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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 16:14

Run toward spring

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It may be winter, but running season is just around the corner, with registration already open for some races.

The seventh annual Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5K will take off at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at Western Carolina University. Half marathon runners will embark on a 13.1-mile journey through campus, along the Tuckasegee River and around the Cullowhee community, while 5K walkers and runners will tour the campus. $40 for the half marathon and $20 for the 5K through March 5, with proceeds used to help WCU students with professional development, presentations and travel to conferences. halfmarathon.wcu.edu or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race and Walk will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. The event will feature a 5K run and walk, as well as a fun run for kids under 10. $25 through March 31, with a t-shirt included. Proceeds benefit maintenance and improvements for the grounds, lake and recreation areas at Lake Junaluska. www.lakejunaluska.com/run.

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