When: Saturday, June 22, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Carrier Park, 220 Amboy Road. $30; $25 through June 20. Info: http://avl.mx/ua.
Why: Shindig on the Green is a summer tradition in Asheville. Folks come from across he region to see fiddles sing and dancers whirl, all while enjoying Pack Square Park's fresh air.
The festivities are free on Saturdays, June 29, through Aug. 31, but Shindig has some very real operating costs. Organizers report spending "several thousand dollars" each evening on sound equipment, security and technical needs.
Sprint for the cause at "Run for Shindig on the Green," a 5K race at Carrier Park. Runners will take their mark at 8:30 a.m. and meander through the park's flat, paved trails. Medals and prizes will be handed out to the top men and women runners, although everyone is invited to lace up their sneakers in the name of traditional music, dance and storytelling.
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