Celebrating the 8th Annual Earl Scruggs Center Rhythm & Roots 5K walk/run and 10K run!  One of Runners World’s “18 runs to fill your race calendar” described as “Awesomely unique”.  Musical heritage abounds throughout this event in Uptown Shelby, NC, home of music legends Don Gibson and Earl Scruggs.  The day kicks off with live band and banjo players performing “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” to honor Shelby native Earl Scruggs.  

Participants enjoy a USATF certified 5K or 10K event starting at Don Gibson Theatre. Scenic routes feature beautiful fall foliage, tree covered streets, live music, interesting sights and enthusiastic volunteers. Unique sites include Don Gibson memorial and historic Sunset Cemetery, 1907 courthouse – home to the Earl Scruggs Center, and City Park. Return to the Theatre for live music and awards. Runners get 50% off Earl Scruggs Center exhibit admission!  Military discount available. 

For more information and to register visit: www.EarlScruggsCenter.org