Runners of all ages have a chance to follow in the footsteps of the Overmountain Men, along a portion of the path they marched to the Battle of Kings Mountain through Rutherfordton. Our Main Street is actually a part of the National Park that commemorates this important march and decisive victory in the Revolutionary War. Held in conjunction with the Hilltop Festival, this race begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. and starts at the corner of Court and Main Streets and proceeds through our Historic Downtown. See the course map for the exact route.
Following the Overmountain Victory Trail 5K, cyclists will take off from the Rutherford County Office Building on Main Street as part of the Annual Tour de Pumpkin cycling event.
Proceeds from this race will help fund construction of the Overmountain Victory Trail - a path that will greatly enhance our local trails system.