The North Carolina Spring Classic 8k and 16k features many of the parks and greenways in the fast growing, family friendly town of Holly Springs, NC. The 16k course is a bit more challenging, not only with the added distance but also with the enclusion of the beautiful trip around Bass Lake Park. Runners looking for a more flat and fast route will appreciate the quick pace of the 8k option.
You can view both maps below on Google Maps. Be sure to follow the NC Springs Classic Facebook page online for training runs where we'll be organizing live course previews prior to the race.
16k Course Map
8k Course Map
START & FINISH DOWNTOWN FINISH
NEW in 2020, both the starting line and finish line will both be downtown ON MAIN STREET and will kick off the start of the Springsfest, a festival to include live music, food, craft beer, vendors, and more.
8k & 16k - Roughly 1 mile in, runners will be introduced to Jones Park, a 24 acre tract which includes playgrounds, a fishing pond, disc golf course, and baseball/softball facilities. Runners will appreciate the shaded retreat half way through the park which weaves it's way through the tree lined disc golf course.
8k & 16k - Shortly after exiting Jones park, runners will be greated by the memorials of Veterans Park, which includes a tribute to the men and women who have served our country in the military as well as the War on Terror Memorial. Runners will push through Veterans Park on their way to the Bridgewater Community before circling back to the memorials.
16k only - Runners will be introduced to Sugg Farm roughly 4.5 miles into the course. The Sugg Farm parkland is open throughout the year for special events including the ever popular Beericana in the fall and Suggly Sweater 5k in the winter. Runners will then exit the park using trail located in far east section of the park which will lead them down to Bass Lake Park.
BASS LAKE PARK
16k only - runners will enter Bass Lake Park and immedately turn left towards the boathouse as they begin a 2 mile route circling a the lake on a packed mulch trail. Once they complete this loop they will exit at the same location they entered and turn left on the Carl Dean Greenway headed west towards Parrish Womble Park.
CARL DEAN GREENWAY
16k only - Runners will enjoy the roughly 1.25 mile tree lined greenway from Bass Lake Park up to Grigsby Ave. When leaving the Greeway, around mile 9, runners will turn left towards into Womble Park.
16k only - One of the more active sites throughout the week in Holly Springs, Womble Park houses 4 lighted baseball/softball fileds, tennis courts, multipurpos synthetic turf field for soccer and lacrosse, playgrounds, and concession areas. 16k runners will run by the south side of the park along Grigsby Ave on their way to the downtown finish.
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