Two teachers from Northern Ohio create an image as a tribute to the Firefighters, Police Officers, First Responders, and Military who have fought, lost their lives, and continue to fight for freedom. The image now hangs in the 9/11 Memorial and serves as the logo for the local USO of NC Jacksonville Center’s Boots on the Run 5K. JACKSONVILLE, NC June 26, 2014 – Last year the USO of NC Jacksonville Center hosted its inaugural Boots on the Run 5K with a logo that pays tribute to our fire fighters, first responders, police and military. Thirteen years after its creation, that same logo now hangs in the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City. Two teachers from Northern Ohio […]
Running including track & field, triathlons and more
The 36th NC 4th of July Freedom Run SOUTHPORT, NC June 10, 2014 – The NC 4th of July Festival will hold the 36th Annual Freedom Run on Saturday, June 28th at 8am, starting and finishing at the Southport Waterfront. The Festival is excited to announce that the run will include color gauntlets again this year, as well as a red and blue color outburst just before the run during the Opening Ceremony. Participants of the Freedom Run who wish to participate in the Color Outburst will gather in a designated area in Waterfront Park before 7:45am and be given a bag of red or blue non-toxic powdered paint. They are encouraged to wear white shirts and must wear sunglasses. […]
Race Benefits MUSC’s Storm Eye Institute CHARLESTON, SC Feb. 28, 2014 – Fans of the Charleston RiverDogs may not be able to run forever like Forrest Gump, but they can lace up their running shoes and head to Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park for the 11th Annual “Run Forrest Run” 5K Race presented by Fleet Feet Sports on Saturday, April 19 at 4 pm before the RiverDogs game against the Rome Braves. The course is TAC certified and features split times at each mile marker with chip timing for quick and accurate results. Proceeds from the rain-or-shine event benefit the MUSC Storm Eye Institute. “This race is fun for all ages and caters to every type of participant,” said RiverDogs […]
SURF CITY, NC Feb. 3, 2014 – Registrations continue to roll in for the Saturday, February 15th “5K Walk to Beat Heart Disease” hosted by Surf City Parks & Recreation and Eldercare. The $20 registration fee includes a shirt for this untimed event and proceeds go to American Heart Association. So far a healthy number of sponsors have hopped aboard: They include: Batson’s Galley, East Coast Sports, Eldercare Convalescent Service, Faith Harbor United Methodist Church, Gallighers, Herrings Outdoor Sports, Lowes Foods, Mayor Zander Guy, Pender County Health Department, Playerspace and ThreadFX. The event is also designed to increase awareness about the fact that cardiovascular disease remains the #1 killer of all Americans. “Support for this event is growing,” says Surf […]
SURF CITY, NC January 14, 2014 – Saturday, February 15 will be the day for healthy hearts as Surf City Parks & Recreation, in conjunction with Eldercare, hosts the “2014 5K Walk to Beat Heart Disease”. The $20 fee for advance registration includes a shirt for this untimed event and proceeds will go to American Heart Association. The event is also designed to increase awareness about the fact that cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of all Americans. “We are totally thrilled to be associated with this event,” says Surf City Parks & Recreation Director Kristie Grubb. “We are already actively involved with a wide variety of fitness and wellness programs – so come and help us beat heart disease.” […]
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA November 15, 2013 – The College of Charleston men’s and women’s cross country teams saw their season come to a close on Friday, after the Cougars gave their best in a quality performance at the NCAA Southeastern Regionals, hosted by the University of Virginia. “I think we did well on a very challenging course today,” said head coach Amy Seago. “We had some individuals who were able to finish their season on a high note and we even had a couple of PR’s today – which was great.” On the men’s side, the Cougars were led by Mackenzie Johnston (Hilton Head, S.C.), who finished the day 86th out of 239 competitors with a time of 31:07.1. Just behind […]
CHARLOTTE, NC November 10, 2013 – Local runners should break out the elf hats, dust off the Santa suits and get ready to jingle all the way through the Eggnog Jog 5K on Nov. 22. The 3.1-mile course for the most festive holiday fun run in the area will wind through more than 800 light displays containing 3 million lights set up for the fourth year of Speedway Christmas. The drive-through light show will be transformed into a unique runner’s paradise on opening night. Runners are encouraged to dress in their most festive attire and join the fun as Charlotte Motor Speedway kicks off the holiday season and Speedway Christmas, which will begin on Saturday, Nov. 23. “Charlotte Motor Speedway […]
Wrightsville Beach, NC September 10, 2013 – Thousands of triathletes from 43 states and 7 nations will enter the water in Wrightsville Beach to compete in the upcoming Wilmington YMCA Triathlon on September 21 and the PPD Beach2Battleship Full and Half Iron Distance Triathlon on October 26. These events will showcase over 3,200 triathletes from Brazil, Canada, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and almost every U.S. state. Triathlete Magazine has named October’s Beach2Battleship one of the Top 5 iron distance triathlons in the world. The fall triathlon season on the Carolina coast begins at Blockade Runner Beach Resort on Saturday, September 21 with the 16-mile Wilmington YMCA Triathlon. This U.S.A. Triathlon-sanctioned sprint distance event is the biggest race […]
Raleigh, NC, August 7, 2013 - First Annual 811 Run at E. Carroll Joyner Park for 13.05k or 8.11m at 701 Harris Rd, Wake Forest, NC 27587. The run will focus on 811 – Call Before You Dig, and the importance of practicing safe digging and learn how to help protect all underground facilities whether you are an excavator or homeowner! Help us educate everyone to call 811 before digging by joining us on August 11, 2013, starting at 8:11am!
Southport, NC April 17, 2013 – The Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its Oak Island Lighthouse 5k, 10k & ½ Marathon this Saturday, April 20th at the NC Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell. ½ marathon begins at 8am, 10k at 8:10am and 5k @ 8:30am. We invite you out to cover the event. We have 600 runners signed up so far. We also learned today that Southport has been nominated for The Ultimate Fishing Town. It needs votes to win! If Southport wins the City would receive $25,000. http://www.worldfishingnetwork.com/uft/vote-view.php?town=southport&type=search Any assistance in getting the word out about this would be appreciated.