Thousands flock to the Greening Up the Mountains festival

The 20th annual Greening Up the Mountains festival was April 22. According to event coordinator, Amy Ammons Garza, she’s estimating there were around 1,200 visitors, this is 2,000 more than last year.  Garza said the streets of downtown Sylva were very crowded, not even the rain could discourage visitors. “When it rained, I think people went into […]

Perfect day for running Valley of the Lilies

  The courtyard of Western Carolina University on Saturday morning, April 1, was filled with excitement as over 300 runners came out to participate on the 7th Valley of the Lilies race. Micaela Birek, marketing coordinator for the Valley of the Lilies said that she saw many of the same people running from previous years. Bill […]

Despite the weather traditional MHD 5k race was successful

Western Carolina University’s biggest event of the year, Mountain Heritage Day, starts with a 5k race hosted by the Sport Management Association (SMA). Dr. Charlie Parrish and the SMA met outside the Stillwell science building at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26. Their goal was to get as many runners as possible to participate in […]

WCU 3rd annual Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5k

  The 3rd annual Western Carolina University Valley of the Lilies Half Marathon and 5k was April 6. Over 300 people registered to participate in the Valley of the Lilies this year. The half marathon began at 8a.m. and the 5k kicked off at 8:15a.m. The participants included WCU students, professors, community members, and even […]

Third annual Valley of the Lilies race fast approaching

Western Carolina University will be holding its third annual Valley of the Lilies half marathon and 5K event on April 6 and welcomes all skill levels. The half marathon will begin at 8 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 8:15 a.m. Registration is now open and all proceeds go towards assisting WCU students for […]

Valley of the Lilies Marathon

  It’s that time again – time for the annual Valley of the Lilies half marathon and 5k Sunday, March 25. The half marathon will start at 7:30 a.m. and the 5k starts at 7:45 a.m. The course for the half marathon will be a scenic one, featuring rolling hills on the campus of Western Carolina […]