The second annual Richard’s Run:
Quite possibly the most challenging 5K on earth.


Join the race to beat brain cancer. August 1, 2015 at Cataloochee Ranch.


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Forget the flat stretches of asphalt. Those are for wusses. This annual 5K run, across the mile-high meadows and along the forest trails of Cataloochee Ranch, will have your pulse racing right along with your feet.

Richard’s Run is named in memory of Richard Coker, a beloved member of the Cataloochee Ranch family, who lost his battle with brain cancer in December 2013 at the age of 55. The 5K trail run will begin at 10 am and will cross Ranch grounds near the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with Hemphill Bald, one of Richard’s favorite places, as a dramatic backdrop.

There will be awards for the winners, needless to say. And music by the Darren Nicholson Band. But brain cancer will be the only real loser.

Please be there. Even if you aren’t a runner.

Corporate sponsors, volunteers, and runners in all age groups will be welcome. In fact, we can’t do this without you. So please join us, and help us make this second annual run really count. For the thousands of families affected by brain cancer. And for Richard.

See photos from last year's race


All proceeds benefit the Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University.