The Fyrne Lake 10K (6.2 miles) will take place on Saturday, Nov. 9 beginning at 9 a.m. with race-day registration starting at 8 a.m. There will also be a two-mile walk and shorter races for the kids. For more information on the event please visit www.fyrnelake.com.
Do you love the outdoors? Are you looking for a challenge? I don't mean a walk in the park type of challenge (we can supply that too); I mean a real physically demanding challenge that takes place in one of the most beautiful wilderness areas of West Tennessee. The challenge I am referring to is the Fyrne Lake 10K Trail Run. This race extends 6.2 miles around Fyrne Lake (see course map), over Chickasaw Bluff ridge fields, through thick bottomland forests, by a gorgeous lookout vista of the Mississippi flood plain and winds up crossing the dam that created Fyrne Lake 35 years ago.
A 10K run is a challenge any day. However, the Fyrne Lake 10K is especially challenging since it includes three major ascents totaling over 800 feet of vertical climb (see elevation chart). If this sounds like too much work, there will also be a family-friendly "walk in the park" two-mile trail walk and two youth races. The first youth race is a half-mile run for ages 12 and under. The second race is a quarter-mile run for ages eight and under.
This is the third year for the Fyrne Lake 10K, which takes place at Fyrne Lake Farms located 10 minutes northwest of Dyersburg on Highway 182 (6875 Lenox-Nauvoo Road). The race will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. with registration beginning at 8 a.m. There are registration forms available at three locations in Dyersburg (YMCA, Ultimate Fitness and Anytime Fitness) or you can register online at www.fyrnelake.com. Early registration ends Oct. 21.
This graph shows the different elevation points throughout the 6.2-mile trail run. The run will take participants around Fyrne Lake, over the Chickasaw Bluff Ridge fields, through thick bottomland forests, by a gorgeous lookout vista of the Mississippi flood plain and winds up crossing the dam that created Fyrne Lake 35 years ago.
The fun is not limited to the race. There will be live music and free food. And, let's not forget the T-shirts, goodie bags and awards! All 10K runners will receive a Fyrne Lake 10K "Tech" shirt and official race backpack. Every two-mile walker and youth race participant will receive a finisher's medal, a Fyrne Lake 10K T-shirt and a goodie bag. Medals will also be given for overall first-place male and female in the half-mile and quarter-mile youth runs. The 10K run will have first-, second- and third-place overall male and female medals and first-place male and female medals in multiple age brackets. So, you can enjoy challenging exercise, live music, free food, receive gifts and maybe even an award all while surrounded by God's creation ... not a bad way to spend a beautiful Saturday morning!
Starting this year, all the proceeds from this event will benefit the Dyersburg Community Mission Blitz. The Community Mission Blitz brings churches throughout Dyersburg together to be the hands and feet of Christ by performing service projects, providing meals and sharing God's love to individuals in need. Over 500 volunteers will fan out across the community on the Mission Blitz day next April. With the addition of the proceeds from this race, service projects will also be able to be performed throughout the year.
Interested in finding out more? You can visit our website at www.fyrnelake.com or call us at (731) 676-5556.