Runners still have time to sign up for Western Carolina University’s Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5-K at special early registration rates, but fees will go up Friday, March 1.
Runners of all ages, including seasoned veterans and those new to the sport, will gather for the races on the WCU campus Saturday, April 6. The half marathon will begin at 8 a.m. and take runners on a picturesque 13.1-mile journey through the WCU campus and along the Tuckaseigee River. The 5-K (3.1-mile) race and walk will start at 8:15 a.m.
Online registration for the half marathon and 5-K is available at imathlete.com. Fees are $40 for the half marathon and $20 for the 5-K through Thursday, Feb. 28. Beginning March 1, the fees increase to $60 for the half marathon and $25 for the 5-K. Online registration will close Tuesday, April 2, but race day registration will be available at $80 for the half marathon and $30 for the 5-K.
Race hosts are WCU’s School of Health Sciences and Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness. MedWest Health System is the title sponsor. Proceeds will be used to assist WCU students with expenses associated with professional development opportunities such as presentations and travel to workshops and conferences.
For more information about the Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5-K, go to http://halfmarathon.wcu.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org.