Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon + 5k – April 2, 2016 – Western Carolina University – Cullowhee NC

valley of the lilies

The Valley of the Lilies half marathon course features some rolling hills through the WCU campus and surrounding country roads. There is a nice flat stretch along the Tuckaseigee River, followed by the very challenging “Catamount climb” around mile 10 or so. Last year this was a very well-organized race with fun and enthusiastic volunteers. I believe the WCU dance team was even out to cheer on the runners.


A scenic course, featuring rolling hills, on the campus of WCU and along the Tuckaseigee River in Cullowhee, NC.

Proceeds: The proceeds of the race will go to students at WCU to assist in professional presentations and travel to conferences. We have a strong tradition of undergraduate research and professional engagement, which often leads to student travel and presentations at conferences in his or her field of study. Race proceeds will assist students with the expense associated with these outstanding opportunities. Many students are not able to engage in professional development without financial assistance. The race is hosted by the School of Health Sciences and the Department of Campus Recreation & Wellness.


Western Carolina University
1 University Way
Cullowhee, NC 28723

Race starts at 8 AM.


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