Mount Airy sits on the first ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, known as Parr’s Ridge. This 5K course crests the peak at an elevation of 765 feet. Challenging hills provide spectacular views of Braddock Mountain to the West.
The course begins with the rolling hills of Watkins Park, a stroll through some of our historic home architecture on Church St., a quick water break at our lovely Vest Pocket Park, then a fun zig zag down hill back into Watkins. There will be a good leg stretch climbing Watersville Rd, a long straight away heading down hill on Main Street…followed by the best part, a beautiful 1/4 mile down our shaded Rails to Trails complete with creek . Round it out with strong finish 1/2 loop back in Watkins Park.