Saturday, May 18, 2024 @ 8:00 AM

Throwing Bones Trail Races

191 Vance Avenue

Black Mountain, NC Trail Races 5k, Virtual 5K

This Event Took Place Sat. May 18, 2024

Quick Race Info

Packet Pickup is May 17 at Mountain Running Company (106 State Street, Black Mountain) from 4pm to 6pm. Race Day Packet Pickup/Registration is from 7:30-8:30 at 191 Vance Avenue, Black Mountain).
Race Date: Saturday May 18, 2024

Start Time: 5k will begin at 9am. Virtual Race must be completed, submitted and uploaded by 5PM on May 18, 2024 for times to be reported on the website.

Course: 5k route is available for download at


Staging will be allowed as early as 7:30 AM and all runners are encouraged to arrive no later than 8:15 AM.


The start of the race will be near Vance Avenue, between Pulliam Stadium and the parking area.


It’s May in the Mountains of North Carolina, which means that this is likely to be perfect weather for running! No need for snow boots or headgear! Rain and mud might be your biggest challenges.


This race will NOT be chip timed.

Overall prize winners (top 3 in each race) for the in-person 5k.

In order to ensure that race volunteers, officials, and photographers can properly identify you, you must wear your bib on the front of your person in an unobstructed position.


Race volunteers will be present at all major intersections and turns on the courses to guide runners. Please follow their directions at all times in order to ensure your safety. Runners who are found in violation of volunteer instructions while on the course may be subject to disqualification. Please stay within the boundaries of the designated trails throughout the entire race. Where applicable, runners are required to stay on the appropriate side of cone or tape lines.

Although earphones are allowed on the course, it is recommended that volume be kept low and/or only one earbud be used so that surrounding noises are audible to each runner.


The aid station on the course will be supplied with a small first-aid kit. Volunteers cannot dispense certain items unless specifically requested by the runner. In addition to the first-aid kits, various aid stations will be staffed by medical professionals who will be equipped with advanced medical supplies.

Runners are encouraged to note any special medical considerations on the back of their bibs in case of emergencies.


Spectators are welcomed and encouraged along the vast majority of the route. They should be considerate of public and private property and never interfere with the progress of any race participant. Spectators are required to follow the instructions of volunteers at all times.


All 5k (and virtual) runners who register before the deadline will receive a race t-shirt. Runners who register after the deadline or on race day will also receive a shirt, but may have to accept an alternative size or style.


Life happens. You shouldn’t have to worry about what to do if you end up not being able to participate in the race, and you shouldn’t have to pay for race insurance that you might not use. Our generous policies allow you to transfer your bib to another person or defer your entry to next year. Refunds will not be issued however. Runners can exercise these options at any time within the given timeframes for any reason whatsoever.

About Throwing Bones

Throwing Bones' mission is to inspire cancer patients to keep moving forward with active lifestyles during treatment and beyond. We’re running OVER mountains to make healthy and active lifestyles a part of the solution.

Through Throwing Bones, we hope to encourage and inspire, and to educate and enable cancer patients everywhere to find their best quality of life through healthy and active lifestyles.

All proceeds from the Throwing Bones Trail Race will go towards helping patients assess their physical abilities, allowing caregivers and healthcare providers to succeed. Current projects include a patient self-assessment series, healthcare, and connecting patients with patient-focused fitness coaches.

*Throwing Bones is a patient-focused registered 501(c)3.*

Event's current local time: 10:11 PM ET


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