What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for admission for one to the Rhythm & Roots 5K ($30 value)
- $29 for admission for two to the Rhythm & Roots 5K ($60 value)
Packet pick-up is at the Earl Scruggs Center. Race start and finish is at the Don Gibson Theatre located 2 blocks from the Earl Scruggs Center at 318 South Washington Street in Shelby, NC.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 5, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Registration with Earl Scruggs Center required by 6 p.m. on 11/4/16. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration form and confirmation. Race-day registration not available. Race t-shirt not included with registration. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Earl Scruggs Center
Earl Scruggs is one of the most prominent names in bluegrass. Among genre aficionados, he's best known for popularizing the three-finger banjo-picking style that became its hallmark; the rest of us are probably familiar with his twang on the Beverly Hillbillies theme song. Either way, he's one of the proud sons of Western North Carolina. Appropriately, the town of Shelby—near where he grew up—made over the county courthouse as the Earl Scruggs Center: Music & Stories from the American South.
Run by the nonprofit Destination Cleveland County organization, the center celebrates the history and culture of the region. Visitors are welcome to explore Scruggs' life; bluegrass and other Southern musical traditions; political and social forces in the area; and the impact of radio broadcasting, textile mills, and other historical developments. The center also hosts the annual Rhythm & Roots 5K and 10K, which features live bluegrass bands such as Wiregrass and banjo players paying tribute to Earl Scruggs by playing "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" before the race.