#BrittenStrong Race to Recovery Hybrid 5K Run/Walk

Fri April 9 - Sun April 18 Directions
Run for Real

In Person 5K

04/18 1:00PM EDT - 4:00PM EDT
Beat the Clock

DIY On Course 5K

Run Your Own Turf

DIY Anywhere 5K


The 2021 #BrittenStrong 5K will be Hybrid this year! 

Based on your personal level of COVID comfort – the 5th Annual 5K will feature three run/walk options > On Course 5K, DIY On Course 5K, or DIY Anywhere 5K. 

In Person 5K: Sunday – April 18th
This is close to a “normal” 5K. Runners can Start at any time between 1:00 and 4:00pm. Participants will be “called up” to Start in socially distant quantities at approximately 15 minute intervals. At the Finish – runners are to proceed directly to their vehicles. We have initiated these plans to minimize touch points, avoid the need to congregate, and to adhere to pandemic Rules & Regs. Safety First. 
Please refer to the COVID Safe Procedures and FAQ tabs above for specific Race Day Instructions. Overall and Age Group prizes will be awarded.

DIY On Course 5K: Friday – April 9th > Sunday - April 18th
The #BrittenStrong 5K course will be marked and open from Friday April 9th until Noon on Sunday 18th. Registered participants can run/walk the course at a time that is convenient for them. While not required – times can be upload for inclusion in the DIY On Course 5K results. Overall prizes will be awarded to the top 3 Overall M/F. Instructions on "How to submit your DIY times" are under the FAQ tab above.

DIY Anywhere 5K: Friday – April 9th > Sunday - April 18th
This “Do It Yourself” Event will enable you to run/walk at any time and in any location that is convenient and safe for you and your family. Run around the block, on trails, go down to the track, or even run on a treadmill. You don't even have to live in Western NC - so please invite friends and family both near and far to join the fun.
While not required – you can submit your time for inclusion in the online “Just For Fun” Results. We will collect times beginning Friday April 9th until Sunday 18th. There will be No Overall or Age Group Awards.  Instructions on "How to submit your DIY times" are found under the FAQ tab above.

Entry Fee: Adults: $30         Youth (13-17): $15      Kids (1-12): $10

Shirts & Stuff: All registered participants will receive a #BrittenStrong Buff. Pick Up schedule & Shipping details are found under the FAQ tab above. 
New this year – we’ve opened a Store – filled with tons of “Vintage” #BrittenStrong Stuff. These exclusive items are only available during registration or via the Store tab above. Don’t miss out!

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

How you are Helping

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

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