Registration open for Mountain Heritage Day 5-K

A 5-kilometer foot race will be held on the Western Carolina University campus Saturday, Sept. 29, as part of festivities at WCU’s 38th annual Mountain Heritage Day festival.

Sponsored by WCU’s Sport Management Association, the 5-K will begin at 8 a.m. from McKee Building. Race-day registration and registered runner check-in will be held from 7 to 7:45 a.m.

Entry fees are $15 for runners who register by noon Friday, Sept. 28; $25 for those who register the day of the race; and $10 for students. (WCU students must have a valid identification card.) The first 250 registrants are guaranteed a race T-shirt, and some T-shirts may be available for non-runners at a cost of $15.

Awards will be presented to the top overall male and female winners and to age-group winners.

Proceeds will go toward the Sport Management Association Scholarship fund and will be used to help students attend conferences and events.

Full race details and an online registration form can be found at Information also is available by contacting David Tyler at 828-283-0203 or