Chad Lovette Trail Run
Carolina in the Fall Music and Food Festival presented by Wilkes Communications, Inc. is proud to announce we will be hosting the 1st Annual Chad Lovette Memorial Trail Run to benefit the American Cancer Society. The Trail Run will be held on Saturday September 24 at the newly constructed Cub Creek Trails in downtown Wilkesboro.
Chad Lovette, a native of Wilkes County 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 played in the inaugural Carolina in the Fall Festival in downtown Wilkesboro with his brother Shay’s band, Brushy Rides. Chad’s parents, Rick and Beth Lovette will serve as the honorary Trail Run Official Starters.
Interested participants need to submit an entry form. These can be emailed to michelle at heartoffolk dot com or mailed/ dropped off at 1305 S Collegiate Dr Wilkesboro, NC 28697. The entry fee for the Trail Run is $30. All proceeds from entry fees will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Each participant who submits their entry form by September 8th will receive a Trail Run T-shirt and a Trail Run Patch. Entry forms may be turned in up to the morning of the run, but for any forms received after Sept 8, a T-shirt and patch will be based upon availability. Registration will open on Sept 24 at 7:30 am and the run will begin at 8:30 am. The Battles Necessary/ Steel Magnolias Relay for Life Team will be on hand to assist during the event. This Wilkes County Fundraising team has spent over 20 years working events to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
The Trail Run is presented by Farm Alarm Systems and Spectrum Hospitality, owners of the Hampton Inn and Holiday Inn Express in Wilkesboro. Other businesses interested in being sponsors for the event should contact Michelle at 336-990-0747.