March 8, 2022
The Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race and Walk will take place at Lake Junaluska on Saturday, April 16, and those who register by Thursday, March 31, enjoy discounted registration and are guaranteed to receive a “Love the Lake” T-shirt.
Now in its 15th year, the event supports the Lake Junaluska Walking Trail, one of the most popular privately owned recreation areas in Western North Carolina. All profits from the 5K go toward improvements and annual maintenance of the trail and other recreation areas around the lake, which cost over $250,000 annually.
The Friends of the Lake 5K invites participants of all ages and abilities to participate. Race Day registration and sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m. The race starts at 9 a.m. with the 5K Walk at 9:05 a.m.
The 5K route begins at the Nanci Weldon Memorial Gym and follows a scenic loop around Lake Junaluska, providing runners fantastic views during the race.
Registration is $30 for adults and $15 for students 18 and younger. Those who register by Thursday, March 31 receive a “Love the Lake” T-shirt and a discounted registration rate of $25.
Also on Easter weekend, Lake Junaluska will offer an outdoor sunrise service at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 17, at the amphitheater below the Lake Junaluska Cross and an Easter brunch buffet at historic Lambuth Inn. An Easter holiday lodging special is also available.
To register for the Friends of the Lake 5K, visit lakejunaluska.com/run.
The mission of Lake Junaluska is to be a place of Christian hospitality where lives are transformed through renewal of soul, mind and body.
Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race and Walk
7:30-8:30 a.m. – On-site registration
9 a.m. – Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race
9:05 a.m. – 5K Walk
Take part in the annual Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race & Walk and have fun as you support Lake Junaluska.