Obstacle race serves up family-friendly adventure

out obstaclecourseThe Merrell Adventure Dash, held at 4:30 p.m. May 24 in the Nantahala Gorge, will give participants of all ages a chance to negotiate a series of obstacles while racing to the finish at Nantahala Outdoor Center.

Race options include the 1K Fun Run and the 5K Dash, which has multiple categories separated by age and gender. An awards ceremony and live music will follow the race. 

Participants can also sign up from 1 to 4 p.m. at Big Wesser BBQ the day of the race. Early registration is $20; children under 12 race free with a participating adult. noc.com/events/merrell-adventure-dash or 828.785.5082. 

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