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2018 Mountain Heritage Festival 5k/10k Race

  • Mountain Heritage Festival Area Downtown Whitesburg, KY 41858 (map)

his years race has so much to offer we're not sure where to begin. For starters, you won't find a cheaper race to participate in. We want to have as many runners as we can get this year so we have dropped the race fee down to only $15 regardless of which distance you choose to run in as long as you register by August 31. The fee will increase to $20 after that thru race day. 
We also can't wait for you to put on this years super comfortable race shirt which is included with your registration. We want to say thank you to Sally Barto for designing this years awesome logo which will be on a super soft and light weight 65% Poly/35% cotton shirt. We are also going to give you three different colors to choose from. We will finalize the colors in the next few days.
We are also very excited this year to be offering customized medals made locally by Rustic Rooster. These things are going to look great and you will definitely want to show this one off. We will share the finished design on here once they are done. Medals will be given to the top 3 male and females for both the 5K & 10K race. If we can exceed 50 registered participants by Aug. 31 we will incorporate some age groups and have even more medals made. We also would like to invite those who win a medal to wear their medal and race shirt and participate in our parade on September 29.
There will also be tons of prizes and giveaways such as $100 worth of tokens to be spent at the Whitesburg farmers market which will be open during the race as well as 5 Farmers market shirts, gift certificates for local restaurants, barber shops, beauty salons, and other stores. Every runner will also receive a free handmade fruit smoothie from the Whitesburg Farmers Market once they finish the race.
So that's all the fun stuff now some details about the actual race. The race will be on Saturday, September 9 @ 9:00 am with registration starting at 8:00 am at the Whitesburg city parking lot in front of the veterans museum. We encourage you to park on the other side of the pedestrian bridge to avoid the congestion of the farmers market and our race. The course will start at the veterans museum and go to the MCHC parking lot and back. If you are running the 10K race you will just repeat the course a 2nd time. It is a very flat course and will be well marked to avoid any confusion if you're not familiar with the area. Water will be available at every mile marker as well.
There are a few different ways you can register:
Online at the following link (there will be an additional charge of $2.50 charged by the website) -
Get a form at Pine Mountain Outfitters and leave your completed for with money at the store.
If you can't make it to Pine Mountain Outfitters and don't want to pay the online registration fee we can also accept PayPal and credit/debit cards. If you would like to do this, please contact Kyle Smith @ 606-821-7900 to get registered prior to September 1 when the fee increases and then you can just complete the form at the race on race day.
We would also like to note that if you want tot participate in this race it doesn't matter if you run, walk or crawl. As long as you cross the finish line you will still receive your race shirt as well as being eligible for all the giveaways. If you have any questions just send us a message or contact Kyle Smith at the number listed above. See you on race day.

Thanks to our sponsors who are making it possible for us to put on such a great race.

Whitaker Bank
Community Trust Bank
Terry Adams
Jim Ward
Appalachian Wireless
Whitesburg Farmers Market
Whitesburg ARH
Everidge Funeral Home

Later Event: September 8
Carcassonne Square Dance