Pickin’ in the Park 5k – May 3, 2014 – Bent Creek Park – Asheville, NC

Pickin in the Park 5k

A 5k race in conjunction with an all-day hootenanny at Bent Creek Park. The 5k race starts at 3 PM.


Bent Creek Community Park is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Pickin’ in the Park at Bent Creek Community Park on May 3rd, from 1:30-9pm. The event will include a short track bike race, 5k trail run, pig picking, silent auction and raffle.

The Pickin’ in the Park 5k and short track race will encompass the trails of our 21-acre park, giving each runner the chance to fully experience the beauty of a local trail running and biking venue. The short track race will host different races throughout the day to accommodate all skill levels from beginner to pro and the 5k is open to all runners.

The pig picking will feature delicious fare from Luella’s BBQ, live music and will begin at 6pm. The silent auction is fully stocked with items, services and gift certificates from generous businesses throughout Asheville. It will last from 1:30-8 and will be followed immediately at 8 with a raffle.

All of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Bent Creek Community Park, specifically with the intention of raising funds to purchase a new commercial lawnmower to maintain park grounds. Residents of the community volunteer their time to maintain over 5 acres of green-space.


Online registration is available at Pre-Reg.com. For more information, visit the race website.

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