Welcome to Harlan County, where there’s always something exciting going on! Whether you’re here for our biggest party of the year at the Poke Sallet Festival or looking to get a little dirty at thrilling off-road events like the Southern Shine Crawl or the Fall Crawl, we’ve got you covered. Harlan County is a place of celebration, adventure, and unforgettable memories.

We like to think we’re on top of all the fun stuff happening around here, but now and then, a cool event might sneak by us. Maybe we missed it in our social feeds, or it’s a new thing we haven’t heard about yet. Whatever the reason, we don’t want to miss out, and neither do you! Got an event you’re excited about? Shoot us an email at harlantourism@gmail.com or send us a message on our facebook page at Visit Harlan County. As long as it meets our parameters, we’ll happily add it to our calendar. We’re all about community and tourism events that bring people together.

So, let’s make every day a reason to celebrate in Harlan County. Share your event, and let’s fill our calendar with fun for everyone!

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Second Annual Run for Their Lives 5k & 10K

June 22 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

🚶‍♂️🏃‍♀️ Run for Their Lives 5K & 10K 🏃‍♂️🚶‍♀️

Join the Harlan County Wellness Initiative on Saturday, June 22nd for an exciting day of fitness and fun at the Harlan Center! Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just looking for a fun way to stay active, this event is perfect for everyone.

Event Details: 📅 Date: Saturday, June 22nd 🕗 Check-in: 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM 🏃‍♂️ Race Start: 8:40 AM 🏁 Cut-off Time: 10:40 AM

Registration Fees:

  • 5K Pre-registration: $25
  • 5K Day of: $35
  • 10K Pre-registration: $40
  • 10K Day of: $50

💵 Cash Prizes for 1st Place (Male & Female)

The race benefits the Harlan County Wellness Initiative. For more information, contact Frank W. Robinette at frankwrobinette@gmail.com.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to get moving, enjoy the beautiful scenery of Harlan, and support a wonderful cause. See you at the starting line!

To register download an application here: RFTL Race 2024. You can take it the Harlan Center or Finish Vertical Crossfit!


June 22
8:00 am - 11:00 am