It’s true – every dog has his day, at least in Cashiers and Highlands.
If you know a special dog, mark your calendar for Saturday, September 14, because that’s the date for the Cashiers Trail Mix.
It’s not a new kind of healthy snack, but rather a combination five-mile mountain trail run and three-mile team adventure run on the beautiful wilderness terrain of the 2,000-acre Chinquapin Community. This inaugural event will also feature a dog walk and demonstrations, kids’ play, archery, falconry, live music and more.
The runs will take place over a course with over 400 feet in elevation change and start and finish at 4,200 feet. Runners will follow rugged trails through lush forest, over creeks and streams, while the adventure teams will tackle obstacles, a bit of mud (maybe more than a bit), and plenty of fun challenges.
Naturally, non-athletic dogs who are primarily interested in sniffing things and looking for handouts are welcome to attend the Cashiers Trail Mix.
Charter Sponsors for the event include Chinquapin, Mountain Dog Spa & Boutique, RavenCliff, Views Magazine, and the Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce.
Proceeds support community development and the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society. For information on sponsorship and registration, contact Event Chair Alissa Short of Mountain Dog Spa at (828)743-5191 or visit CashiersAreaChamber.com or facebook.com/CashiersTrailMix.
By Luke Osteen