The Writers Who Run (or Walk) 5k/10k Race for Literacy takes place in the great Nantahala National Forest.
The course is well-marked with inspirational quotes about every quarter mile (or more) to keep you on the right track. This is a fast and friendly course, making this race a great choice for those new to running or racing, and also perfect for walkers.
- Water stations will be located throughout the course to ensure proper hydration.
- Average temperatures for June: LOW 58, HIGH 81.
- Elevation is 1,273 feet. Elevation gain is only a mere 700 feet. Highest point is 1,343 feet.
In 2016 and 2017, this was a 10k trail race. The 2018 course has been moved to a friendlier and safer location to accommodate for a 5k race option and to lessen the risk of wildlife encounters.