Franklin’s second annual Braveheart 5K run, and the first annual children’s Rob Roy 1K run, proved to be a success last Saturday, despite this year’s absent backdrop of the traditional Taste of Scotland festivities.
All in all, 84 people gathered on Main Street to participate in the event—a substantial drop from last year’s attendance of 144 runners. Of the jogging mob, some were adorned in the traditional garb of Scottish Highlanders, kilts and all.
Proceeds from the race went towards Franklin’s Scottish Tartans Museum, a non-profit organization dedicated to the history and traditions of Scottish Highland culture. The museum features exhibits of the Scottish migration to North Carolina, as well as information about clan ancestry and customs.