Upcoming Race – Reindeer Fun Run | 12k, 5k, Kid’s Egg Nog Jog

Reindeer Fun Run | Since 2007

Santa Claus is coming to Aberdeen on Saturday, December 5.  This annual favorite consists of a 12k, a 5k, and a Kid’s Egg Nog Jog.  All proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Sandhills, Inc.

Race Information

The race kicks off with the 12ks of Christmas at 9:00 am, followed by the 5k at 9:15 am and the Kid’s Egg Nog Jog at 10:30 am.  The 12k winds through downtown Aberdeen and historic Bethesda.  The 5k tours the downtown streets of Aberdeen and the Kid’s Egg Nog Jog features a new out and back course.  This event is family and pet friendly.  Free childcare is available by appointment.

Tips from SR

  • Packet pick-up will be at Page Memorial United Methodist Church in its fellowship hall (104 South Poplar Street, Aberdeen. NC 28315) on Friday, December 4th from 12:00 pm until 8:00 pm and Saturday, December 5 from 7:15 am until 8:45 am
  • Parking will be available in downtown Aberdeen
  • Post race activities will include a McDonald’s Kids Zone and after party entertainment and refreshments

St. Joesph of the Pines Alzheimer’s Color Your World 5k Run/Walk |5k

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Fall is all about changing colors and what better way to celebrate than a color run!  The second annual St. Joseph of the Pines  Alzheimer’s Color Your World Run joins Sandhills Race this fall on Saturday, September 19.  The race begins at 4:30 pm at St. John Paul II Catholic School (2922 Camp Easter Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387).

Race Information

The race benefits the Alzheimer’s Association.  Participants will be offered a white shirt at the race that will be splattered with color throughout the 5k run/walk.  After the race there will be a cookout at Belle Meade Wellness Park beginning at 5:30 pm.  Pets are welcome and strollers are permitted, however, the terrain is varied.

Tips from SR

  • On-line registration is available, registration includes tee-shirt, race packet, race,  and cookout
  • There will be a cookout after the race for participants, the fee for each guest will be $15
  • On-site registration begins at 4:00 pm on Saturday, September 19

Upcoming Race – CARA: Run for their Lives | 10k, 5k

Carolina Animal Rescue LOGO 2013

CARA’s annual race will be held on Saturday, August 29 at the Kiwanis Park in Sanford.  This race benefits  Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption.  The event features a 10k, and a 5k,and is pet friendly.

Race Information

The race begins at Kiwanis Park and winds through the Greenway and historic Sanford.  The 10k race kicks off the event at 8:00 am, followed by the 5k at 8:15 am. Maps of the 10k and 5k are available.  An awards ceremony will be held after the race beginning at 9:30 am.

Tips from SRS

  • Register on-line
  • Packet pick-up will be held on Friday, August 27 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.  (1800 Wicker Street, Sanford, NC 27330)
  • Race day registration is available from 6:30 am until 7:45 am, packet pick-up is available at this time as well

Upcoming Race – 1in 8k | 8k and 1k

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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)

Post Race Results – Mardi Gras Miles | 5k and Kids Run for the Beads

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Mardi Gras Miles returned for another year to kick off the 2015 Spring Series, but this year there was a new course for runners to explore.  The new course was a mix of trail and road winding through the campus of Pope John Paul II Catholic School and St. Joseph of the Pines.  Runners from age six to 76 came out and enjoyed the crisp running weather.

The 5k began at 9:30, the overall winner of the 5k was Justin Seimet of Fayetteville with a time of 19:51, Robyn  Humphrey won the overall female 5k with a time of 20:12.  After the 5k there was a Kids Run for the Beads in which participants ran laps over an allotted time and were awarded a strand of beads for every lap completed.

A full list of results for the Mardi Gras Miles can be found here.

The month of March brings two races to the 2015 Spring Series, the Shamrock ‘N’ Roll on March 14, and the All-American Marathon on March 22nd.  Registration for these races can be found here.

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Upcoming Race – Mardi Gras Miles | 5k and Kids Run for the Beads

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The 2015 Spring Series officially begins on Saturday, February 14 with the Mardi Gras Miles.  This year there will be a new course for participants that passes through St. Joseph of the Pines and the campus of St. John Paul II Catholic School (2922 Camp Easter Road, Southern Pines, NC 28327).  Mardi Gras Miles is a pet friendly event (dogs must be on a leash) and childcare will be available for those who need it during the event.  The course is comprised of both road and trail.

Race Information

The 5k will begin at 9:30 am at St. John Paul II Catholic School (2922 Camp Easter Road, Southern Pines, NC 28327).  Prizes will be awarded to age group winners beginning at 11:00 am.

An annual favorite, the Kids Run for the Beads will feature two heats, a ten minute run for those aged seven and under, and a 15 minute run for those aged eight and above.  A string of beads will be awarded for each lap run during the allotted time.  This event will begin at 10:30 am for the younger runners and at 10:50 am for the older runners.

There will also be prizes given for the best costume and for the best mask.  Prizes will be awarded at 11:00 am.

Mardi Gras Miles benefits the athletic and physical educational programs of St. John Paul II Catholic School.

Tips from SRS

  • On-line registration is available here
  • Childcare will be available for participants, the fee will be $5.00 and childcare will be provided by eighth grade students and parent volunteers, the childcare fee will benefit the eighth grade legacy gift at St. John Paul II Catholic School
  • This event is pet friendly (dogs must be on a leash)
  • Packet Pick-up will take place Friday, March 13 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at St. John Paul II Catholic School, and from 8:00 am until 9:15 am at St. John Paul II Catholic School on race day Saturday, February 14

Bring your beads and show some love at this year’s Mardi Gras Miles!

Post Race Results – Reindeer Fun Run | 12k, 5k, and Kid’s Egg Nog Jog

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With the running of the  Reindeer Fun Run the holiday season has officially begun.   Over 1691 runners met in historic downtown Aberdeen for the 8th Annual Reindeer Fun Fun.

Geoffrey Washburn continued his dominance of the 2014 Fall Series by winning the overall 12k with a chip time of 44:05.  Washburn has also won the 1 in 8k, Autumnfest, and MANNA in Motion.  Tana Kornachuk won the overall female 12k with a chip time of 46:35.  This year the 12k was capped at 450 participants and registrations sold out before the race began.  A complete list of 12k results can be found here.

The 5k race began fifteen minutes after the 12k and John Grimm won with a chip time of 20:12.  Janeth Adler won the female overall 5k with a chip time of 20:20.  A complete list of 5k results can be found here.

The Reindeer Fun Run also featured the Kid’s Egg Nog Jog, a half mile run, and the Chick-Fil-A costume contest, and an appearance by the local train part way through the race.  As runners crossed the finish line they were greeted with snow, bottles of water and after race festivities, which included a Chick-Fil-A Kids Zone and candy cane shaped bagels from Panera.  The predicted rain held off for the majority of the race.  For more information about the Reindeer Fun Run visit the official website.

SRS wraps up its 2014 Fall Series with the Nutcracker a 12 hour endurance run Saturday December 13.

Upcoming Race – Reindeer Fun Run | 12k, 5k, and Egg Nog Jog

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The Reindeer Fun Run is coming soon to Aberdeen.  This annual race benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Sandhills.  The three races take place in historic downtown Aberdeen on Saturday, December 6.

Race Information

This year the 12k is limited to 450 runners, register now to reserve your spot.   The 12k will begin at 9:00 am.   The course runs through historic downtown Aberdeen, the neighborhoods of Bethesda and the Malcolm Blue Farm, a map of the 12k course can be found here.

The 5k will begin at 9:15 am.  Runners in the 5k will run through downtown Aberdeen and the neighborhoods of Bethesda,a map of the 5k course can be found here.

An annual favorite, the Egg Nog Jog is for children nine years old and younger and begins at 10:30 am. The Egg Nog Jog is a half mile jog.    A map of the Egg Nog Jog can be found  here.

All races are stroller and pet friendly.  Each race will have an award for the first pair of antlers to cross the finish line as well as overall and age group winners.  There will also be prizes for the best group costume (2 or more people), best pet costume, and best individual costume.    The post race party includes a Chick-Fil-A Kid Zone, music, and fun.

Tips from SRS

  • On-line registration is available here.  Paper registration is available here.
  • Packet pick up will begin Friday, December 5 at noon and end at 8:00 pm.  Packet pick-up will be held on Saturday, December 6 from 7:15 am until 8:45 am.  You may register at these times as well  (104 South Poplar Street, Aberdeen, NC 28315-Page Memorial Fellowship Hall)
  • On site childcare will be provided by Rugg Rats call 910-695-0014 to reserve a spot
  • A map for parking can be found here

If you want to get an early start on all the Reindeer Fun Run fun come enjoy the Blitzen Bash held Monday, December 1 from 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm at Southern Pines Brewing Company (565 Air Tool Drive Suite E, Southern Pines, NC 28387).  The event will be catered by Sly Fox and all proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Sandhills.  You may register for this event here.

Santa, his elves, and reindeer will see you out on the course Saturday, December 6.  For more information visit here.

 

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

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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.

 

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Upcoming Race – CARA: Run for their Lives | 10k and 5k

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CARA: Run for their Lives, the final race in the SRS Summer Series, will be held Saturday, August 23.  This race helps fund the Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption organization.

Race Information

This event includes a 10k race and a 5k race.  The 10k race begins at 8:00 am at Kiwanis Park in Sanford (1800 Wicker Street, Sanford, NC 27330).  The course begins at the park, runs through historic downtown Sanford, along the greenway and ends back at the park. The route can be found here.  Strollers and dogs are welcome, walkers are not permitted in the 10k.  The 5k begins at 8:15 am at Kiwanis Park, winds through historic downtown Sanford, and ends back at the park, a map can be found here.  Strollers, walkers, and dogs are welcome.

An awards ceremony will be held at 9:30 am.  Prizes and medals will be awarded to overall winners, medals to age group winners, as well as the first dog to cross the finish line.  The post race party will also include music, raffles, a dog wash, park fun for the children,and the opportunity to adopt a pet.

Tips from the SRS

  • On-line registration ends at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, August 20.  Register on-line here.  Paper registration can be found here.  Registration includes a tee shirt for human participants, a bandanna for pet participants, a raffle ticket, and chip timing. Race day registration will be held at Kiwanis Park from 6:30 am until 7:45 am.
  • Packet pick-up will be on Friday, August 22 at Kiwanis Park from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm and on the day of the race, Saturday, August 23, from 6:30 am until 7:45 am.

This race marks the end of the first Summer Series for Sandhills Race Series.  Stay tuned for information about the 2014 Fall Series!