The Academy at SOAR, Waynesville NC

October 12, 2024 | 9AM Race Start

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 benefits and celebrates all SOAR programs including SOAR Adventure-based summer camps, The Academy at SOAR, and GAP Year.

Registration is now open!

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 SOAR Eagle 5k is a fundraiser for the SOAR Inc. SOAR is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.

SOAR is the world’s premier ADHD and Learning Difference adventure program offering accredited ADHD Summer Camp Courses. SOAR is also home to The Academy at SOAR, our private boarding school, and GAP Year at SOAR. Our outdoor adventure-based programs provide academic instruction, experiential education, and life skills development for youth and young adults ages 8-25.

Race t shirt included in registration! Must register before 9/25 to guarantee shirt sizing.

Registration Info

Registration fee increases:

4/22 thru 7/7/24 -> $40

7/8/24 thru 9/1/24 ->$45

9/2/24 thru 10/12/24 ->$50

Registration OPENS April 22!

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.

15 & under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80 & over



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.