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Richard’s 5K Fun Run/Walk & Silent Auction

Saturday, August 6 at 9 am

Cataloochee Guest Ranch, 119 Ranch Drive in Maggie Valley; (828) 926-1401


Join us for one of the most beautiful and challenging 5K runs ever! The third annual Richard’s 5K Fun Run/Walk will take you across mile-high meadows and along forest trails at Cataloochee Guest Ranch in Maggie Valley. Afterwards, lunch will be available for purchase at a cook-out behind the main Ranch house.  Runners of any age are welcome. Register at; $10 in advance; $15 day of race. All proceeds benefit Duke University’s Tisch Brain Tumor Center.  The race begins at 10; please arrive by 9 am for parking and check-in.


If you can’t be with us for the run – or even if you can – have fun with our silent auction, where you can bid online for travel packages (including an alligator hunt), home décor, gift baskets and more. Visit to see all the items and make your bids.


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Third Annual Run and Silent Auction To Raise Funds In the Fight Against Brain Cancer


Maggie Valley, N.C. – Runners, walkers, and folks cheering from the sidelines will enjoy one of the most beautiful and challenging 5K runs ever at the third annual Richard’s 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, August 6.


The run and walk, starting at 10 am, will take participants across mile-high meadows and along forest trails at Cataloochee Guest Ranch in Maggie Valley. The self-timed run crosses the ranch grounds at an elevation of 5,200 feet near the border of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, with Hemphill Bald as a dramatic backdrop. Afterwards, lunch will be available for purchase at a cook-out behind the main Ranch house.  


Proceeds from the event will benefit Duke University's Tisch Brain Tumor Center. Register for the run/walk at The fee is $10 in advance and $15 the day of the race.  Participants should plan to arrive by 9 am to allow time for parking and check-in.


You can still be part of the fun even if you can’t make the Run. Cataloochee is also hosting a silent auction at  View and bid on trips, art, fine dining and more. Some auction highlights include:


* An alligator hunt in Louisiana, including a two-night stay for two people, meals, and a fishing trip or Eco Tour for two



* A weekend getaway for two at Cataloochee Guest Ranch.


* Two all access season passes to Cataloochee Ski Area.


* Original fine art, photography and sculpture by local artists.


Cataloochee Ranch hosts Richard’s Run each year in memory of Maggie Valley resident Richard Coker, who lost his hard-fought battle with brain cancer in 2013. He was 55, the grandson of Cataloochee Ranch founders "Mr. Tom" and "Miss Judy" Alexander, and an active member of the present-day Ranch family.


“We’ve donated $12,000 from past races to the Tisch Center and hope to raise even more this year,” says Mary Coker, Richard’s sister and general manager of Cataloochee Ranch. “We’ve got a spectacular setting for the runners and walkers, and a great way to spend the morning.”


Donations, race-day volunteers and individual runners in all age groups are welcome. Check out for more on sponsorship, volunteering and donating to the event. Help us give brain cancer a heart-pounding run for its money!


About Cataloochee Guest Ranch


Cataloochee Guest Ranch in the Great Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina has hosted generations of families as a holiday destination for more than 80 years. Folks come for horseback riding, mountain hiking, fishing, swimming, wagon rides, skiing and snowboarding in nearby Cataloochee ski area, and shopping in the valley.  Evenings at the ranch are filled with music around the campfire, square dancing, clogging, and other entertainment. Family-style breakfast and dinner are included in the daily rate. Learn more at





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2017 Progress

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Registrations: 30     Goal: 1900000

Registrations 30

Teams 16

Donors 99

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