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Tails and Trails 5k Adventure Run

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

ASHEVILLE NC – Do you and your dog like to run together? Join us on Saturday, October 3 for the 8th Annual Tails & Trails 5K Adventure Run at the Buncombe County Sports Park in Candler. The run starts at 9:30 a.m. and is open to adults, children and dogs of all ages. Put your paws to the pavement and come join us for this unique fun run!

You can register online today.

Register in advance with the mail-in registration form attached below (if you register by September 18 you’ll receive an event T-Shirt), or register the day of the race.

Check in and late registration is at 9 a.m. on October 3. The cost is $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 4 – 12, and 2 cans of dog food, which will be donated to the Asheville Humane Society. A portion of the proceeds from the event will also be donated to Asheville Humane Society.

Dogs must remain on leashes at all times. The run will be on the Buncombe County Sports Park track.

For more information, call Jay Nelson at 250-4269.

Healthy Parks/Healthy You 5K Fun Run/Walk

Thursday, February 5th, 2015
Healthy Parks, Healthy You. 5KASHEVILLE NC – The 6th Annual Healthy Parks, Healthy You 5K Fun Run/Walk is Saturday, March 7, 2015. The race starts at 10:30 a.m. and is open to adults and children of all ages.

The race will take place on the Buncombe County Sports Park track. Advance registration is available by mail (see attached below); or you can also available the day of the race. Check in and late registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $12 for adults and $7 for children ages 4 – 15.  Early registration includes an event T-Shirt.

Walkers are welcome to bring baby joggers to this event but for the safety of our walkers and runners, no dogs or bikes are permitted on the track during race time. The Buncombe County Sports Park is located in Candler.

For more information and registration forms please call Jay Nelson at 250-4269 or email him at [email protected]
Sponsored by Buncombe County Parks and Recreation Services.

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Run for Shindig on the Green 5K Race Fundraiser

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

ASHEVILLE NC – The Folk Heritage Committee, which produces Shindig on the Green, is excited to announce the third annual Run For Shindig on the Green, a fun and healthy way to help support Shindig, featuring a 5K Race and one mile Fun Walk/Run. The event takes place Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Carrier Park in Asheville with the 5K Race beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the Fun Walk/Run beginning at 8:35 a.m. The Run For Shindig on the Green 5K kicks off the 48th season of Shindig and is a key element in securing necessary funding for the free and beloved Shindig on the Green summer Saturday evenings in Asheville.

Two overall winners will be recognized at this year’s first Shindig on the Green, on the evening of June 28th, and all race participants are encouraged to attend. The overall male and female winners of the 5K will each receive a beautiful mug featuring the Folk Heritage Committee logo and handcrafted by Mangum Pottery in Weaverville, NC. There will be additional medals and ribbons awarded to the winners of age divisions of the 5K Race. Post-race snacks and water provided courtesy of Sam’s Club. Race management timing and finish line services are performed by Right On Time Productions; race results will be available five minutes after the last runner finishes.

 

Over 30,000 people attend Shindig on the Green for free throughout the summer. While the crowds of locals and visitors at Shindig have grown over the years for the free evenings, so have the costs. The non-profit Folk Heritage Committee must raise funds to cover the costs at Shindig on the Green for goods and services such as sound equipment and technicians. All proceeds from the June 28th 5K and Fun Walk/Run will help to cover the “free” Shindig’s very real operating costs, which average several thousand dollars per evening. The Folk Heritage Committee produces Shindig on the Green and the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in order to support the preservation and continuation of the traditional music, dance and storytelling heritage of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Shindig takes place in the heart of downtown Asheville at Pack Square Park’s Roger McGuire Green, on the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Stage.  Dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the region’s rich cultural heritage, Shindig on the Green’s 48th summer season is scheduled for June 28; July 5, 12, 19; August 9, 16, 23, and 30. For more information, visit www.folkheritage.org or call the Folk Heritage Info Line: 828-258-6101 x345.

Registration: Registration is open! Register for the “Run for Shindig on the Green” 5K Race and Fun Walk/Run online at www.active.com. Online registration closes Thursday June 26th. T-Shirts will be available for pre-registered participants only. There will be no T-shirts available for race-day registrants. Day-of-race registration is 7:30-8:15 a.m.

Carrier Park: The June 28th 5K and Fun Run fundraiser takes place at Carrier Park at the intersection of Amboy Road and Michigan Avenue in West Asheville.

From I-240 East: Take Exit 1C.

From I-240 West: Take Exit 1B. Take a left at the light and your next left after that, back onto I-240 East.  Stay on the ramp to take Exit 1C onto Amboy road. Carrier Park will be on the right after about .25 miles.

Parking: Parking is limited to 280 spaces at Carrier Park so please carpool if possible.

Run for Shindig on the Green 5K Race Fundraiser June 22

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

ASHEVILLE NC – The Folk Heritage Committee, which produces Shindig on the Green, is excited to announce the second annual “Run For Shindig on the Green,” a fun and healthy way to help support Shindig, featuring a 5K Race and one mile Fun Walk/Run. The event takes place Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Carrier Park in Asheville with the 5K Race beginning at 8:30 a.m. and the Fun Walk/Run beginning at 8:45 a.m. The “Run For Shindig on the Green” kicks off the 47th season of Shindig and is a key element in securing necessary funding for the free and beloved Shindig on the Green summer Saturday evenings in Asheville.

Two overall winners will be recognized at this year’s first Shindig on the Green, on the evening of June 29th, and all race participants are encouraged to attend. The overall male and female winners of the 5K will each receive a beautiful mug featuring the Folk Heritage Committee logo and handcrafted by Mangum Pottery in Weaverville, NC. There will be additional medals and ribbons awarded to the winners of age divisions of the 5K Race. Post-race snacks and water provided courtesy of Sam’s Club.

Over 30,000 people attend Shindig on the Green for free throughout the summer. While the crowds of locals and visitors at Shindig have grown over the years for the free evenings, so have the costs. The non-profit Folk Heritage Committee must raise funds to cover the sharply rising costs at Shindig on the Green for goods and services such as security, sound equipment and technicians. All proceeds from the June 22nd 5K and Fun Walk/Run will help to cover the “free” Shindig’s very real operating costs, which average several thousand dollars per evening. The Folk Heritage Committee produces Shindig on the Green and the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in order to support the preservation and continuation of the traditional music, dance and storytelling heritage of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Shindig takes place in the heart of downtown Asheville at Pack Square Park’s Roger McGuire Green, on the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Stage.  Dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the region’s rich cultural heritage, Shindig on the Green’s 47th summer season is scheduled for June 29; July 6, 13, 20; August 10, 17, 24, and 31. For more information, visit www.folkheritage.org or call the Folk Heritage Info Line: 828-258-6101 x345.

Registration: Registration is open! Register for the “Run for Shindig on the Green” 5K Race and Fun Walk/Run online at www.active.com. Online registration closes Thursday June 20th. T-Shirts will be available for pre-registered participants only. T-shirts available for purchase on day of race while supplies last.

Carrier Park: The June 22nd 5K and Fun Run fundraiser takes place at Carrier Park at the intersection of Amboy Road and Michigan Avenue in West Asheville.

From I-240 East: Take Exit 1C.

From I-240 West: Take Exit 1B. Take a left at the light and your next left after that, back onto I-240 East.  Stay on the ramp to take Exit 1C onto Amboy road. Carrier Park will be on the right after about .25 miles.

Parking: Parking is limited to 280 spaces at Carrier Park so please carpool if possible.

5th Annual Race to the Rock on August 28

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

ASHEVILLE, NC – Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park will host its 5th annual Race to the Rock at the Park on Sunday, August 28, 2011. Race to the Rock climbs the steep, winding Park road and finishes in the top parking lot with breathtaking 75-mile views of Lake Lure and the Hickory Nut Gorge. The 25-mile bike race starts at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K run starts at 7:45 a.m. Race to the Rock is part of the 7th Annual Hickory Nut Gorge Olympiad, a three-day, family sports festival, and is professionally managed by Set Up Events. Registration is $35 in advance online or $40 walk-up. For more information or to register, visit www.hickorynutolympiad.com or call 828-429-9011.

“Race to the Rock is a bold challenge for the adventurous runner or cyclist. Everyone who finishes this race will have accomplished an incredible feat and gets to enjoy the panoramic views of Lake Lure and the Gorge at the finish line,” said Matt Popowski, PR & Events Coordinator at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park.

NOTE: Delayed Park opening on 8/28. Due to the race, Chimney Rock will open to the public at 10 a.m. Race spectators may enter the Park with free admission prior to the race at 7:30 a.m., but they must stay put at the Meadows, picnic areas or at the finish line during the race until the roadway is clear of racers.