Throwing Bones Trail Run set to go on as scheduled March 14

Todd Runkle
Black Mountain News

BLACK MOUNTAIN - The third annual Throwing Bones Trail Run is scheduled to go on as planned, March 14 at Pulliam Stadium, 191 Vance Ave., Black Mountain.

Throwing Bones, a locally-based national nonprofit, organizes the 1K, 5K, and 10K trail runs to support programming to help educate, inspire, and support blood cancer patients to get and stay active through treatment and beyond.

Wet and soggy trails didn't dampen spirits at last year's Throwing Bones 5K.

Amid increasing fears about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, a state of emergency in Buncombe County and the suspension of many sports events across the country, race organizers are taking a cautions approach.

"As of now we are planning to hold the race and following CDC, North Carolina DHHS, and Buncombe County Health Department recommendations," Communications Director Kendra D. Penland said in an email on the afternoon of March 12. "If anything changes, we will post it to our website and social media."

According to a press release: "Throwing Bones leadership continues to monitor the situation and remain in contact with local and regional health care organizations to ensure the safety of all participants. Any event changes or updates will be posted to as they become available."

Race day events include:

• 1K Fun Run (all participants receive a Throwing Bones neck gaiter)

• 5K Trail Run

• 10K Trail Run

• Race Day Expo with local business partner & sponsor giveaways, Baa’d Sheep breakfast tacos for purchase

• Live music from local band, Melodic AF from 9-11 a.m.

For more information and to register, visit