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Wednesday, 16 March 2011 19:47

Runners embrace spring with lineup of 5Ks

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Spring is nearly here, and the running calendar proves it. Here are some 5Ks coming up in the next few weeks.

• Meadowbrook Cubs on the Run 5k and fun-run held March 19 will benefit Meadowbrook Elementary School’s physical education department in Haywood County. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. The race starts at 9 a.m.; the fun-run at 10 a.m. A health fair in the gym is set that same day from 7:30 a.m. to 1l a.m.

The race costs $20, a t-shirt is included in the entry fee for the first 150 people who signup. 828.646.3445. www.mes.haywood.k12.nc.us.

• The Western Carolina PEAKS 5-K Night Race will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, March 25, at Western Carolina Univesrity in front of Scott Residence Hall. The race is sponsored by the PEAKS program, part of WCU’s Department of Residential Living, and proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. $15. 828.227.3232.  

• The Spring Sprint 5-K, also at Western Carolina University, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 2, hosted by the WCU Physical Therapy Student Association. The race will begin at the campus picnic area. All runners will receive a post-run breakfast, T-shirts and gift bags. Cost is $12 for students and $15 for others. 828.380.1347.

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