From Staff Reports

The Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce is again teaming up with CASA of Northeast Tennessee to host the 8th Annual Achin’ for the Bacon 5K River Run on Saturday, June 29.

Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to participate in the race. The race will begin at 9 a.m. and a portion of the proceeds will benefit CASA.

The race features a flat and fast course along a section of the Nolichucky River. The start/finish line of the race will be in the parking lot of the Mountain Inn and Suites (former Holiday Inn Express) located at 2002 Temple Hill Road, Erwin.

From Temple Hill Road, racers will continue to Jackson Love Highway and then to Industrial Park Drive.

Runners will race down Industrial Park Drive to the Linear Trail access point near the Trail Gazebo and race back on the Linear Trail alongside the Nolichucky River.

Electronic tag timing and professional race management from We Run Events will be provided again this year.

Following the race, awards in various categories will be given. Registration will begin at 7 a.m.

All participants will receive a race T-shirt, racer goodie bag and a complimentary bacon and pancake breakfast following the race.

The cost to preregister for the Achin’ for the Bacon 5K River Run is $25. The cost on race day is $30. Preregistration is available through June 27.

For more information call the Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce at 743-3000.

Registration is available at https://www.athlinks.com/event/achin-for-the-bacon-5k-river-run-24816.