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PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon & NHRMC 5K Brings More Than 2,000 Athletes

PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon & NHRMC 5K Brings More Than 2,000 Athletes

WILMINGTON, NC Oct. 20, 2014 – On Saturday, Oct. 25, the seventh annual PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon will bring nearly 2,300 athletes, along with their friends, family and trainers to Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. An additional 300 runners are expected to participate in the inaugural New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s 5K, held in conjunction with the triathlon. An estimated 8,000 spectators will cheer the athletes. The USAT-sanctioned PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon includes a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run, and offers a half iron distance triathlon. The full triathlon will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the half distance begins at 8:30 a.m. with a swim in the channel at the southern tip of Wrightsville […]

Trusted Choice® Independent Agents of North Carolina Align with Make-A-Wish® to sponsor Walk for Wishes across the state

Trusted Choice® Independent Agents of North Carolina Align with Make-A-Wish® to sponsor Walk for Wishes across the state

MORRISVILLE, NC Sept. 24, 2014—The Trusted Choice independent insurance agents of North Carolina are teaming up with both Make-A-Wish chapters in the state to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Through a state-wide sponsorship, Trusted Choice and the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC) will be a key supporter of Walk for Wishes at four community events during October and November. This $15,000 contribution is part of Trusted Choice’s 2014 national commitment of more than $530,000 that helps local chapters throughout the country grant more wishes.   Walk for Wishes is a signature Make-A-Wish program, bringing grassroots fund-raising support to local communities.  The fall schedule in North Carolina kicks off in Wilmington on Sunday, October 12th, […]

Bojangles’ Darlington Marathon Courses Officially Certified

Bojangles’ Darlington Marathon Courses Officially Certified

RACE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS’ DANNY WHITE OFFICIALLY CERTIFIES BOJANGLES’ DARLINGTON MARATHON COURSES Registration taking place at DarlingtonMarathon.com   DARLINGTON, SC August 15, 2014 – The race courses for the Sept. 26-27 Bojangles’ Darlington Marathon Presented by Sam Carbis Solutions Group have been officially certified by Danny White of Race Management Systems. The certification ensures all the distances are exact and allows the competitors to qualify for other signature events such as the 2015 Boston Marathon.   USA Track & Field (USATF) will recognize times from the Darlington Marathon as official finishing times. The USATF/RRTC certification numbers are SC14059DW for the half marathon and SC14060DW for the full marathon. A certification number for the 5K will be available the week of August […]

USO of NC, Jacksonville Boots on the Run 5K

USO of NC, Jacksonville Boots on the Run 5K

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 […]

Freedom Run – June 28th at 8am

Freedom Run – June 28th at 8am

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. […]

RiverDogs to Host 11th Annual “Run, Forrest, Run” 5K Race on April 19

RiverDogs to Host 11th Annual “Run, Forrest, Run” 5K Race on April 19

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 Heart Association Walk Update

Surf City Heart Association Walk Update

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 […]

Heart Walk coming to Surf City North Carolina

Heart Walk coming to Surf City North Carolina

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.” […]

CofC Cougars Cross Country Season Ends At NCAA Regionals

CofC Cougars Cross Country Season Ends At NCAA Regionals

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 […]

Race into the Holidays with the First Annual Eggnog Jog 5K at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Race into the Holidays with the First Annual Eggnog Jog 5K at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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 […]

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