On June 16th - June 18th the Town of Beech Mountain Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting its 10th annual Cool 5 Weekend. On Friday at Buckeye Recreation Center (5:00PM - 7:00PM) A Benefit Dinner will start the weekend off, allowing participants and visitors to eat dinner provided by local restaurants. This pre-celebration is free for racers, but $7.00 for non-racers.
Saturday June 17th, A Cool 5 race begins at 8am and involves a 5 mile run ($25.00), 1.5 mile fun run/walk ($20.00), and 1.5 mile walk and wag ($20.00) for man's best friend; furthermore, the event provides a unique opportunity for participants and families to race along the slope of Beech Mountain at 5,400 feet giving a spectacular view of the Blue Ridge Mountain.
"A Cool 5 race is a unique race and one that individuals return to year after year" - Kate Prisco: Fitness Coordinator