Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon and 5K | Cherokee, NC

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Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon and 5K

Saturday, September 14 from 6:00 am to 11:30 am

The Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon is back! Join us for the return of this great fall race in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. This event is famous for its generous swag package, picturesque courses, local culture, and amazing post-race meals. Register online now for the 5K or the half-marathon.

Half Marathon Entry Fees:
February 15-May 31: $55
June 1-August 31: $60
September 1-September 14: $65

5K Entry Fees:
February 15-May 31: $30
June 1-August 31: $35
September 1-September 14: $40

Entertainment and Event Schedule
Friday, September 13
​4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.     Packet Pickup/Late Registration at the Cherokee Fairgrounds

Saturday, September 14
5:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.     Packet Pickup/Late Registration at the Cherokee Fairgrounds
7:30 a.m.    Half Marathon Starts
7:45 a.m.     5K Starts 


Cherokee Fair Grounds

545 Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, NC 28719


Rainbows & Ramps

Saturday, March 25 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Come celebrate the nearing of springtime, mark the beginning of fishing season, honor the elders and enjoy regional entertainment.

Easter Extravaganza

Thursday, March 30 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Come celebrate the hallowed tradition of Easter, featuring an Easter egg hunt of over 24,000 Easter eggs, fabulous prizes, and the Easter bunny!

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Cherokee Days

Friday, March 31 to Sunday, April 2

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is co-hosting Cherokee Days in Washington D.C. at the Native American Smithsonian. Join us for a three day event to experience the story of three nations and one Cherokee story.

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