Mayview Madness on track for Sept. 21

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Article Published: Aug. 28, 2013 | Modified: Sep. 22, 2013
Mayview Madness on track for Sept. 21

The 2012 running of the Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5K race drew more than 320 runners — the largest in its history. The 5K returns Saturday, Sept. 21, in Blowing Rock.

Photo by Lynn Willis



The 2012 running of the Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5K race drew more than 320 runners — the largest in its history — and organizers are hoping for an even better turnout in 2013.

The 14th annual 5K and one-mile kids run takes place on Saturday, Sept. 21, in Blowing Rock, with proceeds benefitting the Blue Ridge Conservancy.

The scenic 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. adjacent to the American Legion Hall and finishes in front of Bistro Roca restaurant, where post-race snacks will be provided and awards presented.

The course winds through Blowing Rock’s historic Mayview neighborhood, with scenic views along the route.

With average race day high and low temperatures of 67 and 49, respectively, conditions should be perfect for running, according to race officials.

This year’s one-mile kids run starts at 8 a.m.

Tracy Brown, executive director of the Blowing Rock TDA, is a big fan of the race.

“The Mayview Madness 5K continues to grow bigger and better every year, and we’re happy to host the race and its participants,” Brown said. “Blowing Rock has always been a community that embraces a healthy lifestyle and outdoor activities, so the Mayview Madness fits right in. We also support the goals of Blue Ridge Conservancy, since its work is key to protecting our land and water resources.”

The 5K race will have prizes donated by local businesses for the top three male and female finishers in each age of 10 age groups, including a separate category for masters finishers. Additional prizes will be awarded for best costume.

Preregistration is online at active.com, along with information on fees and schedules. Preregistration fees go up after Sept. 1.

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