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The 27th running of the Sourwood 5K, a 3.1-mile running event that is part of the Sourwood Festival, will start at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 8 at Cheshire Fitness. Also returning this year is the Cheshire Pump & Run where participants can earn deductions off their 5K time for doing bench presses pre-race. The Pump & Run begins at 6:45 a.m.

The 5K takes place on well-marked, supervised, USATF-certified course that is suited to all competition levels. All runners (including Pump & Run competitors) are eligible for the Open 5K awards based on their actual finish time. Pump & Run athletes are also eligible for special awards based on their Pump & Run time. This event is part of the Asheville Track Club Grand Prix.

A free practice run will take place at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Cheshire Fitness. Registration required by emailing sourwood5k@eventmercenaries.com or calling 669-1902.

Entry fee is $25 for either the 5K or the Pump & Run through July 30 at imathlete.com.