RUN WILD IN THE SMOKIES
Great Smoky Mountain Half Marathon gives team members the opportunity to tackle 13.1 miles of smoky mountain hills in Townsend, Tennessee! This high quality, chip-timed race caters to all levels from novice to advanced runners. As well as being an extraordinary physical test, the real challenge is to raise much needed funds to grant the wishes of children in South Carolina with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy. By joining the Running Wild for Wishes team, you will help Make-A-Wish South Carolina grant more than 209 wishes statewide this year.
ABOUT THE RACE: The half marathon is a paved course set in Townsend, Tennessee just on the out skirts of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The race starts at 7:00am and runners have 4 hours to complete the course. It is only slightly uphill so walkers should have plenty of time to finish. This is a chip-timed race with awards given to over-all and age division finishers.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY RACE EXPERIENCE? • Specialized training program including a workout calendar • Electronic training clinics: running shoes, hydration, nutrition and cross training • Support and coaching from experienced “Wild One” leaders and Make-A-Wish South Carolina staff • Overnight Accommodations on race weekend for RWFW runners (Friday and Saturday nights) • Running Wild AND Great Smoky Mountain performance shirts • Running Wild AND Great Smokies finishers medals. • Friday night Pre-Race Party to fuel before the big day • Saturday post-hike brunch to share our WILD stories.
IS THERE A FEE TO PARTICIPATE? Each runner will be asked to raise a minimum amount of funds to cover their expenses and to help Make-A-Wish continue its mission to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Registration fees are ONLY $100 for our Wild Ones and act as a self-donation towards your fundraising goal! This is a $120 to a $190 value off race bib entry!
Two options for our RWFW Smokies team: • Smokies Half Marathon Team. September 12th, 2020. Fundraising goal: $1310 • Black Bear Double Team. (5k and Half Marathon). September 11th-12th, 2020. (5K is Friday evening). Fundraising goal: $1620
The Running Wild Smokies Team is open to the first 20 registrants.
How Do I Get Started?
To begin your journey, email firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form to join the Running Wild For Wishes team.