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New Date: 2020 Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon & 5K is CANCELED
Hello everyone (Updated June 1 2020),
Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, the WCU Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon & 5K event will be cancelled for 2020. We originally hoped that postponing the race until 8/29/20 would provide time to ensure the safety of our runners as it relates to COVID-19, but that does not seem to be the case. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we are following the recommendations from our university, UNC-System and Governor.
In light of this announcement, we will be offering every registered participant three (3) options regarding their registration.
· Option 1: Defer my registration to April 10th, 2021
· Option 2: Keep my registration fee as a donation to help cover race expenses.
· Option 3: Refund my race registration fee (this applies to the race fee, not RunSignUp processing fee)
You can select which option by logging onto RunSignUp, and selecting your option under your registration, or, you can email Brandon MacCallum, Race Director, at email@example.com
Please understand that it may take several business days for us to sort through all the information.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The 10th annual Valley of the Lilies is hosted by the Western Carolina University School of Health Sciences and the Department of Campus Recreation & Wellness.All race proceeds go to support student professional development and travel.
All race participants will receive a short-sleeve technical shirt. All participants registered by March 8th are guaranteed a shirt on race day. Those registered after March 6th may not receive their requested size or they may have to pick up their race shirt at the Campus Recreation Center following the race if supplies run out on race day.
Finisher's medals are awarded to all half marathon finishers. Awards, which are custom medals, are given to the overall male and female winner, overall master's male and female winner, as well as the top three male and female in each age group: 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. The overall winners also receive a custom Valley of the Lilies merchandise item.
Awards, which are custom medals, are given to the overall male and female winner, overall master's male and female winner, as well as the top three male and female in each age group: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
More details are available at the race website.
Not only will you enjoy a challenging and rewarding Half Marathon or 5K race, but you also can take in the beauty of spring in the Western North Carolina mountains. After the race, grab some lunch at one of our area’s great restaurants then enjoy the Jackson County Ale Trail and celebrate NC Beer Month. There are numerous hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts and other accommodations in the area that make the perfect weekend getaway. Request a free visitor guide and book your trip today.
Additional race information can be found at http://halfmarathon.wcu.edu/.
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