If you’ve been looking for the perfect place to take a jog or walk, go on a bicycle ride with the family, or even inline skate, the NCM Motorsports Park is opening the track on Tuesday evenings for “Trek @ the Track”. The 3.15 mile paved road course plays host to a number of fundraising running and walking events each year, including Monster Dash benefitting Joseph’s Hope, and the Checkered Flag Chase benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association.
Trek at the Track is free, and offered every Tuesday beginning April 4 (weather pending).
Tuesdays, April 4 – May 30 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesdays, June 6 – August 29 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tuesdays in September 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The track offers light elevation changes and a number of configurations so that visitors can pick the length of their trek, as well as being wide with adequate space for slow or fast-moving trekkers. A large 22 acre flat paved paddock is also available for anyone doing speed work. The facility offers restrooms, showers, a Michelin inflation station and a picnic area at the Kimberlee A. Fast Pavilion. A second level viewing deck is available at both the Pavilion, as well as in the Holley Control Tower. Plenty of free parking is available, and the track is easy to access from Porter Pike, 505 Grimes Road, off I-65, exit 28.
Pets are also welcome as long as they are on a leash and owners clean up after their animals. Roller blades and roller skates are welcome, but anything motorized is not. Sorry, no skateboards. Skaters and cyclists are required to wear helmets.
If you are interested in receiving notification of the new Trek @ the Track Nights, as well as other community events at the NCM Motorsports Park and National Corvette Museum, please sign up at www.corvettemuseum.org/subscribe/. For more information call Paula at 270-777-4507.