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Viking Dash – Charlotte
February 25, 2023
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About The Viking Dash – Charlotte
The Viking Dash Half Marathon in Gastonia, North Carolina is an exciting race that has something for everyone. Taking place on 25 February 2023, this race offers a unique and enjoyable experience with amazing views of the countryside.
Starting in downtown Gastonia, runners will be treated to 13.1 miles of stunning scenery along the Catawba River Trail. The route follows a rolling course through forested areas as well as open fields, offering plenty of opportunity to take in sights such as lakeside parks and historic sites like Loray Mill Village Historic District and Erwin Park. The terrain is mostly flat with some hills to challenge even experienced runners – perfect for those looking for a scenic yet challenging run!
In terms of weather conditions, temperatures tend to stay mild throughout winter months; however it can get cold at night so make sure you come prepared with layers if you plan on running past sunset! On average there are humid summers but nothing too extreme or unbearable during the half marathon event.
The crowds are usually quite supportive and encouraging throughout the entire course; many local residents come out to cheer you on which really helps boost your motivation levels when things start getting tough! There’s also live music playing at certain points which adds an extra festive atmosphere – this combined with beautiful natural surroundings makes it one very special race indeed!
Lastly, what sets this half marathon apart from other races is its post-race festival where participants can enjoy food trucks and craft beer whilst celebrating their achievements amongst friends old & new – definitely not an experience you’ll want to miss out on!
Overall Viking Dash Half Marathon in Gastonia truly provides a wonderful combination of breathtaking scenery coupled with great hospitality making it one unforgettable racing experience!