Cherokee Runners to host Legends and Tales 5K Run/Walk

by Sep 6, 2014Happenings0 comments

The Cherokee Runners are hosting the Legends and Tales 5K Run/Walk on the last day of this year’s Cherokee Indian Fair on Saturday, Oct 11.  The race, which will start at 7:30am on a course through downtown Cherokee, will help raise funds for the Cherokee Cancer Support Group as well as helping develop coaching programs through the Cherokee Runners group.

squirrel_medalThe event will begin at the Cherokee Visitors Center parking lot on Hwy. 441 (directly across from the Fairgrounds entrance).  The 5K is a scenic course through downtown Cherokee towards Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort with one water stop at the halfway mark/turnaround.

Race day registration and check-in are from 6-7am and the 5K begins at 7:30am. Pre-registration is $20 and registration after Oct. 1 is $25.  Entry forms and checks payable to Cherokee Runners can be mailed to: Elnora Thompson, Treasurer, P.O. Box 283, Cherokee, NC 28719.  Online registration is available at:

You can also download an entry form here: Legend and Tales 5K registration entry form

Medals will be awarded in the following age groups: 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+, masters male and female and male and female overall.

Info: Michael Henson,, or visit

– Cherokee Runners