Firefly 5K Run/Walk to Benefit Main Street Elizabethton

Published 12:26 pm Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Main Street Elizabethton invites the community to participate in the first annual Firefly 5K Run/Walk on Friday, July 2 at 7:30 PM. Participants can run or walk throughout Downtown Elizabethton to support downtown revitalization. The Firefly 5K will take place during First Friday Celebrations, where the band, Monday Night Social, will perform live at Covered Bridge Park from 7-9 PM. Participants can enjoy the tunes as they complete the race after running/walking through the Historic Covered Bridge.
 
Proceeds support Main Street Elizabethton in the organization’s transformational strategies to grow downtown into a vibrant shopping, dining, and entertainment district, as well as elevate the natural resources to become a family-friendly mountain recreation hub. Main Street Elizabethton’s mission is to look towards the future with the goal to preserve our culture and heritage, while striving to revitalize the heart of our downtown. Major supporters for the first annual Firefly 5K include Techies on Elk and Elizabethton Federal Savings Bank. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.
 
Registration is open at https://www.athlinks.com/event/firefly-5k-runwalk-353992 or can be found on the Main Street Elizabethton Website (MainStreetElizabethton.com). Early-bird registration is $25 until June 27. Registration will also be available at race check-in.  T-Shirts are guaranteed for participants who register prior to June 10. 
 
The Firefly 5K is a pet-friendly walk/run. Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome. Strollers and headphones are also permitted throughout the course. All are invited to participate in the Firefly 5K, as well as enjoy downtown at First Friday Celebrations, featuring art activities, extended shopping, live music, local eateries, and so much more!
 
For more information, contact Main Street Director Courtney Bean at (423) 213-0090 or cbean@cityofelizabethton.org.

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