SUNDAY, May 7, 2023

Join us for the 10th 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. One program that the raised funds support is the amazing Junior Appalachian Musician Program (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 donor is the perfect way to help out. We hope to see you on SUNDAY, May 7, 2023!

Packet Pickup: 

  • TBD

Race Day:

  • Sunday, May 7 @ Otis Duck Greenway (near ponder field)
    • Day-of Registration: 7:30am-8:50am
    • Race Start: 9:00am
    • 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 May 7, 2023.

Enjoy the Greenway

The 2023 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! Stay tuned for our lineup of fantastic musicians coming to the 2023 Fiddlin’ 5k.

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


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