Chad Lovette Memorial Trail Run

Sat September 23, 2023 Wilkesboro, NC 28697 US


5k Timed

9:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT

10k Timed

9:00AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT


206 S Bridge St
Wilkesboro, NC US 28697


Greetings! The Chad Lovette Memorial Trail Run Hosted by Carolina in the Fall and Chad's family will be held on 9/23/2023 at Cub Creek Park in Wilkesboro, NC!

We look forward to welcoming newcomers and past participants for this fun trail run. Also available -- the virtual fun run/walk option for those that are not able to make it in person (but who really want that T-shirt!)  All funds raised will go directly to the American Cancer Society, specifically The Steel Magnolia's Battle/Necessary Relay for Life Team. We now have Facebook and Instagram pages (@ChadLovetteTrailRun) and hope that you will follow us tag us in a photo or video when completing your run/walk.


NOTE: THE T-SHIRT DEADLINE HAS PASSED - but we'd love for you to register to support American Cancer Society. Once you have completed your virtual event on your own time and own course, you have the option to upload your time back to your profile and see how you placed among other participants.

Registration: Registration will be available on-line through September 22 at noon. Day of race registration will be available, but no T-shirts will be available for registrations after September 13. The Virtual Trail Run/Walk will be active through October 4th to allow the donation portal to remain open. 

More about our beloved Chad Lovette and the inspiration for this run: Chad was a native of Wilkes County and passed away on July 9, 2016 after an extended battle with brain cancer. Chad was a graduate of Wilkes Central High School and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He was a singer/songwriter and most enjoyed playing music with his band, Green House, and with his brother. His passions were traveling far and wide, hiking, surfing, camping, and living large with his family and friends. Chad performed at the inaugural Carolina in the Fall Festival in downtown Wilkesboro with his brother Shay and good friend, Locke Griffith. This race is in honor of Chad's love for life, the outdoors, music, and fellowship. Join us!

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