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The 9th 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. The race is hosted by the School of Health Sciences and the Department of Campus Recreation & Wellness.
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 8th 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 prizes 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 Sylva’s Brew Hop along the Jackson County Ale Trail and celebrate NC Beer Month. Runners receive a $10 discount if the Brew Hop ticket is purchased online before Feb. 28. 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/.