Due to decisions out of our control, this event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please stay tuned for upcoming events.

Join us on the beautiful Warren Wilson College campus trails as we run a series of races on Thursday evenings in the month of June!

Age group winners will be awarded medals at each individual race. Overall series winners will be awarded according to cumulative efforts at all 4 races! You may choose to register for 1 or more of the races individually, or register for the entire series!

Inaugural Event!

Join us every Thursday evening in the month of June for the inaugural Warren Wilson College Firefly Run Series!

You'll begin on South Lane (farm access road), loop around the farm, head uphill on pine needle-covered trails and around a clearing, and head toward the Swannanoa River on shade-covered switchbacks. Making your way along the river trail, you'll ascend through the garden to the finish. The course is 5k of pure cross country running - on a series of dirt trails, gravel, grass, and a bit of asphalt.

Weekly Race Schedule

5:00 PM - Bib pickup

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Late Registration

6:25 AM - National Anthem

6:30 PM - 5k Race Start

7:15 PM - Awards

Registration and Awards

Proceeds will benefit Warren Wilson Cross Country

$30/single race

$100/entire 4 race series

Registration Includes:

T-Shirt with registration on or before 5/22/24

Commemorative Cowbell Medallion

Fully Automatic Timing and Results


Age Group Winners of Weekly Races:

12 and under




55 and up

Overall Race Series Winners:

To be eligible, a runner must successfully complete 75% of the races (3 races).

Points will be awarded as follows:

1st place: 10 points

2nd place: 8 points

3rd place: 6 points

4th place: 5 points

5th place: 4 points

6th place: 3 points

7th place: 2 points

8th place: 1 point

Cumulative point tallies will decide the series winners in each age group.



Parking will be available in the Chapel lot, at DeVries Athletic Center, behind Kittredge Hall, and in various other locations around campus.

Other Details

This is a foot race - bicycles will not be allowed other than those used by race personnel. Runners, hikers, and walkers are all welcome, but strollers may have difficulty navigating the hill section and some trail terrain. Leashed dogs are welcome on our course!

Course Map

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701 Warren Wilson Rd, Swannanoa, NC 28778, USA

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