Firefly 5K Run/Walk returns to benefit Main Street Elizabethton

Published 1:17 pm Friday, April 14, 2023

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By Angela Cutrer
Star Correspondent
Summertime is coming and Main Street Elizabethton is ready for it, inviting the community to participate in the 3rd Annual Firefly 5K Run/Walk Friday, July 7, at 8 p.m.
The Firefly 5K will take place during First Friday, where downtown will be filled with music, shopping, dining and fun. Participants can run or walk throughout downtown Elizabethton to support downtown revitalization. Participants will start and finish by running or 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 toward the future with the goal of preserving the town’s culture and heritage, while also striving to revitalize the heart of downtown.
The sponsors for the event are Carter County Bank, Ingles and Southern Finance & Thrift Co. “These Covered Bridge sponsors are an integral part of the fundraiser’s success for the Main Street program,” Main Street Director Courtney Bean said. Additional sponsorship opportunities will be made available upon request to Main Street Elizabethton.
Registration opens today and can be found on the Main Street Elizabethton website at Early-bird registration is $25 until June 3. Registration increases to $30 on June 4.
Registration will also be available at race check-in. T-shirts and medals are guaranteed for the first 400 participants.
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.
The Firefly 5K Run/Walk will take place in conjunction with July’s First Friday that features community activities, extended shopping, live music, local eateries and more.
For more information, contact Bean at (423) 213-0090 or at

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