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Kelsey Hutchinson Park483 Pine Street Highlands, NC 28741
Come join us for the 8th annual Rotary Club of Highlands Twilight 5K & 10K, Highland's Funnest 5K and 10K! Fun for the whole family, strollers welcome, walkers welcome, yet will be challenging for experienced runners. T-shirt guaranteed if registered by July 15, 2020. We will order extra shirts after that date, which will be first come first serve. Glow sticks for the kids. Everyone crossing the finish line gets a beer from the Ugly Dog Pub. There will be a Rock n Roll concert by Tea Four 3, Highlands own rock n roll band during and after the race 6-10 PM. Awards presented to overall top male and female, top Masters, Grand Masters, Senior Grand Masters and top 3 finishers in each 5 yr age division. We are awarding $50.00 for a new course record in any age division. $100.00 for anyone setting the new overall course record(16:59)! Kids under 5 run for free. Kids under 10 are $10.00. This is the premier 5K and 10K event in beautiful Highlands NC. Come race and spend the weekend in our beautiful town. 5K IS A USATF CERTIFIED COURSE. USATF COURSE NC16004DW. Early packet pickup Friday August 15th from 4-6 at Highlands Recreation Park.
Event details and schedule
Race is on August 15th, 2020 starting at 6PM at the Kelsey Hutchinson Founders Park. The 5K course is undulating, beginners or walkers will find it friendly, yet the faster runners will be challenged. Registration and check-in will start at 4PM. 10K course is challenging and will go up Bear Pen Mtn here in town. "Will you eat the Bear or will the Bear eat you!" 10K is restricted to age 15 years and up. Please allow enough time to get checked in. Parking will be available around the park, Highlands Recreation Park, Highlands Ballfield and Community Center, Highlands Post Office. Bring chairs, coolers, refreshments, blankets to join us for the evening music, starting around 7:30PM, it is going to be a blast!!! Glow sticks for the kids. Rarely above 80 degrees in summer. Always cool in the evening. Get out of the heat! This is your opportunity to come to "cool" Highlands NC and run on the plateau. Kids under 5 run 5K for free. Kids 5 to 9 $10.00 in the 5K. 10K is restricted to age 15 and over due to less course monitoring. Day of race price will be $40.00 for 5K and $50 for 10K.