WCU athletic training students and faculty carry out the relay each year to raise money for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Research and Education Foundation, which awards research grants and academic scholarships in the field of sports medicine. The event is named after the football rivalry between WCU and ASU – “The Battle for the Old Mountain Jug.” Individuals wishing to make a contribution in recognition of the group’s efforts can call 828.227.3509.
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A group of 18 runners representing Western Carolina University’s athletic training program completed the sixth annual Mountain Jug Run for Research, a 175-mile continuous relay from the WCU football stadium in Cullowhee to the Appalachian State University football stadium in Boone in 27 hours and 25 minutes – one hour and 42 minutes faster than the previous best Mountain Jug Run time.