The Fiddlin’ 5k – April 30, 2022

Thanks everyone for coming out for the 8th Annual Fiddlin’ 5k! 2022 Results and photos are posted below!

Join us for the 8th annual Fiddlin’ 5k! Enjoy the sweet tunes of local musicians as you run or walk on our beautiful 5k route in Mars Hill, North Carolina. Just north of Asheville, the Fiddlin’ 5k is a local favorite and it’s easy to understand why. In addition to the lively music, the course starts and finishes on the beautiful Otis Duck Greenway where participants will be treated to spectacular mountain and rural views.

All Fiddlin’ 5k funds raised are granted out to Madison County youth-based art programs. Last year, during the height of the pandemic, these funds were particularly important. While students were stuck inside in front of their computers, some of these funds were used to help fuel the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM). JAM is a fantastic program where youth can learn, play and appreciate Appalachian music together and with other youth and local experts. JAM has been a life-saver for many youth who have needed a creative outlet during these uncertain times. On top of that, Fiddlin’ 5k is proud to have raised funds to help obtain more supplies for the Madison County Middle School music program as well as help provide art supplies for Brush Creek Elementary School.

If you want to help support Madison County youth-based art programs, signing up for the Fiddlin’ 5k or being a “virtual supporter” is the perfect way to help out. We hope to see you on April 30, 2022!

Packet Pickup: 

  • Friday, April 29 @ Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery in Mars Hill (70 S. Main Street, Mars Hill)
    • 4:30pm-7:30pm

Race Day:

  • Saturday, April 30 @ Otis Duck Greenway (near ponder field)
    • Day-of Registration: 7:30am-8:50am
    • Race Start: 9:00am
    • Kids Dash: 9:05am
    • Awards: TBD

Further Directions: PARKING: 248 Bailey Street, Mars Hill, NC 28754 will get you to the best available parking for the event. Parking volunteers will be directing participants to the Fox Hall Parking lot near the Fiddlin’ 5k starting line.

2022 Race Results

2022 Photos

Be a Virtual Supporter

Now anyone can participate. Virtual supporters will have race shirts mailed to them after April 30, 2022.

Enjoy the Greenway

The 2022 Fiddlin’ 5k will will start and finish on the Otis Duck Green Way in Mars Hill. There is ample parking available. Click the link for exact directions.

Bailey Mountain Preserve

Enjoy the view of Bailey Mountain as you jog past the Bailey Mountain Preserve. Check out the course map here.

Local Musicians

The Appalachian Mountains are FULL of incredible musicians and we are so excited to show them off! Check out some of the musicians that will be at the 2022 Fiddlin’ 5k!

For virtual participants, be sure to listen and enjoy our Fiddlin’ 5k Playlist on Spotify HERE.

  • The Chase Sisters
  • Songs from the Porch
  • Fiddle Squad
  • Honeyfolk Song Circle
  • Greg Speas
  • Nobody’s Darlin’
  • And more!

The Kids dash

The Fiddlin’ 5k Kids Dash returns! The 400 meter Kids Dash is a great way to encourage your child to be active and healthy! The kids dash is free and open to kids 3-10 years old.

-Start: 9:05am

-Start/Finish on Otis Duck Greenway

-Sign up the morning of the event

-Kids Dash is not timed

*All participants in the Kids Dash get an award medal*


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