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10th Annual Rhythm & Roots Run
Saturday, October 12, 2019
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12TH, 2019
Thank you to Rhythm & Roots Run Presenting Sponsor
RUNNER’S WORLD SAYS THIS IS A RUN NOT TO MISS! RUNNER’S WORLD LISTED THE RHYTHM & ROOTS RUN AS ONE OF 18 5KS THAT ARE “AWESOMELY UNIQUE”. JOIN US TO FIND OUT WHY!
- A group of banjo players get ready to join Wiregrass bluegrass band to kick off the Rhythm & Roots Run
Certified 10K Course and Dri-Fit type T-shirts!
As is our tradition, the run begins with a banjo tribute to Earl Scruggs and additional entertainment at the 5K and 10K split, in the reception area of the Don Gibson Theatre following the run and throughout the course. Run, stroll, walk or walk your dog and join us for the biggest year yet!
50% Off Admission to the Center
Every registered participant of the Rhythm & Roots Run receives 50% off of admission to tour the Center during race weekend. Show your race bib at guest services. Regular admission is $12 Adults, $8 Senior/College Students with ID, $5 Youth. Regular operating hours are 10 am – 4 pm on Saturday.
Banjo Player? Come pay tribute to Earl Scruggs by joining in the tribute that kicks the race off. Wiregrass band leads in “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” as banjo players (as many as we can get) join in. It’s a fantastic way to kick off the race as runners take off across the starting line! Arrive and sign in by 8:00 a.m. All banjo players that are signed in will receive a complimentary Earl Scruggs Center admission that will be valid for up to a year. (not to mention have a heck of a good time!)
Win $250 for Your School
Students in elementary through high school are encouraged to come out and bring their friends. The school with the highest number of students participating in this event will be awarded a trophy and a $250 gift to their school’s PTO to be used as determined by the PTO. The numbers from both the 5K and 10K will be added together to determine the total count per school and one award will be given based on that total. The winning school will be recognized during the awards ceremony.
Live music begins at 8:00 a.m. with a banjo tribute to kick off the race at 8:30 a.m. Both the 5K and 10K runs will start and finish at the Don Gibson Theatre located at 318 South Washington Street in historic Uptown Shelby. The certified course takes you through Uptown Shelby and around the historic 1907 courthouse on the beautiful court square–home of the Earl Scruggs Center. The course passes historic homes on tree-lined streets and features live music at the 5K/10K split and at various points throughout the course and then returns through Uptown Shelby to cross the finish line back at the Don Gibson Theatre with live music and refreshments in the reception area.
Photos will be taken throughout the course and at the awards ceremony and will be posted through Earl Scruggs Center social media channels. The awards ceremony will be held after each race once results are compiled. Participation awards will be given to all youth (12 and under).
PACKET PICKUP HOURS:
Friday, October 11, 2019 1:00pm – 6:00pm EARL SCRUGGS CENTER
Saturday, October 12, 2019 7:00am – 8:15am DON GIBSON THEATRE
Friday: Participants may pick up race packets Friday at the Earl Scruggs Center. For mapping/direction purposes, use 116 S Washington Street Shelby NC – look for signs.
Saturday: Participants may register and/or pick up race packets at the Don Gibson Theatre where the race starts/finishes.