Don your best kilt for the Braveheart 5K

The Braveheart 5K footrace and one-mile kids’ fun run will streak into downtown Franklin on Saturday, June 16.

The race is a fundraiser for The Scottish Tartans Museum, a nonprofit organization based in Franklin that is dedicated to the history and traditions of Scottish Highland Dress. The museum focuses primarily on tartan and the kilt but also features exhibits dealing with Scottish history and the Scottish migration to North Carolina.

In a fitting testament to the race, braveheart costumes and kilts are encouraged, with a special award for the best dressed “Braveheart.”

The Braveheart 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Main Street. The Rob Roy one-mile fun run for ages 12 and under will begin at 8 a.m.

Entry fee is $30 or $20 for the fun run. T-shirts go to the first 125 registered racers. Awards will be given to the overall male and female winners and to the top 3 overall finishers of age groups. Overall male and female winners will receive a $50 savings bond.

The race is put on by Bringing It To Life! Productions.


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