Fourth annual Kessler Trail Run set for Nov. 5

One of the most scenic running events in the region is back for year four.

The Kessler Trail Run, a 10K and 20K race on the trails surrounding Kessler Mountain in Fayetteville, will return at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5.

The event, organized by the Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association, is a fundraiser to help the FNHA make good on their commitment to raise $300,000 to help offset the city’s cost to purchase the 328 acres known as the Kessler Mountain Reserve. The city purchased the land for $3 million in 2014.

This year’s events will start on the east side of Kessler Mountain at the trailhead on Judge Cummings Road and will finish on the west side near the Fayettechill warehouse (in the old Ozark Smokehouse building), located at 1725 S. Smokehouse Trail.

A post-run party will follow at the finish line area at around 10:30 a.m., and will feature live music, food and drinks from local vendors.

Cost for the 10k run is $30, and the 20k is $40. Admission to the after-party is $10. Online registration is now open.

For a bit more information, check out the Facebook event page.