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The Burnsville Fit Families 5K is our signature annual event. Every spring we host a community race through downtown Burnsville that’s family-friendly, fun, and fitness-oriented. At PATH, we know developing healthy habits at a young age is a great way to make them stick. That’s why youth under the age of 18 run the Fit Families 5K for free! We want kids to learn sooner rather than later that exercise isn’t just good for you, it’s a lot of fun, too!

Businesses, civic and church groups, and policymakers are invited to cheer on our runners as they make their way through the town. People often dress in costumes, ring bells, blow bubbles, and give high fives to support the racers along our USATF certified 5K course. Together, we all make sure the event has equal amounts of healthy competition, athletic camaraderie, and FUN.

We are grateful to the many volunteers who help us make this event a success every year. You are helping keep our community strong and healthy and enabling PATH to continue the work we do. Learn more about the 2017 BFF 5K here.

2017 title sponsor:

partner sponsors:

Friends of the Yancey County Public Library

Ingles Markets

Monkey Business Toy Shop

Pruitt Health

Town of Burnsville

Young & McQueen Grading

Steen & Snyder, DDS

corporate sponsors:

Garden Deli

Mountain Medical Arts

Parkway Playhouse

Ron and Minnie Powell

Dr. Alan Ray, DDS

Smoker & Folkner, Family Practice


Toe River Health District


check out the 2017 results!

Did you or a loved one participate?  Want to know how they did?  We’re proud of ALL of those who ran/walked, but if you want to know your time/place, click here.


Interested in helping out with this year’s race? Click here to sign up!

course information

USATF certified 5K

View Course Map


past events

Check out our videos to take a look at our past events!