Adventure Race Raises Money for Military Families

This story was originally published in Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine Providing adventure for racers while raising money for a worthy cause, the Special Operations Adventure Race (SOAR) was hosted in Highlands, NC for its 16th year on Saturday, June 10. “The teamwork we witness is always phenomenal, as well as the sportsmanship. There is incredible camaraderie in […]

Valley of the Lilies half marathon & 5k

Saturday morning was a gorgeous day in Cullowhee for the Valley of the Lilies half marathon and 5k. At 8 a.m., runners lined up to start the half marathon, with the 5k following shortly after. “It’s been a long time since I’ve gotten out and raced so it will be nice to see what I can […]

How to prepare for a long run

The Valley of the Lilies half marathon and 5k is coming up on Saturday, April 2. The course will take place around campus and along the Tuckaseigee River in Cullowhee, NC. Some students have been training for months, others will just sign up on a whim. Want to participate in the half marathon but don’t know […]

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 […]

What students care about this primary election year

Education and economics are the top challenges for Heath Shuler’s successor. North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District is guaranteed a new congressman to take office now that the incumbent Heath Shuler will not be in the running in the 2012 election. In February, there was a debate held on the campus of Western Carolina University in […]

Getting ready for the 13.1

The annual Valley of Lilies Half Marathon and 5k is just around the corner and runners are gearing up for the 13.1 trek through the scenic Cullowhee Valley. “I’ve never done a half marathon before, I’m excited to be out there with other people that I know at Western,” said 22-year-old WCU Senior, Kaykay Deardoff who is one […]