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Upcoming Events

Super Leader 5K @ Old Fort Elementary School
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am

The 4th Annual Super Leader 5K is hosted by the Old Fort Elementary PTO and is a benefit for the Leader In Me initiative – see info below.


Top 3 Overall M/F

Top 3 M/F in the following Age Groups: 5-7, 8-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29……..60+, 70+.


FRIDAY [April 26] 3-5PM: Early Packet Pick Up and onsite registration

SATURDAY [April 27]

7:00 – 7:45AM     Onsite Packet Pick Up and onsite registration

8:00AM              START

9:00AM+/-          Awards 


Online registration in available online until Friday – April 26th at 8PM

$10.00 for Youth 18 & Under [Race Day $15]

$15.00 for Adults  [Race Day $20]

$40.00 for Family of Four [Race Day $60]

Woodfin 5K @ Woodfin Elementary School
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am

Invest in future generations.
Run to support youth literacy and community service.”
We are looking forward to another successful race! The course rolls through some of the hills of Woodfin, making it a beautiful run and a good challenge as we hope to encourage healthy choices within our community.

In coordination with Woodfin Elementary School , Woodfin Elementary School PTO, The Town of Woodfin, The Woodfin YMCA , New Life Community Church, ThisIsWoodfin.com and many other fine friends of Woodfin Elementary School.

If you would like to be a Corporate Sponsor of the race , please contact Woodfin5k@gmail.com. We have several different levels of sponsorship packages available.

We have enabled all Woodfin Elementary School students run for FREE [They must register to do so.] In exchange for this freebie we encourage them to raise funds for their school by finding sponsors. Well…. how do you get elementary school kids motivated to raise $$$? Easy! The class that raises the most funds wins a Pizza Party in their classroom!! Now we’re talking!!!

#BrittenStrong 5K @ Montreat College - Black Mountain Campus
Apr 28 @ 1:30 pm
#BrittenStrong 5K @ Montreat College - Black Mountain Campus | Black Mountain | North Carolina | United States

 #BrittenStrong 5K Run/Walk = Sunday April 28th at the Montreat College Black Mountain Campus/Track – 250 Vance Ave – in Black Mountain, NC.


Sunday – April 28, 2018:

11-1:15 PM: Packet Pick Up & Onsite Registration: Montreat College Black Mountain Campus/Track – 250 Vance Ave – in Black Mountain, NC

1:30 PM: START of the #BrittenStrong 5k Run/Walk

1:00pm Kids Fun Run: Montreat College Black Mountain Campus/Track – 250 Vance Ave – in Black Mountain, NC

About the 5k Run/Walk: Montreat College, the town of Montreat, and the town of Black Mountain encourage you to come out in support of Britten Olinger. This 5k race will be held at Montreat’s Track and Field/Cross-Country trails on the Black Mountain campus. Shirts will be sold on site and during online registration at the price of $10.00. There will also be  bracelets being sold for $1 on the day of the race. All earnings from this event are going to the family of Coach Olinger to help them out with medical expenses. 

This years race will feature a 5K walk/run, a kids fun run and post race BBQ.  Vendors, bouncy houses and face painting will be available also.

The race is being coordinated by Montreat College’s Exercise Science Program. This is the third year we are putting on the race and hope we can continue this for many years and help other families in need. 

Corkscrew & Brew 5K @ Chetola Resort
May 4 @ 9:00 am

The 7th annual Corkscrew 5K, held in conjunction with SAVOR Blowing Rock , combines road racing and wine (or, if you prefer, walking and wine). Join us at the fabulous Chetola Resort for super fun weekend.


Friday – May 3rd:

4:00 – 7:00pm  Early packet pick up and onsite registration in the Recreation Center

Saturday – May 4th:

8:00 – 8:50am Walk-up registration and packet pick-up

9:00am 5K Run/Walk START 

Awards to follow


Wine & Beer Free 5K: $25 in advance, $35 morning of the race
Wine & Beer Lovers 5K:  (includes 4 wine/beer stations along the route): $30 in advance, $40 morning of the race. [Must be 21 to enter this division; wrist bands will be given out and are required to be worn during race.]


Free to runners who register by April 10, and while supplies last for late registrants


Chetola Resort at Blowing Rock, 185 Chetola Lake Dr., Blowing Rock, NC 28605


An accurately measured, winding and scenic run through Chetola Resort. Check out the course map.


Awards given to Overall Male and Female, Master Male and Female, and the Top 2 in the following age groups:

Wine Free: under 14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Wine Lovers: 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Door prizes include wine, beer, wine/beer-related items, t-shirts, running accessories, massages from the Spa at Chetola Resort, tickets to Blowing Rock Chamber events and more.


No roller blades or dogs (Chetola is a pet-free property)


Race website

828.295.5535 or gwoolard@chetola.com


Not a runner? We welcome walkers as well! Or be a spectator and cheer on the participants while enjoying the to-go breakfast bar and the Bloody Mary / Mimosa bar set up on Timberlake’s patio from 7:30am-10am.

Headed to College Road Races 5K 10K @ Wilkes Community College
May 11 @ 8:00 am
Headed to College Road Races 5K 10K @ Wilkes Community College | Wilkesboro | North Carolina | United States

The 16th Annual 5k and 10k proceeds benefit the New Century Scholarship Program of Communities In Schools – Northwest North Carolina. This program provides services for students in 6th-12th grades in order to ensure they graduate high school and attend college.


Saturday – May 11th:

6:30am-7:30 am: Packet Pick Up & On-site Registration @ the Doc & Merle Watson Theatre

8:00am:  START 

Awards: Top 3 M&F Overall ¦ Top 3 M&F Masters [40+] ¦ Top 3 M&F Age Groups 

Age Groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, & 70+

Walkers welcome!

Wilkes Community College Student? Use coupon code “WCCStudent” to receive a $5.00 discount. Must present student ID at race day registration. 

K-12 Student Price: $10.00

For more complete information, please visit the race web site or join us on Facebook!

Cherokee Choices Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk @ Kituwah Mound
May 11 @ 9:00 am

Kituwah MoundThe 2019 Mother’s Day 5K returns to the Kituwah Mound also known as the Mother Town. Hosted by Cherokee Choices, the course has a bit of everything – road, farm road, and trails – offering a complete review of the historic site. The course is perfect for seasoned runners, first timers, and walkers.

All money raised benefit the Maverick’s Tsalagi Sunshine Group.


Entry Fee for Adults is Only $15 until April 30th = guaranteed shirt in the size requested. After April 30th the Entry Fee for Adults in still Only $20 = shirt guaranteed but may not be in the size requested.

Entry Fee for Kids (12& Under) & Elders (59+) is Only $5


7:30 – 8:30:   On-site registration and packet pick up

9:00:     Start 5K Run/Walk

 Download race flyer here.

 About Cherokee Choices:2014_Turkey_Strut_Pic001_Start_Crop

Cherokee Choices / REACH works to mobilize the community to confront environmental and biological factors that put Cherokee people at higher risk for diabetes.

The cornerstones of this program are listening to the community and providing social support to increase physical activity and promote well-being and healthy choices, which can reduce the risk for obesity and diabetes. This approach makes Cherokee Choices different from the top-down programs typically provided by social service agencies.

Our efforts include addressing issues related to racism and mental health; creating a supportive environment for community participation; and developing policies for schools, work sites, and churches that promote positive health changes.

For additional information about our programs please visit our website.


About Kituwah Mound:

Kituwah is known as the Mother Town of the Cherokee People.  Hundreds of years ago, Kituwah Mound SignKituwah Mound held the Council House and the first fire.  Around the mound was the Cherokee village.  During the time of the Removal (1830’s), the land was taken from the Cherokee including Kituwah.   Just within the last 25 years, the land has been returned the People.  Today it is many acres of farm land, although there is no village, the People use the land for gardens, dancing ceremonies and other important events.


Leader of the Pack 5K & Fun Run @ McNair Stadium: Forest City NC
May 18 @ 8:00 am

Join us in celebration of the 10th Annual Leader of the Pack 5K & Fun Run – Saturday May 18th at the McNair Stadium in Forest City, NC. Hosted by the Rutherford County Schools Education Foundation the 5K run/walk and Free 1/2 mile Fun Run is a benefit for the RCSEF initiatives. 

**If you sign up after 5/4/2019 you will not be guaranteed a shirt on Race Day. You can still log in your shirt size, however, as we may have some left over after the race.**
Registration info:
Feb 1st – May 17th: Adults: $20, Students [Age 18 & under]: $15
Race Day May 18th: Adults: $25, Students [Age 18 & under]: $15

Special pricing:

  • 5K Family Four Pack >> Four (4) runners for a $60 flat rate.  [To qualify – the four (4) runners must be signed up with the same registration/payment. This discount will end on May 15th and will not be available on Race Day]
  • Gift Certificates >> Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite runner? Sign them up for the Leader of the Pack 5K. Click on the “Gift Certificate” button above. They love the surprise and you’ll be supporting a great cause too.

Top Overall Male/Female (1st, 2nd, & 3rd) 
Top Master Male/Female (1st & 2nd) 
Age Group Awards (1st, 2nd,& 3rd)  Male/Female in the following age groups: 
0-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
Top participation awards: Trophies will be  awarded to the elementary, middle and high schools with the highest participation – School participation is based on runners present and checked in on the day of the race. Family members, staff, community members, etc. (not only students) count toward school participation if registered and checked in with their school affiliation. No school level awards will be determined by race times. 

The Leader of the Pack 5K is part of the Rutherford Outdoor Coalition – Rutherford Race Series 

Lead the Way 5K Run/Walk @ Black Mountain Primary School
May 19 @ 3:00 pm

The 4th Annual Leader in Me 5K Run/Walk is hosted by and a benefit for the Black Mountain Primary.  The Leader in Me is Franklin Covey’s whole school transformation process.  It teaches 21st Century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a LEADER.

Lead the Way 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run is a FUNdraising 5K Run/Walk to help us raise the money that Black Mountain BMPSignPrimary needs to fully implement Leader In Me leadership program with our students.

Come support a local school and have fun while doing it!

Sign up now and add on a shirt for support!