This week, the Mayview Madness 5K will return to Blowing Rock, N.C., for its 15th year in a row. The race will take place on Saturday, September 20 and will lead its competitors on a beautiful journey through North Carolina’s famous High Country hills.

Participants will meet behind Memorial Park at 8 a.m. to begin the race, and will spend the morning enjoying the views on foot. Bistro Roca Restaurant will welcome all finishers with plenty of delicious food and local awards for the top three men and women in each age group. The runner with the best costume will win an additional prize!2013-Start

This race benefits the Blue Ridge Conservancy, a program that works to defend natural land and water resources in the area. Blue Ridge Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine will also play a part in the event as the main sponsor for the simultaneous Kids Fun Run.

As a special deal, ZAP Fitness offers free training sessions for all registered runners every Wednesday night until race day. Don’t miss your last chance this week to train for the race and learn from Olympic-level athletes.

Register today to join 2014’s Mayview Madness 5K and support the Blue Ridge Conservancy while stretching your legs in the High Country.