This like all the Miles in Martinsville races is a hidden gem that more runners should try. It offers not only the standard 5K but also the 8K and virtual run options. The course is well marked and scenic. It is put on by a friendly, fun-loving group that promotes participation at all levels.
This was a fun 5k race with a great atmosphere around the beautiful Lake Lanier. The first mile is downhill and very fast, but the second mile will challenge your hill climbing skills! The third mile has one short hill , but is mostly flat with a small 1-2% grade sprint to the finish!
This year was a new title sponsor SOVAH Medical. The course does not change from year to year. It is downhill for most of the first mile. Then uphill for most of the second mile. The last mile is mostly downhill. This is for the 5K part of the race.