Pick Your Poison 5K and 10K

Pick Your Poison 5K and 10K, Davidson, NC

June 9, 2012

Click here to view overall results for the Pick Your Poison 5K and 10K!

What’s your ideal race? Is it a super-challenging 10K that starts up a 10% grade, climbs 150 feet, loops back down to the start, and repeats it, three times!?!? Or is it a gorgeous, pancake-flat 5K along a greenway and wide paths, through an idyllic pastoral landscape?

We’ve concocted an event that achieves both ideals. If you’re a glutton for punishment, sign up for the toughest road 10K within 50 miles. If you like your races flat and scenic, you’ll want to run the beautiful 5K course. (If you’re running the ROC series, make sure you sign up for the 5K). Both races are equally beautiful, but one runs up the side of a hill while the other runs through flat meadows.

The start of the 10K

A meadow path on the 5K

Click here to register online now.
Or register in person on race day (increased fees apply)
Runners that register before May 30 will get a fantastic technical race T shirt featuring the custom Pick Your Poison logo; after that shirts will be distributed while supplies last.

The Courses
These are two of the most beautiful races you’ll ever run, but while the 10K will be one of the most challenging, the 5K will be one of the most pleasant. The 10K is entirely on paved roads and greenways, while the 5K is half on paved greenways and half on wide, unpaved paths.

10K runners repeat the same quad-burning loop three times, running through the finish line each time. 5K runners run their loop just once.


Pick Your Poison 10K route (repeat 3 times)

10K elevation profile (repeat 3 times)


Pick Your Poison 5K Route

5K Elevation profile

Partners for Parks

Proceeds from the Pick Your Poison 5K and 10K will benefit Partners for Parks, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting and enhancing parks, greenways, open space and recreation in neighborhoods throughout Mecklenburg County and the surrounding region.

Race Day Schedule
Saturday, June 9, 2012
7 a.m. Registration & Packet Pick Up
8 a.m. 10K Start
8:05 a.m. 5K Start
9:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony

Abersham Park
Shearer Road and Grey Road
Davidson, NC

From downtown Davidson, take Concord Road 0.6 miles to Grey Road. Turn left on Grey Road and drive 2.3 miles to the Abersham entrance at Greenwold Drive, on your right.

Entry Fees
Before May 24: $25
After May 24 / Race Day: $30

Top 3 male and female
Top 3 in age group: 18 and under, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 and up.

Presenting Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

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