Catamount Climb Half Marathon & 5KWestern Carolina University 1 University Way, Cullowhee, NC
The 2023 Catamount Climb Half Marathon and 5K will be hosted on the campus of Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC along the banks of the Tuckasegee River. The 5K course is completely on campus and navigates through the heart of campus with moderate elevation change. The half marathon course starts on campus, and then heads off campus for a few miles before returning back to campus for the finish line. The Catamount Climb Half Marathon and 5K (formerly known as 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 and academic scholarships. EVENT: 5K Start Time: 8:30am EDT End Time: 1:00pm EDT Price: $25.00 Race Fee Registration: Price increases to $35.00 after March 5, 2023 at 11:59pm EST EVENT: HALF MARATHON Start Time: 8:00am EDT End Time: 1:00pm EDT Price: $45.00 Race Fee Registration: Price increases to $60.00 after March 5, 2023 at 11:59pm EST After the race, runners and visitors can grab some lunch at one of the area’s great restaurants then enjoy Sylva’s Brew Hop along the Jackson County Ale Trail and celebrate N.C. Beer Month. There are numerous hotels, bed and breakfasts, resorts and other accommodations in the area that make the perfect weekend getaway. A free visitor guide is available to assist in booking your trip today.