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Friends of the Lake 5K, Family Walk, and Fun Run

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Come celebrate Easter at Lake Junaluska and join us for the annual Friends of the Lake 5K Run, Family Walk, and Kids Fun Run. The race is part of the Lake Junaluska's Saturday Easter celebration which includes an Easter egg hunt for all ages!

The Friends of the Lake 5K Run/ Family Walk is a charitable event to support the recreation opportunities of Lake Junaluska through the Friends of the Lake program. 100% of the proceeds for this event go to the annual maintenance and improvement of the recreation areas at Lake Junaluska which annually costs over $250,000. By participating in this year's Friends of the Lake 5K/ Family Walk, you will also become a member of the Friends of the Lake program.


T-shirts will be given to those who pre-register for the 5K or Family Walk by March 2015! Registration is free for the Kids Fun Run (ages 10 & under).

  • Online
  • Download, print, and mail form (PDF)
  • Visit the Bethea Welcome Center to register in person. 

Race Details

Where: Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center - Nanci Weldon Gymnasium

Length: 5K Races (8:30 a.m.); 5K Family Walk (8:35 a.m.); half-mile Kids Fun Run for kids ages 10 and under (9:30 a.m.)

Course: Download the Race Map (.pdf) to view the course. The 5K and Family Walk will begin and end at the Weldon Gymnasium, which is located behind the Bethea Welcome Center. The Kids Fun Run will be in the grass lot adjacent to the gym.

Awards: The awards ceremony commences upon conclusion of the race. Awards will be given to the top three male and female winners in each age category. Door prizes will be awarded upon conclusion of the race.

Age Categories:

  • 12 years and under
  • 13‐16
  • 17‐19
  • 20‐24
  • 25‐29
  • 30‐34
  • 35‐39
  • 40‐44
  • 45‐49
  • 50‐54
  • 55‐59
  • 60‐64
  • 65‐69
  • 70‐74
  • 75 and over

Past Race Results

2014 Reults:

2013 Results:

2010 Results: