Mountain Heritage Day 5K Walk/Run

Sat September 29, 2018 Cullowhee, NC US 28723 Directions

*What a RACE! Congratulations to this year's overall male and female winners!     Joe Bryant (19:05.8)    &    Emily Loafman (22:51.4)

Complete official Race Results are now available. Simply click the Results tab and select "2018" and then "Results by Age and Gender" from the drop down menus. Thank you for participating in the 2018 Mountain Heritage Day 5K. We hope you'll join us again next year on September 28th 2019!


Western Carolina University's Sport Management Association invites you to the 10th annual Mountain Heritage Day 5K. This is a family friendly chip timed race for both runners and walkers. The undulating course features a combination of pavement and gravel paths and is appropriate for both beginner and accomplished runners. Participants will dash through WCU's rolling campus past iconic landmarks, including the 'Catafount' water fountain and Alumni Tower. Come enjoy a fun way to stay active while experiencing Western Carolina University's beautiful campus! All proceeds from the 5k race support the Cory David Spaugh Sport Management Association Scholarship Fund. 

After the race, take a short stroll or shuttle ride over to the vibrant Mountain Heritage Day festival and celebrate Southern Appalachian mountain culture through live musical performances and demonstrations, food and craft vendors, and a variety of family friendly activities. Admission to the festival is free!                                           

  • Age categories for 5K awards: 14 & under l 15-19 l 20-29 l 30-39 l 40-49 l 50-59 l 60 & up
  • Chip timing provided by Race Odyssey Events
  • Awards handcrafted by the artisans at Mud Dabbers Pottery & Crafts (Balsam, NC) 
  • T-shirt guaranteed to the first 100 registered participants
To register online click the Sign Up tab above. To print and mail a paper registration form click the Event Info tab at the top of this page and then click "Show Registration Details".
2018 Mountain Heritage Day 5K Results

Thank you for attending the 2018 Mountain Heritage Day 5k! Official race results are now available. You can access the race results by selecting the "Results" tab or by downloading the PDF below.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

Race Contact Info

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

Race Map

The Black Dot that appears on the left side of the map is where participant check-in and the start/finish line is located. Parking is conveniently located nearby.

Western Carolina University - Stillwell Science Building
Cullowhee, NC US 28723