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Sourwood 5k – August 10, 2013 – Cheshire Fitness Club – Black Mountain, NC

Sourwood 5k Logo 2013

This race is a classic and part of the Asheville Track Club Grand Prix series. It’s a terrific venue and a nice rolling course. The event is always quite well run and features an unusual twist – the option of the ‘pump and run’ – a little bench press activity before the run. Here’s the scoop from the race organizers.


2013 marks the 25th running of the Sourwood 5K, a premiere road run/walk held August 10th in conjunction with the Sourwood Festival. The well marked/supervised 5K course features rolling hills, shade, three aid stations and lots of fun. Also returning is the Cheshire Pump & Run where participants earn deductions off their 5K times for doing bench presses pre-race. Both events are held at the Cheshire Fitness Club in Black Mountain.

Check out the event website – – for event info, on-line registration, Pump & Run rules, and course maps. Paper applications can be picked up at Cheshire, Black Mountain Running Company, and area merchants. Contact 828-669-1902 or for additional questions and/or information on sponsorship opportunities.

Online registration is available at IMAthlete.


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