Escape the summer heat and run in the cool North Carolina mountains at the first annual High Country Cool Down 5K and 10K, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3, in Boone. The races are designed for the casual jogger (or walker) or the competitive runner and proceeds will be used to help pay for the re-turfing of the fields at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex. The complex is owned and managed in a three-way partnership with Appalachian State Men’s and Women’s Soccer, High Country Soccer Association and Watauga County Parks and Rec.
The 10K will start at 9 a.m. and the 5K will start at 9:15 a.m. There will also be a 1-mile fun run for kids 9 and younger beginning at 8:30 a.m. Check-in time is at 8 a.m. Awards for first, second and third place will be handed out at 9:45 a.m. Both races will start and end at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex. The course map uses much of the Greenway Trail and the Watauga High School property. Race registration includes a race t-shirt (guaranteed if registered by July 9) as well as post-race bananas and waters. Other activities, such as small-sided pickup soccer games for kids, will be offered throughout the morning. Concessions and coffee will also be available for purchase.
Overall Male & Female and Overall Master (40+) Male & Female
Age groups (Male & Female): 9 & under, 10-14,15-19, 20-29, 30-49, 50-64, 65+
Entry Fees for 5K
Online before July 10 = $25 (t-shirt guaranteed)
Online July 10-Aug. 2 = $30 (t-shirt not guaranteed but probable)
Race Day Registration = $35 (only leftover t-shirts available)
Entry Fees for 10K
Online by July 10 = $30 (t-shirt guaranteed)
Online July 10-Aug. 2 = $35 (t-shirt not guaranteed but probable)
Race Day Registration = $40 (only leftover t-shirts available)
- Pay by cash or check; must be received by the above deadline dates at the High Country Soccer office. Make checks payable to and drop off and/or mail to: High Country Soccer, c/o Cool Down Race, 805 State Farm Road, Ste. 302, Boone, NC 28607. Include shirt size with mailed or dropped off payments: YS, YM, YL, AS, AM, AL, AXL, AXXL
— 1-Mile Fun Run (9 and younger): FREE (does not include t-shirt)
— Leftover T-shirts will be available for purchase