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

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


The 34th annual Turkey Trot will take place on Saturday, November 22 in Pinehurst, NC.  The race will begin and end at Camelot Park (90 Woods Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374).  The Turkey Trot benefits the Foundation of FirstHealth.

Race Information

This annual race begins with the one mile fun run at 8:30 am.  The Half Marathon begins at 9:00 am, followed by the 10k and 5k at 9:30 am. This year there are new courses for the race;  Half-Marathon map, 10k map, 5k map.   The Turkey Trot will also feature a youth challenge, a discounted entry fee for school-aged children.  All finishers in the youth challenge will receive a medal.  The school with the most miles run in the Turkey Trot will get a trophy and a Rita’s Italian Ice party.

Tips from SRS

  • On-line registration ends Thursday, November 20.  Register on-line here.
  • Packet pick up will be Friday, November 21 at Cannon Park in Pinehurst from 5:00-7:00 pm and on Saturday, November 22 at Cannon Park in Pinehurst from 7:00-8:45 am

SRS looks forward to seeing you at the Turkey Trot!



Post Race Results – 1 in 8k Awards Winners

1 in 8k

How did you do in our first 2014 Fall Series race?  Check out the winners by age division:




1 in 8K – September 6, 2014

Overall Male:  Geoffrey Washburn

Overall Female: Berenice Macias


10  & Under Male:

1 – Patrick McDonough

2 – Jack McDonough

3 – Kenan Van Scoyoc


10 & Under Female:

1 – Alexis Waldo

2 – Ashley Robinson


11  – 14 Male:

1 – Ben Verchick

2 – Curt Verchick

3 – Jac Reville


11 – 14 Female:

1 – Natalie Strum

2 – Madison Parks

3 – Jenna Elliott


15 – 19 – Male:

1 – Graham Hawes

2 – Matthew Plourde

3 – Collin Watson


15 – 19 – Female:

1 – Abby Verchick

2 – Morgan Stoner


20 – 29 – Male

1 – Brandon DiBianca

2 – Tyler Riedel

3 – Travis Shute


20 – 29 – Female

1 – Drea Gibson

2 – Bridgett Bachmann

3 – Stephanie Forgione


30 – 39 – Male

1 – John Koskinen

2 – Jeff Kern

3 – Jack Cohen


30 – 39 – Female

1 – Claudia McNalley

2 – Angel Gulley

3 – Adriana Castro


40 – 49 – Male

1 – Jason Borg

2 – Michael Gantt

3 – David Carmichael


40 – 49 – Female

1 – Natasha Avignone

2 – Michelle Montler

3 – Katy Ong


50 – 59 – Male

1 –  Roy Schneiderman

2 – Walthon Maxwell

3 – Dennis Tally


50 – 59 – Female

1 – Carolyn Nicholson

2 – Cassina Hunt

3 – Karin Levesque


60 – 69 – Male

1 – Brian Gaudet

2 – Charley Griggs

3 – Herb Hanson


60 – 69 – Female

1 – Joanna Martello

2 – Mary Flanigan

3 – Patsy Ringler


70 & Over – Male

1 – Bill Dunmire

2 – Roger Coffey


70 & Over – Female

1 – Carole Landoll


Congratulations and we will see you on Saturday, October 4 for Autumnfest!

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




Upcoming Race – Mardi Gras Miles | 5k and Kids Fun Run


It’s finally here, the kick-off race to the Sandhills Race Series 2014 Spring Series!  The fourth annual Mardi Gras Miles will be held Saturday, February 22 at Sandhills Community College (3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374)  Mardi Gras Miles will feature a 5k event that begins at 9:30 am and a Kids Run for the Beads beginning at 10:30 am.  Procceds from this event will benefit the athletic and physical education programs at Pope John Paul II Catholic School in Southern Pines.

Race Information

The 5k trail run will begin at Sandhills Community College, continue around the path of the bayou at Reservoir Park, and finish at the field of Sandhills Community College.  This event is open to all ages.  The Kids Run for the Beads will be a timed run held at Sandhills Community College.  The duration of the run will be 10 minutes for children age seven or younger, and 15 minutes for children age eight or older.  Beads will be awarded for each lap completed during that time.

Prizes will be awarded for best costume and best mask. First place race finishers, male and female, over age 21, will each recieve two tickets to the Pope John Paul II Mardi Gras Gala Event on Saturday, March 1 held at the Fair Barn in Pinehurst (200 Beulah Hill Road S, Pinehurst, NC 28374).

After the race there will be face painting, mask making, and stringing of beads or band bracelets.

Tips from SRS

  • You can register online, online registration closes Friday, February 21 at 2:59 am.  Registration fees for the 5k are $25, Kids Run for the Beads $15.
  • Packet pick-up will be held on Friday, February 21, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Pope John Paul II Catholic School (2922 Camp Easter Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387) and on Saturday, February 22, from 8:00 am to 9:15 am at Sandhills Community College Athletic Fields (3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374)

Come out and show your inner “King Rex” or Mardi Gras Joker.  This will be a feature race for Sandhills Race Series.

Laissez les bon temps roulez!  Let the good times roll!

Post Race – Turkey Trot | Half Marathon, 10k, 5k, 1 Mile Run


The predicted bad weather held off for the 33rd annual Turkey Trot in Pinehurst.  Over 1100 runners participated in the 2013 Turkey Trot benefitting the Foundation of FirstHealth.  The Turkey Trot began with a 1 mile fun run followed by the half marathon.  There were 393 timed finishers in the half marathon that wound through the streets of Pinehurst and around Pinehurst Lake.  The 5k and 10k began together at Cannon Park in Pinehurst with 717 timed participants.

After the race snacks and beverages were given to the runners and there was also a bounce house for children.  Awards were given to Super Gobblers, runners nominated for overcoming challenges, as well as awards for overall fastest in their respective race as well as fastest by age group.

Chad Ware, 29, of Raeford won the overall half marathon for men with a tag time of 1:12 and the overall female winner was Tana Kornachuk, 34, of Whispering Pines with a tag time of 1:24.  Kornachuk is a repeat winner having won fastest overall female in the 2012 half marathon with a time of 1:26.

The winning time for the 10k was 33:53 belonging to Wilson Pearson, 18, of Pinebluff.  Another 18-year-old, Abby Clup of West End, won the overall female 10k with a time of 39:31.  Pearson beat his winning 10k time in 2012 by 2:77.

Winning the overall 5k was repeat winner Matthew Harmondy, 17, of Southern Pines with a tag time of 16:39.  Emily Potter, 34, of Southern Pines won the overall female 5k with a tag time of 18:36.

Overall results and results by age group can be found here.  The Sandhills Race Series looks forward to next year’s Turkey Trot as part of its fall series.  The Reindeer Fun Run will be the last fall series race of 2013.  More information about the Reindeer Fun Run can be found here.


Upcoming Race – Miles for Mira 5k Fun Run & Dog Walk

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The 2013 Miles for Mira 5k Fun Run & Dog Walk will be held on Saturday, October 19 at 9:00 am. The race supports MIRA, whose mission is “to offer eligible blind children in the United States between the ages of 11-17 the opportunity to receive guide dogs free of charge, to provide targeted educational outreach, to promote public awareness, and, as we continue to grow, to offer support services to the adult population of blind people and their families.”

Race Information

This is a Sandhills Race Series Fall bonus event. It will take place at Sandhills Community College, 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374. The course starts and finishes at the SCC Athletic Field and runs around the Southern Pines Reservoir. This will make the terrain mostly trail. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Early packet pickup will be Friday, October 18 from 8:00 am – noon, and 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the Dempsey Student Center at Sandhills Community College. Packets may also be picked up on the day of the event from 7:30 am – 8:45 am. The race will start at 9:00 am, and an awards ceremony will follow at 10:00 am.

Tips from SRS

  • Registration can be found online at active.com, or by downloading this form and mailing to: 112 N. Poplar Street, Aberdeen, NC 28315. You can also register the morning of the race from 8:00 am – 8:30 am.
  • Registration fee is $25. Special rates of $18 are available for military members and their immediate family and for kid’s groups (must sign up as a group). Make checks payable to MIRA Foundation USA.
  • Food and entertainment will be on site at this family friendly event!
  • For additional information or if you have questions, call the MIRA office at 910-944-7757 during their office hours from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Monday to Friday.

Come join us on a crisp fall morning at this dog-friendly event! Bring your family and enjoy supporting MIRA! Check out the event’s website at http://www.mirausa.org/miles-for-mira/.

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 active.com 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 active.com 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.