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

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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

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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 – Dia De Los Muertos 24 Hour Endurance Run

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For runners looking for a challenge look no further than the Dia De Los Muertos 24 Hour Endurance Run.  This event will be held on Saturday, October 24 beginning at 1 pm.  The course is a .59 mile loop course around the baseball fields in Lillington (405 S. 1st Street, Lillington, NC).  This race benefits the Buddy Back pack program of Harnett County.

Race Information

The race is a looped course and runners are encourage to run for as long as they are able.  There will be aid and water stations throughout the event.

Tips from SR

Post Race Results – 1in 8k |8k and 1k

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

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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 – Peachy Feet 5k |5k and Fun Walk

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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

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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

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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 – Dusk to Dawn |50 miler

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In just under one week the Dusk to Dawn 50 miler will be a part of the Adventure Series for SRS.  The race will be held on Saturday, June 27 beginning at 7:00 pm.  The event concludes at 8:00 am on Sunday, June 28.

Race Information

The Dusk to Dawn 50 miler will begin at the intersection of East Connecticut Avenue and Fort Bragg Road in Southern Pines.  There will be rotating aid stations throughout the course.  Runners are required to have head lamps and wear reflective materials, there will be no lights on the course.  The course will be run on asphalt.  Participants must have a hydration device as well.

In order to participate, runners must have completed a 50k in the past six months, or a 50 miler in the past year.

Tips from SRS

  • Registration can be found here
  • All runners must have head lamps and wear reflective gear
  • Aid stations will rotate along the course every five miles

This event is part of the Adventure Series for the Sandhills Race Series

 

Upcoming Race – Moore County Chapter 83 DAV Run | 5k

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The SRS kicks off its Summer Series with a bonus race, the DAV Run, a 5k that begins outside of the Veteran’s Memorial in Carthage.  The race will be held on Saturday, June 6.  The 5k run kicks off at 8:00 am.  The race benefits the Moore County Chapter DAV.

Tips from SRS

  • Packet pick-up will be held Friday, June 5th at FirstHealth (170 Memorial Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374) from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and on Saturday, June 6th at the registration booth outside of the Veteran’s Memorial (707 Pinehurst Ave, Carthage, NC 283287) at 7:00 am.
  • Registration form
  • On-line registration

Kick off the Summer with SRS!