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

Upcoming Race – Turkey Trot | Half Marathon, 10k, 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run


Fall is in full swing with the 35th annual Turkey Trot on Saturday, November 21 in Pinehurst. The race begins outside Cannon Park (90 Woods Road, Pinehurst, NC) and winds through historic downtown Pinehurst and the beautiful neighborhoods of St. Andrew’s Drive.

Race Information

The Turkey Trot begins at 8:30 am with the one mile fun run.  The Half Marathon will kick off at 9:00 am, followed by the 10k at 9:15 am, and the 5k at 9:30 am.    The race benefits the Foundation of FirstHealth.  This event is stroller friendly.

Maps are available for the Half Marathon, 10k, 5k , and 1 Mile Fun Run for training purposes.

Tips from SR

  • Packet pick-up will take place at Cannon Park on Friday, November 20 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm and on Saturday, November 21 from 7:00 am until 8:30 am.
  • On-line registration is available

Upcoming Race – Autumnfest | 5k, 1 Mile Fun Run, Kids Foot Races







***If you are registered 5K runner, you will be offered a credit for your race fee for next year or a refund check. Credit is good for one year for race or any other Recreation Department program, activity or athletic: Please email Chris Wiley with your request for a refund or a credit at [email protected] Questions: Chris Wiley at 910- 692-2463. MUST RESPOND BY OCTOBER 16 IMPORTANT: Include your current mailing address with response.***

Fall favorite, Autumnfest, joins Sandhills Race on Saturday, October 3.  The race kicks off a day of activities in downtown Southern Pines.

Race Information

The 5k begins at 9:00 am. The course winds through downtown Southern Pines.  There will also be a 1 mile fun run and kids races for children aged 3-12.  The fun run and children’s races are free to the public.  The 1 mile fun run begins at 10:00 am and the kids foot races begin at 10:30 am.

Tips from SR

  • Register on-line
  • Registration for the kids foot races will be open Saturday, October 3 until 10:00 am
  • Packet pick-up will be held on Friday, October 2 from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm (145 SE Broad Street, Southern Pines, NC 28387) and on Saturday, October 3 from 7:30 am until 8:30 am.

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 – Peachy Feet 5k |5k and Fun Walk


Are you feeling peachy?  Join the SRS for the Peachy Feet 5k in Candor, NC.  This year the 5k will begin at 7:00 pm on Friday, July 17 as the first part of the Candor Peach Festival.

Race Information

The race begins at Fitzgerald Park in Candor (Corner of Railroad Street and Tomilson Street) at 7:00 pm, the fun walk begins at 7:05 pm.  Water stations will be at the 1 and 2 mile mark as well as at the finish line.  This is a stroller friendly 5k, participants are capped at 500 runners.

Tips from SRS

  • On-line registration is available.  Paper registration is available as well.
  • Packet pick-up will begin at 5:30 pm on Friday, July 17th at Fitzgerald Park.
  • This race is family-friendly.

Upcoming Race – 34th Annual Lumbee Homecoming Pembrooke Kiwanis Club 5k and Fun Walk | 5k and Fun Walk


July 4th brings a bonus race to the summer SRS series, the 34th Annual Lumbee Homecoming Pembrooke Kiwanis Club 5k.  The race begins at the Southeastern Fitness Center (923 West Third Street, Pembrooke, NC 28372) at 7:15 am.  The race is held in honor of Dr. Johnny Hunt, Superintendent for the Public Schools of Robeson County.

Race Information

The race features a 5k that begins at 7:15 am and is followed by a 1 mile fun walk.  The fun walk is free to participants.  This event is part of a weekend of homecoming events.  The event schedule can be found here.

Tips from SRS

  • Race day registration is available on July 4th from 5:30 am until 6:45 am.  The fee is 20.00.

Upcoming Race – Pinecrest Patriot 5k |5k and 1 Mile Fun Run

pinecrest patriot 5k

Get the fireworks started early with the Pinecrest Patriot 5k on Saturday, July 4.  The race benefits Boys and Girls Clubs of the Sandhills and the running programs at Pinecrest High School.

Race Information

The 5k kicks off at 7:30 am outside of Pinecrest High School (250 Voit Gilmore Lane, Southern Pines, NC 28387). A map of the 5k course is available.   The 1 Mile Fun run will begin at 8:30 am.

Tips from SRS

  • Packet pick-up will be held Friday, July 3 at Dick’s Sporting Goods (11109 15/501 Suite A, Center Park Shopping Center, Aberdeen, NC 28315) from 11:00 am until 7:00 pm.  Race day packet pick-up will be held Saturday, July 4 at Pinecrest High School from 6:00 am until 7:00 am
  • The 5k begins and ends at Pinecrest High School
  • On-line registration is available; paper registration is available as well

Have a blast at the Pinecrest Patriot 5k on Saturday, July 4!

Upcoming Race – Run for the Buddies | 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run


The last featured race of the 2015 Spring Series will be the Run for the Buddies held on Saturday, May 9 outside of New Century Middle School in Cameron (1577 Union Church Road, Cameron, NC 28326).  This race is part of the Buggy Festival held in downtown Carthage. The Run for the Buddies benefits Communities in Schools Moore County.

Race Information

The 5k race will begin at 8:30 am.  The course is an out and back course down a sloping country road.  A Fun Run will begin the Run for the Buddies at 8:00 am.  Free childcare is available during the race.

Tips from SRS

  • Race day registration will be available on site (1577 Union Church Road, Cameron, NC 28326) beginning at  7:00 am.  On line registration is available.
  • Moore County students receive a $5 discount though paper registration.

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.