Registration open for run to help Asheville High School buy new instruments

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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band_aid_2014Press release here:

On March 1, 2014, runners and walkers will lace up on the beautiful campus of Asheville High School for the second annual Band-Aid Race and Fun Run. This year’s race will begin and end at the school, offering a different and more scenic route than last year’s inaugural event at Carrier Park. This family friendly event will raise funds for much needed instruments and two important new scholarships for college-bound band members. Asheville High School is at 419 McDowell Street, Asheville, NC 28803

This year’s Band-Aid event will offer a 5K, an 8K and a 1-Mile Fun Run. Paperless registration is online at and will be available on-site at Asheville High School on Race Day. Gates open at 9:00 am – Fun Run begins at 9:30 am and the 5K & 8K begin at 10 am.

5K & 8K – $25 until February 10th / $30 until February 27th / $35 on-site March 1st

1- Mile Fun Run (12 years & under) – $10 until February 27th / $15 on-site March 1st


Race Packet pick-up & Spaghetti Dinner – February 28 @ AHS Cafeteria 5-8pm

“Our students work very hard and have achieved great success, often playing instruments which where purchased by the school in the 1980’s. We are thrilled just thinking what they will accomplish once we are able to provide instruments in peak condition,” says Band Director and Asheville City Schools 2014 Teacher of the Year, William Talley.

Two new scholarships have been established to support the college goals of hard working senior band members. Proceeds from this year’s Band-Aid Run will go toward the William Talley Jr. Scholarship and the Aimee Wallis Buchanan Memorial Scholarship funds. The Memorial scholarship honors the life of a very supportive and well-loved band parent who very unexpectedly died in February of 2013.

Special race features include: a new course through the safe and scenic AB Tech Campus – beginning and ending at Asheville High School, a 1-Mile Fun around the AHS track for athletes 12 years and under, a Kid’s Zone on the football field, specially designed long-sleeve race t-shirts, awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each age group, packet pick-up and spaghetti dinner on February 28th from 5-8pm in the AHS Cafeteria.

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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1 Comment

  1. Andrew Fletcher January 28, 2014

    They should sell their old instruments. I know tons of people who would buy them.


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