The inaugural War Eagle Run Fest will be taking place in Auburn on Feb. 20.

The War Eagle Run Fest includes a half marathon, 5K and children’s mile. Participants of each race will have he opportunity to “fly down the field” by crossing the finish line on the 50-yard line of Pat Dye Field in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

“We are excited to be partnering with Fresh Junkie Racing to put on the inaugural War Eagle Run Fest in just a few weeks,” said Brooke Kastner, director of sales at Auburn-Opelika Tourism. “An event of this scale truly takes a village to execute. With more than 2,000 runners from across the country already registered, and that number growing daily, we are asking for help from the community to volunteer and share the Southern hospitality that Auburn-Opelika is known for with guests.”

Volunteers will be needed to staff the event at packet pickup, gear check, water stations and the finish line. Anyone can volunteer individually by signing up through this link. The dates vary starting on Feb. 19 at 9:15 a.m. and end on Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. The time and dates available will depend on the volunteer station chosen. Additionally, The War Eagle Run Fest will make monetary donations to organizations with volunteer groups of 6 to 40 individuals. For more information and to register a volunteer group, please contact

For more information about the War Eagle Run Fest, visit or contact Emily Kathryn at


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