Transform your life! Experience healing. Make friends to last a lifetime. Let running, or walking, transform your writing. Take empowerment home with you. Finish your novel… faster! Get your first pages, first chapter, and synopsis critiqued by a published author or editor.

As a writer and a runner, we know you’d like to travel more than you do. You might travel for a couple of races and writing conferences a year. Wouldn’t it be great if you could do both in the same trip? Now you can!

Celebrate the inaugural Writers Who Run 10k Trail Race in the Nantahala National Forest near the TN/NC border. It has everything you’re looking for in a race: adventure, a theme, charity, and bling! Amazing views, a bridge, streams, and narrow trails. Dress up like a book character! Donate a children’s book for a local literacy organization. Get an awesome finisher medal!

As part of a 5-day writing retreat, this race supports fitness and literacy. With tiered pricing, the first 75 participants get race registration for $35. “With famous, inspirational quotes about running along the course, it’s better than having your own personal cheering section in a marathon.” Run a mile on Hwy 28 near the marina, enjoy spectacular views, run the trails for 4 miles, and finish the last mile on the road.

If you like to write, we’d love to have you join us for the retreat! Space is very limited. Join 32 writers and grow your tribe. If you’re on the fence, take a leap of faith and just do it. If you’ve never been to a writing retreat, you definitely won’t regret it.

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