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Red, White and Blue Ridge 5K

July 4, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Welcome back to the third Red, White & Blue Ridge 5K, hosted by Blue Ridge School in beautiful Cashiers, North Carolina. We will go back to live racing this year and it will be the fastest July 4th 5K in the mountains with all proceeds assisting Blue Ridge Early College programs.


July 4, 2020
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Race Information

Entry Fees

Adult – $10

Youth (17 years and under plus 2020 graduates) – $5

Family/Teams – $25 for groups of 4 or more. Groups must register under one “Team Name”. The group leader should register first, pick the team name and then register the rest of the team at the same time. There is no limit to the total amount of group members, the more the merrier! If you need to change a team member after registration, please email greg@gloryhoundevents.com for assistance.

Packet Pickup/Late Registration

There is no set course for your virtual race. Pick your favorite 3.1-mile route and run it sometime during the June 29-July 5 time period (although it would be great if you run it on July 4 to celebrate the holiday). Please be sure to follow safety and traffic rules and wear bright clothing if running on roads with traffic.

The Blue Ridge School has asked you not run on school property due to liability concerns.

Additional Info.

Sponsor a Runner
This area has been hit hard by the economic realities of COVID-19 to the point some students and families may not be able to afford to participate in this event. If you would like to sponsor a runner or family, please contact Allison Hawkins at ahawkins@jcpsmail.org to arrange a sponsorship. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

Tell Us About Your Race!
Please share your experiences and photos from your virtual run. It not only brings our community together, but allows everyone to use their imaginations to create a fun event for themselves and their families. Please post your photos and thoughts on our Facebook Event Page. If you’re on Instagram be sure to be sure to tag Glory Hound Events (@glory_hound_events) and use the hashtag #redwhiteandblueridge5k when posting photos of your race. We look forward to seeing everyone’s photos and hearing about their virtual race.

We are offering a patriotic, Red, White, and Blue Ridge Buff with our race logo. This is an excellent accessory for year-round use. Not only can it be an awesome way to show your love for Blue Ridge and the USA, it is a mask, a beanie, a bandanna, a headband, a scarf, and more!! Click HERE to see a Buff (we will update the photo when our custom design is finalized) and click HERE to see a blog post about all the ways you can wear it!”

The deadline to order buffs is Thursday, June 18, which will allow us time to receive them and get them to you in time for July 4. The cost of the buff is $10 and you can order them during the online registration process.

Post Race

We are going to offer two categories: Competitive and Non-Competitive.

Competitive – We will award the top 3 overall male and female male and female finishers with a free entry into the 2021 race. You must submit your information using this online FORM and a Strava link to show your route (no less than 3.1 miles long) and time by 5:00 PM on Monday, July 6. Award winners will be notified after the results have been tabulated.

Non- Competitive – No awards will be given in this category. This is just for fun and to support Blue Ridge Early College.


There Is No Timing

Cancellations & Transfers

The event has a NO REFUND policy.

Please email general race questions to greg@gloryhoundevents.com


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