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Mountain Heritage Day

Mountain Heritage Day is "a combination old-fashioned mountain fair and showcase for Southern Appalachian music, arts, dance and song, with the atmosphere of a big family reunion" (see website here). It is always held on the last Saturday of September on the campus of Western Carolina University.

Event Management Students

The Mountain Heritage Day 5K is organized and run by the students in SM 435, Sport Event Management and Sponsorship. This course is part of the required curriculum for Sport Management majors. Organzing this event is a signature project in this class. Putting on this race provides an invaluable, experiential learning opportunity for the students of SM 435.

Sport Management Association

The Sport Management Association (SMA), is a student-run organization for thost interested in the sport industry. Though primarily sport management majors, is open to any WCU student. With the money raised during the 5K run will help fund the SMA Scholarship Fund. For more updates related to the Sports Management Association you can click on the twitter link to follow their (Twitter).

Contact Information

If you have questions or comments, please email mountainheritage5k@gmail.com or contact Dr. Charles Parrish (ctparrish@email.wcu.edu, 828-227-8442).

If you need to submit your registration fee or the race waiver you will need to go to the Forsyth building room 104 on WCU's campus.