Mountain Heritage Day 5k – September 24, 2022

Western Carolina University’s Sport Management Association invites you to the 13th annual Mountain Heritage Day 5K on Saturday September 24, 2022! 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 as well as leisure walkers. 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 Sport Management Association Scholarship Fund.

After completing 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 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
Custom handcrafted awards provided by Mud Dabbers Pottery & Crafts (Balsam, NC)
Race T-shirt guaranteed to the first 100 registered participants.


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