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The Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk run through the lovely Bethel Community south of Canton, NC - about a half hour outside of Asheville, NC. Held on the second Saturday in October - the 28th Annual Bethel Half & 5K is October 9, 2021. The fall colors on the trees, the rolling farmlands, the Pigeon River, and the cool weather make this a particularly inviting race event.
The 2021 Bethel Half & 5K is hosted by and in support of the Bethel Rural Community Organization
Among other wonderful programs - the BRCO supports a community food pantry, benevolence work (such as assistance with heating bills during cold winters), and rural, historic preservation work, and a college scholarship to a deserving Haywood County student.
We are the oldest half marathon in North Carolina and the third oldest half marathon in the Southeast. The Half Marathon is a USATF Certified Course [ID: NC12099PH]. Both courses are well marked with traffic control at key intersections. Aid Stations are located every 2-2.5 miles with Water/Gatorade only.
5K Registration is $25 Race Day = $30
Half Marathon Registration is $40 Race Day = $45
Saturday - October 9th
7:00 - 8:15am On-site Registration and Packet Pick Up
8:30am Half Marathon START
8:35am: 5K START
Post-race festivies and award ceremony are held indoors in the school gym - including home-made potatoe soup, custom awards & prizes.
Top 3 M/F Overall [$250 to the 1st M/F Overall!!!]
Top 1 M/F Masters
Top 3 M/F in Age Groups: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, >> 70-74, 75+
Do you want a FREE ENTRY? It's Simple - AFTER you’ve registered - a "Refer Your Friends!" pop up will appear - Post, Tweet, and/or email the message to everyone you know.
OR later - share your unique link found in your RunSignUp Confirmation E-mail = "Remember to invite your friends..."
You’ll be refunded $20 for every three(3) friends who register for the Half Marathon online using your unique link. Three friends sign up = $20. Six = $40.00.
You'll be refunded $10 for the first two (2) friends who register for the 5K. For friends 3-4-5 receive $5 each - until your registration becomes FREE! [Free is Good!!]
Funds will be refunded, within 3-4 business day, to the credit card used for the initial registration.
Note: The intial registration processing fee will not be refunded, you can not go below $0, refunds will not apply to Add-Ons, Purchases, or Donations.
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