ZAP-Reebok Offering Free Clinics for Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5k

For the 5th year in a row the ZAP Fitness-Reebok Running Center is offering 5 weeks of free training runs / clinics in preparation for the Stick Boy Bread Company Mayview Madness 5k. The training runs will be held on Wednesday evenings starting this week, August 19th, ,and run through September 16th. Runners will meet each week at 5:30 p.m. at the dirt parking lot on rt. 221 adjacent to the entrance to Moses Cone Park. Runs will vary in distance from 2 to 6 miles depending on experience and fitness levels. All ages are welcome, including children!


Wed Aug 19th (5:30 p.m.)- Building a Proper Training Program

Wed Aug 26th (5:30 p.m.) – Improving your Running Technique

Wed Sept 2nd (5:30 p.m.) – How to Improve Your Basic Speed

Wed Sept 9th (5:30 p.m.) – Proper Nutrition for Runners

Wed Sept 16th (5:30 p.m.) – 5k Race Strategy & Course Tour


The Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5k benefits the Blue Ridge Conservancy takes place on Saturday September 19th in downtown Blowing Rock.


Held on some of the most beautiful roads in the High Country, you will be sure to enjoy the breathtaking views. This race boasts the best awards and post race festival of any race in the area! After the race, relax at Bistro Roca Restaurant for post race goodies provided by Stick Boy Bread Company, raffle giveaways including Reebok running gear, beer tasting courtesy of Blowing Rock Brewing Company, music, and awards. Race awards this year include a pair of Reebok Running Shoes and an App Ski Mountain lift ticket for each age group winner, Bistro Roca lunch for two gift certificates for second place, and a Stick Boy travel mug with coffee for third place.


Register between now and September 12th for early registration pricing, see below for details!


Schedule of Events

8/1 – Preregistration on-line – now open (see below!)


9/17 & 9/18 (On-Site Packet Pick-up at Stick Boy Bread Company Boone, NC  (Hardin Street location) from 7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Mayview Madness Awards

9/19 -7:00 a.m. Day of Registration – American Legion Hall 256 -333 Wallingford St. Blowing Rock

8:00 a.m. – Blue Ridge Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine Kids 1 Mile Fun Run

8:30 a.m. – Stick Boy Bread Company Mayview Madness 5k

9:30 a.m. – Awards and Post Race Festivities


Register Now Through Events.Com

 Register Here or Call the Blue Ridge Conservancy at 828-264-2511 if you have questions.


About the Blue Ridge Conservancy

The Blue Ridge Conservancy is a private, non-profit, non-governmental organization incorporated in North Carolina. Since our founding, we have protected close to 16,000 acres in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey Counties. In addition to protecting working farmland, BRC’s efforts have resulted in the creation of state natural areas like Beech Creek Bog, Bear Paw and Bullhead Mountain.The Stick Boy Mayview Madness 5k benefits the Blue Ridge Conservancy’s work with willing landowners and local communities to permanently protect land and water resources with agricultural, ecological, cultural, recreational and scenic value in northwest North Carolina.