2019 Woodfin 5K Registration is Now Open
2019 Woodfin 5K Registration is Now Open !
Woodfin, North Carolina- February 4, 2019. The 6th Annual Woodfin 5K launched its online registration today (www.woodfin5K.com), with an early-bird $20 fee up until February 17. 2019. The regular registration fee of $25 begins on February 18.
The Woodfin 5K is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., and boasts one of the most challenging and picturesque 5K runs in Western North Carolina.
The Woodfin 5K is a fundraiser for Woodfin Elementary School, one of the oldest and most successful primary schools in North Carolina. Established over a hundred years ago, the school has served the Buncombe County community with pride and distinction.
“The Woodfin 5K is one of the premier running events in western North Carolina and draws participants from a four-state area”, said race director John Conley. “The event harnesses the cultural energy of the Town of Woodfin and offers runners a challenging tour of this historic city”.
The Woodfin 5K generated over $12,000 for the Woodfin Elementary School student population last year, and race organizers are anticipating a record-breaking field to help generate nearly $15,000 for student curriculum enhancements and supports.
“The Woodfin 5K is the signature running event in Woodfin and one of the best 5K’s in the Asheville area.”, said Woodfin 5K Board President Charlie Glazener. “This race allows the community and friends of our community to support a historic and most worthy educational institution that will pay dividends for many years to come.”
Participants can expect a well-supported event on a rolling looped-course, starting and finishing on the Woodfin Elementary School Campus at 108 Elk Mountain Rd., Woodfin, NC 28804. Last year, over 200 runners and walkers signed up for the event and finishers enjoyed entertainment by DJ Jeff Levenson, food for sale by Woodfin Elementary School Parents, and a number of interactive booths set up by event sponsors.
Online registration runs through April 18, 2019 and packet pick up begins at the campus on Friday, April 19.
About Woodfin Elementary School: Woodfin Elementary is a small school located just north of Asheville, serving learners in grades Kindergarten through fourth grade. The school is part of the Erwin district in the Buncombe County Schools system. The purpose of Woodfin Elementary School is to promote academic and civic excellence in a caring environment and to prepare each student to meet their greatest potential in the areas of academics, social development, and citizenship. The school seeks to nurture the whole child.
Woodfin Elementary has been an integral part of the local community for over 100 years. The school is proud of the strong family ties that continue to support the school and the local businesses and civic groups that contribute to the success of its students. Woodfin’s annual Fall Festival and spring Woodfin 5K brings families, faculty and the community together for fun filled days that leave a lasting impact.