Western Carolina University’s Sport Management Association invites you to the 10th annual Mountain Heritage Day 5K. This is a family friendly chip timed race for both runners and walkers. The undulating course features a combination of pavement and gravel paths and is appropriate for both beginner and accomplished runners. Participants will dash through WCU’s rolling campus past iconic landmarks, including the ‘Catafount’ water fountain and Alumni Tower. Come enjoy a fun way to stay active while experiencing Western Carolina University’s beautiful campus! All proceeds from the 5k race support the Cory David Spaugh Sport Management Association Scholarship Fund.
After the race, take a short stroll or shuttle ride over to the vibrant Mountain Heritage Day festival and celebrate Southern Appalachian mountain culture through live musical performances and demonstrations, food and craft vendors, and a variety of family friendly activities. Admission to the festival is free!
- Age categories for 5K awards: 14 & under l 15-19 l 20-29 l 30-39 l 40-49 l 50-59 l 60 & up
- Chip timing provided by Race Odyssey Events
- Awards handcrafted by the artisans at Mud Dabbers Pottery & Crafts (Balsam, NC)
- T-shirt guaranteed to the first 100 registered participants
Race starts at 8:00 AM