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Wednesday, 29 February 2012 22:26

WCU’s Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon

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Runners still have time to register for Western Carolina University’s Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5-K at early registration rates before March 1.

The half marathon held Sunday, March 25, and take runners on a 13.1-mile journey through the WCU campus and along the Tuckaseigee River. The 5K run-walk is a new addition this year.

The inaugural half marathon at WCU last year proved to be very popular with runners around the region, with a total of 188 athletes registering for the race. Registrations for this year’s half marathon are already well ahead of numbers from last year, with nearly 100 half marathoners having signed up by mid-February.

Online registration is available at active.com. Fees are $40 for the half marathon and $20 for the 5-K through Wednesday, Feb. 29. Beginning March 1, the fees increase to $60 for the half marathon and $25 for the 5-K. No registrations will be accepted after Wednesday, March 21, including on race day.

Race hosts are WCU’s School of Health Sciences and Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness. Proceeds will be used to support professional development opportunities for students.

halfmarathon.wcu.edu.

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