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Tuscola Mountaineer 5K

On November 16th at 9:00am, Tuscola High School Cross Country will be hosting its first ever Mountaineer 5k fundraiser! All proceeds will go to the boys and girls Tuscola High School Cross Country programs.

The race will start and finish at 66 Commerce Street Waynesville, NC 28786 outside of Panacea Coffeehouse, Cafe, and Roastery. Awards will be unique hand-made ceramic medals by Mud Dabbers Pottery and Crafts.

Zen Squirrel Trail Run

The inaugural Zen Squirrel Trail Runs are coming to Chapel Hill, NC. Grab your adventure loving family and friends and join us for a morning of fun, challenge, and healthy competition.

The 5 and 10 mile race courses, and the 2 mile fun run (added on 8/27), meander through the neighborhood trails of Briar Chapel, a new and growing community located 15 minutes south of downtown Chapel Hill. These scenic, forest covered courses include a mixture of smooth and flowing dirt trails, rock and root strewn single-track, and challenging hill climbs. Prepare for an awesome day of trail running action!

After the race, stick around for fun post-race festivities – food (including breakfast burritos!), music, massage/stretching, awards, games/giveaways, the FREE kids ‘Race for Treasure’, and the presentation of The Jester Group’s donation to the Haw River Assembly.

This is the inaugural event for Roadless Races – bringing superior event production to the Triangle.

Check out all the details at https://runsignup.com/zensquirreltrailrun

Girls on the Run of WNC 5K – Fall

Chase your dreams and celebrate all girls being joyful, healthy, and confident at the Great Beginnings & Great Smiles Girls on the Run of WNC Fall 5K run and walk! It is family-friendly and open to the public. The 5K will be chip timed by Event Mercenaries, Inc.  Runners and walkers of all ages and paces are encouraged to run or walk. 

Join hundreds of girls in grades 3-8 from throughout Western North Carolina, who have trained with volunteer coaches for the past 10 weeks, to participate in their celebratory end-of-season 5K. The Girls on the Run program combines running with lessons about important topics such as preventing bullying and processing emotions.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Girls on the Run of WNC scholarship fund, which aims to make the non-profit’s program accessible to all girls in the community, regardless of their ability to pay the program fee.


All participants who register by Thursday, November 7, 2019 are guaranteed to receive an event t-shirt at Runner Check-In. For registrations received after November 7th, t-shirts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last.

11:00 AM | 5K START