Located in Tuxedo, NC, Lake Summit is approximately a 20 min drive from Furman campus. Apart from two hills, this nine mile loop is generally flat and shaded, and offers beautiful views of the forest and lake. The surface is overall smooth, and includes gravel, packed dirt and a little asphalt.
Irwin Belk Track Complex
The Belk Track and Field Complex is used by Furman athletes year-round, if not for workouts, for daily drills, circuits, and hurdle mobility. Furman’s track is particularly significant in that the surface is Mondo, a supplier to the Olympic Games since 1980. Mondo’s technology allows for faster races by allowing the maximum amount of force to be transformed into energy for running movements.
Swamp Rabbit Trail
Running along an old railway bed, the Swamp Rabbit Trail connects to Furman University at mile marker #28. The trail varies from 8 to 12 feet wide and features a paved surface with the addition of connecting trails. The Swamp Rabbit Trail is ideal for tempo runs, fartlek, and other workouts that require a consistent fluctuation of speed due to the smooth surface, and markers for every tenth of a mile. Amenities on the trail include lighting, picnic areas, benches, water fountains and restrooms
On the outskirts of Furman University’s beautiful campus are a number of trail entries. These trails are all interconnected and also run through to the Swamp Rabbit Trail. The campus trails are mostly single tracked with dirt footing, with the addition of foot bridges and an open fire trail.
Furman Golf Course
Host to a couple of NCAA Cross Country Championships, and nearly 20 years as the Southeast NCAA Regionals Championship course, the Gene Mullin Cross Country Course weaves through 170 acres of one of the country’s most beautiful golf courses. The Furman University Golf Course offers firm footing, easy turns and a combination of hills and flats, making it a perfect venue for year-round training.
Dupont State Forest
Located just across the North Carolina border, Dupont boasts over 1000 acres of forest dedicated to wildlife preservation. The most alluring aspect of the park is its miles of cinder roads, an ideal surface for training.