Cherokee Choices Mother's Day 5K

May 13, 2023 Bryson City, NC 28713 US Directions
Go Run with Your Mom


Run for Real 5K

5K Run/Walk

05/13 9:00AM EDT


The 2023 Cherokee Choices Mother's Day 5K Run/Walk is offering two options to celebrate all of our wonderful Moms.

5K Run/Walk: Saturday - May 13:
We're thrilled to be back in person at the Kituwah Mound in Bryson City. Hosted by Cherokee Choices, the course has a bit of everything - road, farm road, and trails - offering a complete review of the historic site. The course is perfect for seasoned runners, first timers, and walkers.

DIY Anywhere 5K: Saturday - May 6 > Sunday - May 14th
This “Do It Yourself” event will allow participants to run or walk at any time and any location that is convenient for you. Run around the block, on trails, go down to the track (12.5 laps = 5K), or even run on a treadmill. You don't even have to live in WNC - 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 on Saturday May 6 through Monday May 15th. Instructions on "How to submit your DIY Results" are found at the "DIY INFO" tab above.


Entry Fees: All Events

Adults: $15 Now until May 1st. $20 May 1st until Race Day.
Youth (1-12) & Elders (59-99+): $10 Now until Race Day

Awards & Age Groups:
5K: Top 3 Overall M/F. Top 3 M/F in these Age Groups: 8 & Under, 9-12, 13-16, 17-19, 20-25, 26-35, 36-45,46-50, 51-60, 61+

Everyone who signs up will receive a Mother's Day 5K shirt & cool coffee mug.

5K Schedule: Saturday - May 13th
8:00am:  Packet Pick Up & Onsite Registration
9:00am:  START
10:00am <Approx> Awards Ceremony

ALL (as in 100%) of all proceeds benefit Cherokee High School HOSA. Donate $50 or more and your Entry is FREE!!

Take this opportunity to get outside and take a run/walk with your Mom.


Kituwah Mound - the Mother Town

Kituwah is known as the Mother Town of the Cherokee People.  Hundreds of years ago, Kituwah Mound held the Council House and the first fire.  Around the mound was the Cherokee village.  During the time of the Removal (1830’s), the land was taken from the Cherokee including Kituwah.   Just within the last 25 years, the land has been returned the People.  Today it is many acres of farm land, although there is no village, the People use the land for gardens, dancing ceremonies and other important events.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Kituwah Mound
3831 Ela Rd
Bryson City, NC US 28713



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