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Brandon’s Run 5k – March 21, 2015 – Riverside Park – Spruce Pine NC

Spruce Pine NC

A great spring race in Spruce Pine for a very important cause.


This event is multidimensional. Your choices are, 1) A very competitive course and event. 2) A just for fun walk or run. 3) Join in by donating to a great cause.

Brandon’s Run is an event to help Brandon Burleson conquer cancer. Brandon and his wife Jessica are expecting their first child in February. Brandon, a local runner and hiker, first noticed something wrong with his thigh as he was completing the Appalachian Trail thru-hike back in 2008. He has now been diagnosed with bone cancer. This new family needs our help as they battle this disease. Run Brandon’s Run or Walk Brandon’s Walk or be part of the event by donating what you can.

If you register by March 7th, you are guaranteed a Brandon’s Run T shirt.

All events will begin at 2:00 PM on March 21, 2015. The races will begin on Tappan Street near Riverside Park. in Spruce Pine, NC. There will be 5 year age groups, including a 70+ age group in the timed 5K.

THE COURSE: (Out and Back) Beginning near Riverside Park, going west on Tappan to Summit Avenue, turning right onto Highland Ave. Cross bridge and right on to Oak Avenue (Upper Street). Follow Oak Avenue to the North/East Intersection of Oak and Elm (above 50’s Diner). Turn left on Elm. Follow Elm and take right on Oak Avenue. Turn Left at the intersection of Oak (Upper Street) and Locust (Lower Street). Follow Lower Street and take left on Highland (Bridge) and return to Riverside Park.

There will be police on the course to help with traffic. However, the course will be open to traffic. Walkers should use the sidewalks when possible.



Race starts at 2 PM.

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