Alexander County, NC – Many of you probably made New Year’s resolutions to exercise more and lose weight, which are consistently the top two resolutions every year. There are some excellent opportunities here in Alexander County to help you achieve your fitness goals as planning is already underway for the 2020 running season.

The first race of the year is the 7th Annual Race to the Cove 5K Trail Race at Hickory Cove Bible Camp. The race is scheduled for Saturday, February 22 at 9:00 a.m. along the beautiful trails at the camp on Lake Hickory. The entry fee is only $25 if you register bay February 10, plus you’ll receive a free event t-shirt. There will be awards, post-race activities, child care, and more. Learn more at

Stay tuned for additional information about these races and others as we’ll keep you updated throughout the year. Keep up-to-date with local races on the Alexander County Running Facebook page at and on the Visit Alexander NC website at

We appreciate your support of these events and hope they help you achieve your goals for 2020!