This is one of those races that has a strong following, terrific volunteers, a fast course and some of the best home-cooked post race food on earth. That’s right, on earth. Fabulous soups and homemade baked goods. I’ve done the half marathon four times and as Western North Carolina races go, this features a mild and mostly flat course with scenic rural views.
FROM THE RACE ORGANIZERS
The Half Marathon and 5K Races are run through the lovely Bethel Community south of Canton, NC. The fall colors on the trees, the rolling farmlands, the Pigeon River, and the cool weather make this a particularly inviting race event. The race is held each year on the second Saturday of October. The race is sanctioned by the Asheville Track Club and race times are submitted for the ATC Grand Prix Series. The Half Marathon course is certified USATF # NC12099PH.