Firefly 5K Run/Walk Returns to Benefit Main Street Elizabethton

14 Apr 2023

Main Street Elizabethton invites the community to participate in the third annual Firefly 5K Run/Walk on Friday, July 7 at 8 PM. Participants can run or walk throughout Downtown Elizabethton to support downtown revitalization. The Firefly 5K will take place during First Friday, where downtown will be filled with Music, Shopping, Dining, and Fun! Participants will start and finish by running/walking through the Historic Covered Bridge. 

Proceeds support Main Street Elizabethton in the organization’s transformational strategies to grow downtown into a vibrant shopping, dining, and entertainment district, as well as elevate the natural resources to become a family-friendly mountain recreation hub. Main Street Elizabethton’s mission is to look toward the future with the goal to preserve our culture and heritage while striving to revitalize the heart of our downtown. 

Main Street is excited to share that the top 3 sponsors are Carter County Bank, Ingles, and Southern Finance & Thrift Co. These Covered Bridge sponsors are an integral part of the fundraiser’s success for the Main Street program. Additional sponsorship opportunities will be made available upon request to Main Street Elizabethton.

Registration opens on April 14 and can be found on the Main Street Elizabethton Website ( here: Early-bird registration is $25 until June 3. Registration increases to $30 on June 4. Registration will also be available at race check-in. T-Shirts and medals are guaranteed for the first 400 participants.

The Firefly 5K is a pet-friendly walk/run. Friendly dogs on leashes are welcome. Strollers and headphones are also permitted throughout the course. All are invited to participate. The Firefly 5K Run/Walk will take place in conjunction with July’s First Friday which features community activities, extended shopping, live music, local eateries, and so much more!

For more information, contact Main Street Director Courtney Bean at (423) 213-0090 or