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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

Go for a run

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Run against breast cancer

A 5K walk/run to improve breast cancer detection and honor those who have battled the disease will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Haywood Regional Health and Fitness Center in Clyde.

The Power of Pink 5K will be a festive affair, with awards given for best costume — people and dogs — as well as for the fastest times. Organized by the Haywood Healthcare Foundation, the event will raise money for breast cancer detection and mammograms for underserved men and women in Haywood County. All funds will remain in Haywood County.

$30 for the 5K; $10 to walk in honor or memory of someone who has battled the disease; $20 apiece for members of a group with five or more people; $10 for the dog walk. Register at www.HaywoodHealthcareFoundation.org.


50K trail race returns

There’s still time to sign up for the grueling Naturalist Trail Race, a 25K or 50K tour of Franklin and the Bartram Trail that features brutal climbs and fantastic views.

The race, held Saturday, Oct. 7, will be offered in conjunction with the Outdoor 76 Fall Celebration, which features three bands throughout the day along with 18 draft craft beers and a special selection from Oscar Blues Brewery North Carolina for post-race celebrations.

All runners will leave from downtown Franklin at 8 a.m. and travel to the Bartram Trail area on Wallace Branch to make the grueling climb to Wayah Bald, about 11 miles away. The 25K features more than 7,000 feet of climbing and the 50K includes more than 10,500 feet of climbing.

$65 for the 25K and $80 for the 50K. Space limited. Sign up at www.ultrasignup.com.

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