Mendota river scene

2017 Mendota 5K River Run

2017 Race in the works!

The 2017 Mendota 5K River Run will take place March 11, 2017. The run will commence at 9 a.m., with a 9:15 start time for the One Mile Walk. Timing will be provided by Oscar Wagner of the SFTC.

This certified 5K race is laid out at the base of the beautiful Clinch Mountains beside the North Fork of the Holston River in Mendota, VA. The course is quite flat and conducive to recording personal best times.

The 2016 Run was won in 17:01 by Jacob Cutshall in a field of 78 runners, up from 72 in 2015.

Mendota River Run route

Entry Info

Pre-registration runs through March 1, 2017. Fees: $20 for 5K; $10 for Fun Walk

Registration after March 1: $25 for 5K; $10 for Fun Walk

[State of Franklin Track Club members receive $1 registration discount, no late fee. This race qualifies as an SFTC King and Queen Event.]

Download our entry form. [PDF]

Prizes and Sponsors

There will be a full slate of prizes. Announced to date:

  • Lap quilt—10 Stitches
  • Paperback copies of The Legend of the Dagger Prince—T. A. Gallant/Timotheos Press
  • Two 2017 silver dollars—MCA board
  • Box of 100 12-gauge shotgun shells—Wayne Hays
  • Running accessories—Hibbett Sports
  • Drink bottles—The Holston Medical Group

Sponsors: TBA

Route and Directions

The race begins at the Mendota Community Center, drives southwest for one quarter mile, turns left onto Civil Drive for one quarter mile, then right across the bridge down Federal Road for about a mile to the turnaround, retracing the same course to the finish.

Find your way to the Mendota 5K River Run via Mapquest.

Results Archive

2016 Results

Overall 2016 winner: Jacob Cutshall (17:01)

Download 2016 overall results.
Download 2016 age group results.
Download 2016 age-graded results.

2015 Results

Overall 2015 winner: Tom McCormack (17:36)

Download 2015 overall results.
Download 2015 age group results.
Download 2015 age-graded results.