UC to host Rhododendron Run and Festival

4/1/2017 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Rhododendron Run & Festival

The University of Charleston will host its annual half-marathon and 5K Race Saturday, April 1. Following the race, participants and the community are invited to a festival celebrating Appalachia.

The Festival will feature WV Microbrews, live music, food and other treats, along with family friendly activities such as bouncy-houses, crafts, 3D printing demonstrations and more on the UC Riverbank. All activities are free. Beer tickets and a reduced price lunch can be purchased at the race website.

The start time for the half-marathon is 8:00 am; the 5K begins at 8:15 am.

Registration cost for the half-marathon is $80 until March 30, $95 if paid on March 31 or the day of the race.

Registration for 5K is $20 if paid by March 17, $25 if paid by March 29, and $30 if paid by March 31 or on the day of race.

All runners age 21+ with valid id get a complimentary local beer of their choice beginning at 11 am.

Beer tickets can be purchased at the festival. Racers and non-racers can purchase lunch at a reduced price and register here: https://register.chronotrack.com/r/26326.

To register or find more information, visit http://www.uchalfmarathon5k.com