Britten Strong Race to Recovery 5K Run/Walk/Kids Fun Run

Sun April 19, 2020 Directions

 #BrittenStrong 5K Run/Walk = Sunday April 19th at the Montreat College Black Mountain Campus/Track - 250 Vance Ave - in Black Mountain, NC.


Sunday - April 19, 2020:

Virtual Race - details to follow soon!

About the 5k Run/Walk: Montreat College, the town of Montreat, and the town of Black Mountain encourage you to come out in support of Britten Olinger. This 5k race will be held on your turf this year in light of the CoVid-19 pandemic. All earnings from this event are going to the family of Coach Olinger to help them out with medical expenses. 

The race is being coordinated by Montreat College's Exercise Science Program. This is the fourth year we are putting on the race and hope we can continue this for many years and help other families in need. 

Thank you to our Past Sponsors!

Ingles Markets    Phil's BBQ    Vertical Runner    Poppy Popcorn     Hey Hey Cupcake     Common Housefly     Bad Craft     Thyme & Again    Pelican's  

Black Mountain Yarn Shop    Montreat School of Adult and Graduate Studies     Trailhead     Chapman Custom Signs

Montreat College will be hosting our annual 5K race to raise money for Coach Britten Olinger. On February 27, 2017 around 7:00pm, Britten Olinger, was in a terrible car accident. He was hit by an erratic driver in Black Mountain, NC.  He severed his spinal cord at the C7/T1 vertebrae. He had fractures in his pelvis/lower back, he had a broken left arm, he had traumatic injury to his lungs, and he had a small brain bleed.. Coach O is Montreat's Track and Field coach and has touched so many lives and as you can tell running was his passion. We as a community are doing our best to raise enough money for everything that Coach Britten and his family will need for medical and other expenses as needed. Britten has a loving and wonderful family,2 beautiful kids. Help support a great cause and a great family.

Montreat College - Black Mountain Campus - Track
250 Vance Ave
Black Mountain, NC 28711
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The Manor House

The Montreat College Manor House is a sprawling, 24,400-square-foot mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally built in 1920 as the summer home of electrical industrialist F. S. Terry, the Manor House contains a large main formal hall, large kitchen, gymnasium, guest bedrooms, meeting areas, and a classroom. It also serves as a popular wedding venue.

Black Mountain Campus

The Black Mountain campus is a softly rolling, wooded estate located in the historic town of Black Mountain, N.C., three miles from the college’s main campus for traditional undergraduate students. This 72-acre property was purchased in 2001, and an additional 17 acres were purchased in 2004. Montreat has flourished with the addition of these properties. Originally a conference center, the campus is home to our Manor House, our primary athletic complex, and the college’s Team and Leadership Center.


Montreat College - Black Mountain Campus - Track
250 Vance Ave
Black Mountain, NC 28711

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