Weekend Pick: Lakeside Trail Race in Greensboro, North Carolina, Jan. 10

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New year, new races! Make it a 2015 resolution to take a break from pavement and give some trails a try, starting this Saturday with the Lakeside Trail Race in Greensboro. Lakeside Trail Race

The race offers both 8- and 15-mile options, each beginning at North Carolina’s Bryan Park Soccer Complex and winding through the Greensboro Trails. 8-mile runners will move out and back on the Townsend Trail, while their 15-mile counterparts will start on the Townsend Trail and detour along the Blue Heron, Peninsula, and Osprey Trails. All of these trails are included in the greater 40-mile Greensboro Watershed Trail System.

For its fifth year running, the Lakeside Trail Race expects at least 200 runners to tackle these trails. It’ll certainly be a popular event, but there’s still time to join! The race will offer registration on Friday evening, January 9, as well as race morning. The race will begin at 10 AM, with registration and packet pick-up on Friday from 4 to 7 PM and Saturday from 8 to 9:30 AM. $55 will take you through the 15-miler, and only $45 for the 8-mile race.

Proceeds from the Lakeside Trail Race will benefit the Greensboro Fat Tire Society, the local mountain biking community, and will also contribute to the upkeep of the Greensboro Trails.

Don’t miss this chance to start off the year in the best way – on your feet in the great outdoors at the Lakeside Trail Race!

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