Run for Shindig on the Green 2016

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Jun 25, 2016


Asheville, NC


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5K Run - Individual Age group/open

$30 $30 Closed

Fun Run - Individual Age group/open

$10 $10 Closed

About This Activity

The 5th Annual Run for Shindig on the Green 5K Race and Fun Run takes place at Carrier Park, one of Asheville's premiere parks alongside the French Broad River. The course is flat and the terrain includes the multi-use track, paved trail, and unpaved trail. Race management timing and finish line services are performed by Right On Time Productions; race results will be available five minutes after the last runner finishes. The overall male and female winners of the 5K will each receive a beautiful mug featuring the Folk Heritage Committee logo crafted by Mangum Pottery in Weaverville, NC. Medals and/or ribbons will be awarded to the Male and Female winners in 5-year age increments; additional awards will be given to the Fun Walk/Run winners.

The mission of the Folk Heritage Committee is to promote and preserve the music and dance of the Appalachian region through production of the free event, Shindig on the Green. This 5K race kicks off the 50th Annual Shindig on the Green, which takes place eight Saturday evenings "along about sundown" each summer at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville on the Bascom Lamar Lunsford Stage. The two overall female and male 5K winners will be recognized at this year's first Shindig on the Green, on the evening of July 2nd and all race participants are encouraged to attend.

Event details and schedule

The 5K Race begins at 8:30 a.m. and the Fun Walk/Run begins at 8:35 a.m. There is one water stop on the race course, and water and food will be available for participants after the race.

Online registration for this race closes June 23 2016.  T-shirts are guaranteed to all pre-registered 5K runners. There will be no T-shirts available for race-day registrants. Race day registration ($30) and packet pick-up is 7:30-8:15 a.m. on June 25th. Parking is limited to 280 spaces at Carrier Park so please carpool if possible.

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