The Sandhills Race Series (SRS) seeks to encourage and recognize participation and performance in local racing and provide support to organizations coordinating running events for the promotion of fun, fitness and community causes.


  • To increase participation in local races and running-related activities
  • To coordinate an annual schedule of local races
  • To offer support and resources for the development and implementation of events that meet safety and professional race management standards
  • To create a pool of trained, experienced volunteers for local races


  • Local Races – Race Directors
  • Sandhills Striders
  • USATF (USA Track & Field)
SRS Coordinators
  • Jodi Heimrich | FirstHealth Centers for Health & Fitness,  Turkey Trot, Run for the Ribbons  (910.715.1000)
  • David Petsolt | Reindeer Fun Run
SRS Founders
  • David Petsolt
  • Sallie Beth Johnson

Committee Members & Participants

  • Amanda Lovallo | Sandhills Race Series
  • Bob Tice | USATF, ShamRock ‘N’ Roll
  • Brian Povish | Sandhills Striders, Reindeer Fun Run
  • Chris Wiley | Autumnfest
  • Dan Kennedy | Southern Pines Barbelll & Crossfit
  • David Petsolt | Reindeer Fun Run
  • Eva Rogers | Run for their Lives
  • Jennifer Bellmore | Hoyt Kennedy
  • Jill Saunders | ShamRock ‘N’ Roll
  • Jodi Heimrich | Turkey Trot, Run for the Ribbons
  • John Eastman | 1 in 8k
  • John Roberts | Manna in Motion
  • Linda Harte | Run for the Buddies
  • Marijanet Shrinks | Miles MIRA
  • Sal Dibianco | Run to be Drug Free
  • Shannon Stites | WEE Scarecrow Run
  • Stephanie Kane | Mardi Gras Miles
  • Tim Waesche | Miles for MIRA
  • Tom Hurd | Old Glory Trail Trot

Get Involved

  • Serve on a SRS work committee (Race & Safety, Marketing & Promotions or Grants & Sponsorship)
  • Volunteer to work a promotion booth at races and community events
  • Become a fan on Facebook
  • Share with friends, family and co-workers
  • Offer ideas and suggestions
  • Learn more about becoming an SRS event

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