Athletes to converge in Cullowhee for Valley of the Lilies races

out runningThe fourth annual Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5K race are expected to draw an estimated 300 runners and walkers to Western Carolina University in Cullowhee on Saturday, April 5. 


The half marathon will begin at 8 a.m. and take runners on a scenic 13.1-mile journey across the WCU campus and along country roads beside the Tuckaseigee River. The 5K (3.1-mile) race for runners and walkers begins at 8:15 a.m.

Although online registration for the races was set to end April 1, on-site race day registration will be available from 6:30 until 7:30 a.m. April 5 at WCU’s Campus Recreation Center. Fees will be $80 for the half marathon and $30 for the 5K.

Packet pickup for pre-registered runners and walkers will be held at the recreation center from 4 to 8 p.m., on both April 3 and 4. Race day packet pickup will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. at the recreation center.

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Get doused in colors in Clyde Elementary 5K

Help Clyde Elementary purchase some much-needed books while enjoying some colorful fun at the Clyde Elementary 5K Color Run on Saturday, April 12, held at the campus.

Participants will get splashed with paint thrown from the side at various points in the race. There’s opportunity to run, walk, volunteer, enlist participants and advertise.

Register at by searching “Clyde Color Run.” Lisa Cook, 828.627.2206. 

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