If you are looking to run a personal best, consider the Bryson City Firecracker 5k on July 4th.
The course, which begins downtown and heads toward the Deep Creek community and back, is one of the flattest 5K courses in the region. The male overall course record is 14:50; the overall female course record is 17:50.
It begins at 8 a.m. on July 4 at the Swain County Administration Building downtown.
Walk-up registration will begin at 6:45 a.m. and will close at 7:45 a.m. Registration is $20 before July 1, or $25 with a T-shirt. Day of registration is $30 with or without a T-shirt.