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Jump Off Rock Half Marathon is set for May 14

LAUREL PARK — The third annual Jump Off Rock Half Marathon presented by Hunter Subaru and 10K presented by Pardee UNC Health Care return Saturday, May 13, in which racers take in the breathtaking beauty of the 13.1-mile downhill run and Hendersonville’s historic downtown in what's known as one of the fastest runs in the region.

The half marathon starts at the top of Jump Off Rock, the popular landmark at the top of Laurel Park. The 10k course begins at the Hendersonville Y. Both finish on Main Street downtown. Courses are USATF sanctioned and certified; runners can expect chip-timing as well as live results.

The race offers various goodies for registered runners including a dri-fit technical running shirt, a Hunter Subaru goody bag, free shuttle ticket, unique finisher medal that spins and a complimentary beer from Oklawaha Brewing Co. Post-race massages will also be available courtesy of YAM. There are cash prizes available for the overall top three male and female winners at the 10K race. Four local nonprofits – the Hendersonville YMCA, Blue Ridge Humane Society, Friends of Laurel Park and iDream Athletes Foundation – will benefit from the event. For more information visit or email