Friends of the Lake 5K to celebrate Junaluska lakeshore recreation

Lake Junaluska will host the Friends of the Lake 5K, Family Walk, and Children’s Fun Run at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 30, as part of its annual Easter weekend activities.

Proceeds for this event go towards the annual maintenance and improvement of the recreation areas at Lake Junaluska. Participants will also become a member of the Friends of the Lake program.

The race headquarters will be at the Weldon Gym with registration from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. The 5K race will start at 9 a.m., the 5K Family Walk at 9:10 a.m. and the Fun Run for Kids 10 and under at 10 a.m. Cost is $25 for adults, $15 for ages 11 to 18 and free for 10 and under. 

Registration can be found at the Bethea Welcome Center or 828.454.6680 or www.lakejunaluska.com.

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