The Academy at SOAR, Waynesville NC

October 12, 2024 | 9AM

Run through beautiful Waynesville neighborhoods, surrounded by mountain views during peak leaf season! The SOAR Eagle 5k starts and finishes in front of the Academy at SOAR on Virginia Avenue, in Waynesville NC at 9AM. This race is a benefits and celebrates the Academy at SOAR.   Registration OPENS _____________________________

Runners will receive a commemorative race t shirt and professional chip timing included in their registration. Must register by 9/25 to guarantee shirt sizing.

Strollers and dogs are welcome on the course. We just ask that you start at the back of the pack. Dogs are not allowed inside the SOAR Academy building.  The roads will not be closed during the race, so please pay attention to vehicle traffic.

The Academy at SOAR is an accredited, adventure-based, certified private boarding school in Western North Carolina educating youth with ADHD and Learning Difficulties in grades 7 through 12.

Registration Info

Registration fee increases:

____ thru 7/1/24 -> $35

7/2/24 thru 9/9/24 ->$40

9/10/24 thru 10/12/24 ->$45

Race T Shirt

Commemorative race t shirt included in registration. Must register before 9/25 to guarantee shirt sizing.

Event Schedule

Early Packet Pick Up 10/11/24

Location TBD

Race Day 10/12/24

8-8:45AM Packet Pick Up at SOAR Academy

9AM 5k Race Start

10AM Tentative 5k Awards


5k Awards

1st Place Male & Female

2nd Place Male & Female

3rd Place Male & Female

1st Place Male & Female Master (40+)

1st Place Male & Female Grand Master (50+)

Age Group awards will be given out to the top 3 male and female times in the following categories.

19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & Up.



The SOAR Eagle 5k and Kick It Events have a NO REFUND policy.  

We offer RegShield during the registration process to protect your purchase from injury etc. if you choose. 

You may transfer your registration to another runner up to 2 days before the event.