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Dahlia Ridge Trail Run


Haywood Community College hosts inaugural Dahlia Ridge Trail Run

Haywood Community College will hold the first Dahlia Ridge Trail Run on Saturday, September 16. This 5k is a family-friendly walk/run event open to all levels of runners, walkers, and hikers. Participants will receive a t-shirt and enjoy a post-race party with live music and food available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the Haywood Strong Scholarship for displaced mill employees. Online registration is open through September 13, and participants need to register by August 30 to be guaranteed a race shirt.

Haywood Community College has worked hard to expand the on-campus trail system this past year. This project was officially completed in May, and with the trails reaching over 3 miles on campus, coordinating a fun run seemed an appropriate next step.

With the popularity of trail races and hiking becoming more prevalent in our area, this event will be a great addition to the many offerings in our area to get outside and enjoy the beauty of Western North Carolina.

For more information about the trail race or to register, search for Dahlia Ridge Trail Run on For more information about how to give to HCC’s Foundation, please visit, email or call 828-627-4544.

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