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Wednesday, 17 October 2012 14:12

Enjoy the fall colors on foot

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out runningA 5-mile trail run will be held on the single-track trails of Nantahala Outdoor Center Saturday, Oct. 27.

The Flint Ridge Fall 5-Miler will start at the Flint Ridge trailhead at the top of NOC’s campus in the Nantahala Gorge, traversing approximately 4.75 trail miles and finishing riverside by the Nantahala after a quick downhill. This trail offers great scenic images of the fall foliage in the Nantahala Gorge, with awesome views of the river. The run is part of a larger event at NOC called NOCtoberfest.

The event is sponsored by Salomon and will help support MedicForce, an independent non-profit that utilizes first aid and medical professionals to provide free first aid training and care to remote communities throughout the world.

Late registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the race will start at 9 a.m. www.noc.com.

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    art theplaceI did it again. It’s 9 a.m. last Saturday at the starting line of the Cashiers Trail Mix five-mile backwoods race. I knew I should have gotten more sleep the night before, should have at least had something to eat that morning. Shouldn’t have overindulged in the libations of Friday night, nor said the things I now regretted to my girlfriend.

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