2009 marks the 21st running of the Sourwood 5K, a premiere road run/walk held August 8th in conjunction with theSourwood Festival. Also returning this year is the Cheshire Pump & Runwhere participants earn deductions off their 5K times for doing bench presses pre-race. The well marked/supervised 5K course features rolling hills, shade, two aid stations and lots of fun. Both events are held at the Cheshire Fitness Club 25 Jane Jacob Road in Black Mountain. Black Mountain Natural Foods is this year’s Presenting Sponsor. Check out the events newly launched website – www.Sourwood5k.com – for event info, on-line registration, Pump & Run rules, and course maps. Paper applications can be picked up at Cheshire and area merchants. Contact Event Mercenaries at 828-669-1902 or Sourwood5K@eventmercenaries.com for additional questions and/or information on sponsorship opportunities.