On the morning of June 18, more than a hundred kilted and painted lads and lasses will gather on Main Street preparing to run like “Braveheart” William Wallace through the Town of Franklin. The masquerade will all be part of Franklin’s first annual Braveheart 5K benefit run.
“Proceeds from the run will benefit the museum and help fund its general operations,” explained Ronan MacGregor, of the 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.
“So far, we’ve had entries submitted from people in Raleigh and as far as Texas,” he said.