A great dam run

The annual Dam Race at Fontana Dam — featuring a run over the top of the towering dam itself — was held last week, attracting runners from throughout the Southeast to race against the backdrop of mountain peaks and Fontana Lake.

Daniel Brooks from Cullowhee placed third in the 10K race. The 5K race included two Robbinsville High School Cross Country Team members finishing ahead of the field, Irvin Portugal placed first and Zach Beasley placed second. The female race went to two Robbinsville High School Cross Country Team members as well, Kaitlyn Carringer placed first and Madison Dockery placed third.

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