Friends of the Lake 5K Charitable Run

Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center
91 N. Lakeshore Dr., Lake Junaluska NC 28745
Melissa Aldridge
Mar 30, 2013
9:00 AM

Lake Junaluska will host the Friends of the Lake 5K, Family Walk, and Children’s Fun Run Saturday, March 30, beginning at 9 a.m., as part of its annual Easter weekend activities.


The Friends of the Lake 5K Run/Family Walk is a charitable event to support the recreation opportunities of Lake Junaluska. 100% of the proceeds for this event go towards the annual maintenance and improvement of the recreation areas at Lake Junaluska.


This year’s 5K Run/Family Walk is part of a new initiative to raise money to support the

recreational opportunities at Lake Junaluska. This program is called the Friends of the

Lake. By participating in this year’s Friends of the Lake 5K/Family Walk, you will also

become a member of the Friends of the Lake program.


The annual cost of maintaining the grounds and recreation facilities at Lake Junaluska is over $250,000. If you have questions, comments or would like to donate, please contact the Development Office at (828) 454-6680 or email the office at


Registration for the Friends of the Lake 5K, Family Walk, and Fun Run can be found online, at the Bethea Welcome Center, or may be made by calling 828-454-6680. For more information about the Friends of the Lake program visit


Easter weekend activities on Saturday, March 30 include the Friends of the Lake 5k, Family Walk, Fun Run, Easter Egg Hunts for ages 1-12, and other family activities. For more information about Easter activities, call 828-452-2881 or visit

Easter activities are presented by Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center and Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department. A complete list of sponsors is available online.

Worship on Sunday, March 31 includes a Sunrise Service at the Amphitheatre Cross featuring Rev. Rob Huckaby and a brass quintet. Long’s Chapel UMC will host their Easter service at 10:30 a.m. in Stuart Auditorium.

A breakfast buffet in the Lambuth Inn will follow the Easter Sunrise Service, and an Easter Buffet will be available 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. For buffet reservations, call 828-454-6662, purchase tickets online at, or purchase tickets at the Bethea Welcome Center between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily.

In 2013, Lake Junaluska will celebrate 100 years of being a place for spiritual enrichment, leadership development and recreation. Throughout 2013, joins us as we celebrate the past, envision the future, and share the Lake Junaluska experience. The mission of Lake Junaluska is to be a place of Christian hospitality where lives are transformed through renewal of soul, mind, and body.