Post Race Results – 1in 8k |8k and 1k

1 in 8k

Over 250 participants came together to run the 1 in 8k in historic downtown Pinehurst.  The race, in its fifth year, was held on Saturday, August 29.  The course was shaped like an “8” to represent that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.  Pink was the color of the day as participants shirts were dark pink and survivor shirts were light pink.

The 8k ran through historic downtown Pinehurst, through the trails of Rassie Wicker Park, around the Carolina Hotel, and ended in front of Tufts Memorial Park.  The overall winner of the 8k was Tommy Delemnay with a chip time of 29:41.  The overall female winner was Berenice Macias with a chip time of 31:33, this was her second time winning the 1 in 8k. The overall survivor winner was Carla Albritton with a chip time of 37:02.  After the race runners were treated to a concert by Tony Barnes.

A full list of results can be found here.

This was one of the last races for the SRS summer series.

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Upcoming Race – 1in 8k | 8k and 1k

1 in 8k

Moore For the Cure’s 1 in 8k joins the Summer Series for the SRS this year.  The event will be held in the Village of Pinehurst (150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374) on Saturday, August 29.  This race benefits the Susan G. Komen NC Triangle to the Coast Affiliate.

Race Information

The 8k kicks off at 8:00 am.  For those wishing to do a training run a map of the course is available.  The 1k begins at 10:00 am.  Participants in the 8k may also participate in the 1k free of charge.  There will be an after race concert at Tufts Memorial Park.


Tips from SRS

  • On-line registration is available as well as paper registration
  • The 8k is stroller  and pet friendly
  • Packet pick-up will be held on Friday, August 28 from 5:00 pm  until 7:00 pm at the Carolina Hotel in the Dogwood Room(4 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374) and also pre-race on Saturday, August 29 at Tufts Memorial Park (1 Village Green Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374)

Upcoming Race – Run for the Ribbons | 5k and Family Fun 1k

run for the ribbons

The annual Run for the Ribbons 5k is back with a different location for the 2015 Spring Series.  The race will take place in downtown Rockingham on Saturday, April 18th.  The race benefits the Foundation of FirstHealth’s Cancer CARE fund and Discovery Place Kids Rockingham.

Race Information

The Family Fun 1k will begin at 9:30 am in front of Discovery Place Kids in Rockingham (233 E. Washington Street, Rockingham NC 28379).  The 5k will follow at 10:00 am.  Participants in the race will receive free admission to Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham on the day of the race.  The 5k race will be a mixture of trail and paved course.  A map of the course is available for runners.

Tips from SRS

  • Packet pick-up will take place Friday, April 17, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm across the street from Discovery Place Kids-Rockingham (233 E. Washington Street, Rockingham, NC 28379), and on Saturday, April 18 at 7:00 am at the registration tent
  • Registration is available online or paper registration is available

The Foundation of FirstHealth Cancer CARES fund has provided more than 1 million dollars of direct support to cancer patients since 2000.

Upcoming Race – 1 in 8k | 8k and 1k Run

1 in 8k

Sandhills Race Series kicks off its 2014 Fall Series with the 1 in 8k on Saturday, September 6.  The race benefits the Susan G. Komen for the Cure-NC Triangle to the Coast Affiliate.  One in eight women have or will develop breast cancer in her  lifetime.

Race Information

The race will begin in front of Given Memorial Library in Pinehurst, NC (150 Cherokee Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374).  The 8k begins at 8:00 am.  The course runs through the historic Village of Pinehurst, Rassie Wicker Park, and the Village Arboretum (4.97 miles).  Awards will be given to the overall first place winners (male/female), the first survivor finisher, and age group winners (first, second, and third place).

The 1k Fun Run/Walk will begin at 10:30 am, this race is not timed.  Participants in the 8k are welcome to participate in the 1k.  Both races are stroller and pet friendly.  A post race concert will feature musician Tony Barnes.

Tips from SRS

  • Packet Pick-up will take place Friday, September 5 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Carolina Hotel (80 Carolina Vista Drive), part of  the Pinehurst Resort (Kendall Room)
  • On-line registration is available here.  Paper registration is available here.

Last year the 1 in 8k raised $36,000 for the Susan G. Komen NC Triangle to the Coast Affiliate.


8k map




Post Race Results – Run for the Ribbons | 5k and Family Fun 1k

runforribbons 2014

A sense of excitement filled the Carolina Horse Park on Saturday, April 5, as racers in the Run for the Ribbon waited for the 5k trail run to begin. The Run for the Ribbons was the kick-off to a day of events that culminated in the 63 annual Stoneybrook Steeplechase.  Runners could choose to run in honor or memory of a loved one who battled with cancer, proceeds from the Run for the Ribbons went to FirstHealth’s Cancer CARE Fund.

Chad Ware of Raeford won the overall 5k with a time of 15:38, more than a minute faster than last year’s winning time of 16:50.  Haley Beann of Pinehurst won the overall female 5k with a time of 19:51.  There were 336 finishers in the 5k trail run. 

The Family Fun 1k began at 10:30 am and followed for one loop around the Stoneybrook Steeplechase track.  After the race, participants were granted admission to the 63 annual Stoneybrook Steeplechase.  There was a kid’s zone with face painting, rock climbing walls, and several bounce attractions.  Before the Steeplechase began spectators could enter a hat competition or stick horse race. 

To see a list of all results for the 2014 Run for the Ribbons click here.  The next spring race for the Sandhills Race Series is the Run for the Buddies on May 10.

Upcoming Race – Run for the Ribbons | 5k and Family Fun 1k

runforribbons 2014

Sandhills Race Series is off to the races with the 5th annual Run for the Ribbons at the Carolina Horse Park (2814 Montrose Road, Raeford, NC 28376) on April 5.  This event benefits The Foundation of FirstHealth’s Cancer CARE Fund.  The CARE Fund has distributed over $800,000 since 2000 to local cancer patients and their families to help with costs associated with a cancer diagnosis.

The Run for the Ribbons is an all-day, family friendly event at the Carolina Horse Park.  Registrants in the 5k and 1k will receive a tee-shirt and general admission to the Stoneybrook Steeplechase beginning at 1:30 pm.  There will also be a Hawkins and Harkness hat contest, stick horse races, and children’s park activities which include a petting zoo, pony rides, and rock climbing wall.

Race Information

The 5k event begins and ends on the grassy racetrack and winds through the rolling hills of an eventing course; due to the terrain no pets, strollers, and bikes, will be allowed to ensure runner safety.  The 5k is a trail run with one water station along the route.  The 5k will begin at 9:00 am.

The Family Fun 1k travels for one loop around the steeplechase track, which amounts to 7/8 of a mile.  Again, due to the terrain, pets, strollers, and bikes will not be permitted.  The Family Fun 1k will begin at 10:30 am.

Tips from SRS

  • Participants may register online for the 5k and 1k here.  Paper registration is available here.  Fees for the 5k are $25 and the 1k are $15, registration fees will increase after Tuesday, April 1.  Online registration ends Friday, April 4.
  • Packet pick-up will be held on Friday, April 4 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at FirstHealth Center for Health and Fitness (170 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374) and on Saturday, April 5 from 7:00 am until 8:45 am for the 5k and from 7:00 am until 10:00 am for the 1k at the registration tent at the Carolina Horse Park (2814 Montrose Road, Raeford, NC 28376)
  • Registrants in the 5k and 1k will receive a parking pass to park in Lot 9 at the Carolina Horse Park.  Spectators will need to pay for general admission and parking.

Sandhills Race Series will award 100 participation points for the 5k trail run as well as additional performance points.  The Run for the Ribbons is a feature event in the 2014 Spring Series for the Sandhills Race Series.  Additional information for the Run for the Ribbons can be found here.

Upcoming Race – 1 in 8k Moore for the Cure | 8k, 1k


Join us for the 1 in 8k, Saturday, September 7 at 8:00 am. The main race is an 8k, and there is also a 1k fun run for those who wish to participate at a shorter distance. The 8k distance was decided as statistics show that 1 out of every 8 women will develop breast cancer at some time in their lives.

By participating in this event, you can help change that statistic! All proceeds go to the Triangle to the Coast Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, bringing funds and attention to breast cancer awareness, screening, and research. Every year, our local Susan G. Komen affiliate awards over $1 million in grants to local agencies for breast cancer education and screening. Last year, a generous grant was awarded to FirstHealth of the Carolinas, in partnership with the Moore Free Care Clinic and Pinehurst Radiology, to help provide mammograms and treatment to underprivileged women in Moore County.

Race Information

The 1 in 8k is the first featured event of the Fall Series. The race will start and finish in the Village of Pinehurst, with the course taking you through the historic Village, as well as the scenic trail system within Rassie Wicker Park and the Village Arboretum.. Use the address for the Given Memorial Library if you need help finding your way on the drive there: 150 Cherokee Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374.

The 8k race will start at at 8:00 am, with the 1k fun run following around 10:30 am. Packets can be picked up early Friday, September 6, at the Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, but can also be picked up the morning of the event.

Tips from SRS

  1. There are 2 ways to register: online at or with a printable, mail-in registration form found here. Registration is $25. With printed forms, please include payment only in the form of a check, and mail to:
    1 in 8k Moore for the Cure
    30 Memorial Drive
    Pinehurst, NC 28374
  2. Use promo code EARLY8K on for a 10% discount if you choose to register online!!!
  3. Online registration closes Thursday, September 5th. Printed registration forms can be turned in up to the morning of the race. As always, register early to secure a t-shirt!
  4. The race will include both paved and trail terrain. Check out the course map here.
  5. Kids, strollers, and dogs are all welcome. (Please keep dogs leashed!)
  6. Breast cancer survivors are especially invited to participate! It will be our honor to run amongst you. 🙂

Join us for this event and support a very worthy cause! A live band, House Call, will be playing the morning of the race and for your enjoyment after all of the action is over, so stick around for some post-race entertainment! For more info about the 1 in 8k, visit their website.

Introducing the SRS Pinterest page!

The Sandhills Race Series is embracing all types of social media and introducing a new Pinterest page! For those of you not already familiar with Pinterest, it’s an online bulletin board where you can ‘pin’ things that interest you (hence pin + interest = pinterest). It might take a minute to get used to if you’re a new user, but it’s definitely worth it – it’s like having all of the pages you ‘bookmark’ in a neatly categorized location. This is why it’s great for SRS, as we can share with you running tips, inspiration, and gear, as well as couch to 5k, 13.1, and beyond, for those who are looking for that kind of instruction. There are even some witty jokes for runners. I’m excited to share all that I have found with fellow SRS racers!

If you’re already on Pinterest, please follow all of our boards under Sandhills RaceSeries. If not, check our page regularly for all kinds of updates. In example, the latest thing I pinned was from Women’s Running magazine, sharing 5 new products great  for running this Spring. Definitely looking forward to the warmer weather and doing more running outside instead of in the gym on the treadmill!

Also, please remember that the Run for the Ribbons 5k & Family Fun 1k is only a week away! If you haven’t already, register before Sunday to save $5, and mark your calendar for next Saturday, April 6, at 9:00 am. Hope to see you there!

Welcome to the blog!

Sandhills Race Series has recently added a blog! We hope to better publicize race info, result statistics, and upcoming events through this medium. We’ll also be posting about all things running, from local running clubs to trail running to advice on gear. We’re even planning to feature guest bloggers. Our hope is that this blog will be informative, interactive (with your participation!), and fun.

To briefly introduce myself, I’m Amanda, one of the SRS bloggers, and a fairly new Sandhills resident and runner. The first Sandhills race I ran was last year’s Turkey Trot, and I have held true to the series ever since with my (soon-to-be) husband, Adam. I’m excited to have the opportunity to promote all of our upcoming events through this blog, as well as being at the races myself to share in the excitement.

Keep an eye out for posts published before each race full of information about the events. The next race will be the Run for the Ribbons 5k & Family Fun 1k on April 6.

We at Sandhills Race Series look forward to sharing with you and reading your feedback!