WCU athletic training students and faculty carry out the relay each year to raise money for the National Athletic Trainersâ€™ Associationâ€™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 â€“ â€śThe Battle for the Old Mountain Jug.â€ť Individuals wishing to make a contribution in recognition of the groupâ€™s efforts can call 828.227.3509.
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A group of 18 runners representing Western Carolina Universityâ€™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 â€“ one hour and 42 minutes faster than the previous best Mountain Jug Run time.