Inaugural Western North Carolina Flyathlon
run. fish. beer. fundraise!
Location: Near Saluda, NC
Event Date: April 29th, 2023
Deadline to Give: Midnight, April 27, 2023
Event Fundraising Goal: $5,000 Campaign
Launch Date: January 15th, 2023
Tax ID: 81-1625829
At Running Rivers, we firmly believe that the best way to ensure the preservation, protection, and maintenance of our irreplaceable public lands and waters is to develop and foster the stewards who will stand up in their defense. Our programs create unique opportunities for people to experience public lands and waters in novel and fun ways, to expand their depth of understanding of the importance of healthy functioning freshwater ecosystems, and to invest in their time, money, and sweat through on-the-ground stewardship projects. The Western North Carolina Flyathlon is a unique, conservation-minded race event that integrates three of the world's greatest activities; trail running, fly-fishing, and craft beer. The premise is simple...
run. fish. beer.
Most importantly, the Western North Carolina Flyathlon is a fundraising event for coldwater conservation projects, with a focus on the Western Appalachian brook trout. We will be raising money through our 501(c)(3) organization, Running Rivers. Since 2014, our Flyathlon races have raised more than $500,000 for native trout related projects completed through our diverse conservation partners, including Iowa Trout Unlimited, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Colorado Trout Unlimited, the Western Native Trout Initiative, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. We look forward to expanding our impact and energy to Western North Carolina!
To explore projects that have been completed with Flyathlon funds over the past 8 years, please visit: http://runningrivers.org/projects/
Now is a critical time to invest in the preservation of our public lands and waters. Because Running Rivers is a recognized 501c3 organization, your donations (but not registration) are tax deductible. run. fish. beer. donate!