University of Charleston Students to Host UC’s Rhododendron Run and Festival

4/7/2018 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

The University of Charleston’s Welch Colleagues have announced that they will be hosting this year’s UC’s Rhododendron Run and Festival on April 7, 2018, with the help of all University First-Year Experience classes.  

This is the only half-marathon in Charleston, West Virginia.  The race starts and ends on the University of Charleston’s campus.

The festival portion of the event begins at 8 a.m. and will run through early afternoon.  Some of the festivities include: local vendors, microbrews, live entertainment, and lunch will be available for purchase.

The students hosting this event say that this will bring the community a celebration of healthy lifestyle, support of local economy, a family friendly festival right on the riverbank, and a celebration of Appalachian culture.

All proceeds from this event will be used to benefit University of Charleston students.  To register for UC’s Rhododendron Run and Festival, visit or