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Wednesday, 14 September 2011 12:42

New half marathon gearing up in Cherokee

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Registration is open for a new half-marathon race taking place on the Cherokee Indian Reservation Saturday, Oct. 15, starting at 8 a.m. The day’s events also feature a 5k race.

Proceeds will benefit the Madison Hornbuckle Children’s Cancer Foundation, providing funding for families with children being treated for cancer.

Both races begin at the Cherokee Fairgrounds. The course traverses through downtown Cherokee and winds through some of the beautiful mountain areas of the Great Smokies during the colorful fall season. The half marathon course will pass through virtually every community in Cherokee, with one significant climb at mile six. The runners will experience Cherokee culture throughout the entire course, and fully staffed aid stations will be provided.

Registration is open at www.cherokeeharvesthalf.com. Runners will receive a long-sleeve technical running shirt, swag bag and post-race entertainment. Entry fees are $30 for the half marathon and $20 for the 5K through Sept. 30.

The event is being produced by Glory Hound Events.

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