Rotary Club of Brevard ramps up for White Squirrel Festival with May 27 White Squirrel race

Photo courtesy of the Rotary Club of Brevard
Photo courtesy of the Rotary Club of Brevard

From the Rotary Club of Brevard:

Rotary Club of Brevard gets ready to run the annual White Squirrel Race May 27

The Rotary Club of Brevard is poised and ready to host the opening event of this year’s White Squirrel festival with the running of the White Squirrel 5K, 10K and 1K fun run on Saturday, May 27th at 8 a.m.

Runners of all ages and abilities are encouraged to sign up for this fun run that twists and turns through the beautiful streets of classic, quaint Brevard. The race organizes at the American Legion on Morgan and Johnson Streets. The race leaves from Johnston, turns left on to Maple and crosses Gallimore to Sugar loaf.

Image courtesy of the Rotary Club of Brevard
Image courtesy of the Rotary Club of Brevard


It’s easy to register: Go to the Brevard website, and click on “Races 2017″. On the race page, one can register on line with or download a paper registration to present on race day. Registration opens at 6 a.m. at the American Legion.

This year, the oldest entrant so far is Lynn Edwards, who is 94 years young. She has written a book titled “Running for My Life” and she will be signing copies on race day. Right on Time Productions will be providing the accurate race results. Each categories’ winners receive a first, second and third place metal during the award ceremonies.

All funds collected for this event go to help Brevard Rotary accomplish all their community goals. Brevard Rotary could not function without their fabulous sponsors: White Squirrel Realty, Transylvania River House, Brevard Health and Racquet Club and Nationwide/Trent and Associates.

Brevard Rotary meets every Tuesday at Silvermont. Rotary members and guests may purchase lunch, provided by Blue Ridge Bakery. Brevard Rotary is proud of its many successful, community minded projects including RYLA-Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp, Youth Exchange Program, Back Pack Buddies, School dictionaries and more.

The Rotary Club of Brevard is a group of business-minded professionals and community caring individuals. The public is always invited.  For more information, go to

Photo courtesy of the Rotary Club of Brevard
Photo courtesy of the Rotary Club of Brevard
About Max Hunt
Max Hunt grew up in South (New) Jersey and graduated from Warren Wilson College in 2011. History nerd; art geek; connoisseur of swimming holes, hot peppers, and plaid clothing. Follow me @J_MaxHunt

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