Saturday, Nov 5, 2022 @ 8:30 AM

Run for the Dogs

3645 Rocky Face Church Road

Hiddenite, NC 12 Miler, 8 Miler, 4 Miler

This Event Took Place Sat. Nov 5, 2022


The 6th Annual Run for the Dogs Trail Race is set for Saturday, November 5, 2022, at Rocky Face Park in Alexander County. There are three race distances - 4 miles, 8 miles, and 12 miles. All races start at 8:30 a.m. at the Rocky Face Park Multipurpose Building, located at 3645 Rocky Face Church Road, Hiddenite, NC 28636. We ask that you bring some dog and/or cat food for the Alexander County Animal Shelter.


Saturday, November 5, 2022


Rocky Face Park Multipurpose Building

3645 Rocky Face Church Road

Hiddenite, NC 28636


4 miles, 8 miles, and 12 miles


$10 for any distance. T-shirts are not included in the registration fee. Please include an additional $10 if you would like a long-sleeved t-shirt. Race t-shirts are not guaranteed after October 29, 2022.

Make checks payable to Alexander County. No refunds. Mail check and completed entry form to:

Run for the Dogs
621 Liledoun Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681

All proceeds from these races will go to the Alexander County Animal Shelter.


The start and finish line of each 4 mile loop is at the new Rocky Face Park Visitors Center. Each loop travels up Grindstone Trail to the top. At this intersection, the loop continues straight across and down Prison Camp Trail to the bottom. The trail takes a sharp left and up Buzzard Trail to Hollow Rock Trail up to Grindstone Trail, turning right and back by the Rocky Face Park Visitors Center, continuing on Grindstone to the paved Quarry Trail turning left around by the picnic shelter, turning right at Rascal Trail for a short distance, turning back right on Quarry Trail, then back left on Grindstone Trail to the finish at the new center. Each loop measures 4+ miles of hills, roots, rock, mud, asphalt, downhills, and fun! All turns will be marked.


Awards will be presented to the top male and female in each race. Masters awards will be presented to the first male and female age 40+ finishers in each race.


Race numbers and shirts may be picked up at the Rocky Face Park multipurpose building (3645 Rocky Face Church Road, Hiddenite, NC 28636) on Saturday, November 5, 2022, from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. (race morning). There will be no early packet pickup.


From U.S. 64 East (from Taylorsville) turn left onto Millersville Road or from U.S. 64 West (from Statesville) take a right onto Millersville Road and travel to the stop sign. Take a left onto Highway 90 and then a right onto White Plains Road. Travel to the stop sign and take a right onto Rocky Springs Road. Turn left onto Rocky Face Church Road. The Rocky Face Park Visitors Center will be located to your right.


Rick French, Race Director
(828) 632-9332

Event's current local time: 12:24 AM ET


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