Braveheart 5k – June 16, 2012 – Taste of Scotland Festival – Franklin, NC

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A great 5k held in conjunction with the “Taste of Scotland” festival in Franklin, NC. Some information about the race from the race organizers:

Braveheart costumes & kilts are encouraged! Award for the best dress “Braveheart” individual! The Braveheart 5K & Rob Roy 1 mile Kids “Fun!” Run is a benefit for The Scottish Tartans Museum a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to the history and traditions of Scottish Highland Dress. Our museum focuses primarily on tartan and the kilt, but also features exhibits dealing with Scottish history and the Scottish migration to North Carolina.

And more information about the Taste of Scotland Festival:

Held each year on Father’s Day Weekend in June, the annual Taste of Scotland Festival in Franklin, NC is filled with Scottish fun, food, fashion, music, dance, and culture for the whole family! It celebrates Franklin’s Scots-Irish Heritage very appropriately as we have one of the highest concentrations of Scots-Irish decedents in the country.

This is truly unique Scottish festival is far different than Highland Games. Think of it as a sampling of everything Scottish! At the Taste of Scotland you can enjoy authentic Scottish Foods, Music, Dancers, Clans, Border Collie Demonstrations, Parade of Clans & Tartans, Scottish Crafters and Children’s Highland Games, plus continuous Live Entertainment!

The weekend begins on Friday night with a CEILIDH (that’s Scottish for PARTY!). Then the main event gets underway at 9:00 a.m on Saturday all throughout downtown Franklin. Several outdoor venues feature some of the finest Scottish performers and Celtic dancers in the USA.

Enjoy demonstrations of sword fighting, border collies, and Highland wrestling. You’ll also get a kick out of the Knobby Knees and Shortbread contests. Plus pipes and drums galore.

To get in the mood for this event, you might want to watch So I Married an Axe Murderer.

Online registration is available at


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