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August 2017

Rotary Club of Florence Forget Me Not 5K

August 12 @ 8:00 am
Florence Darlington Tech,
1951 Pisgah Road
Florence, SC 29501 United States
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The Rotary Club of Florence's Forget Me Not 5K Color Run to beat Alzheimer's is presented by the Morning News and is a family fun run/walk. The event is located at the Florence-Darlington Technical College campus and begins at 8:00 AM. The cost is $30 for advanced registration and $35 the day of the race. Registration on the day of the race begins at 6:45 AM. T-shirts are only guaranteed for those that register by August 1st. All proceeds benefit the local Alzheimer's Association.
This event is a color run so bring your white shirt and be prepared to become a colorful mess!
Make sure to register by August 1st to guarantee yourself one of the awesome race t-shirts. We are looking forward to seeing you on August 12th!
If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation please click the link below.

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Chicken Strut 2017

August 26 @ 7:30 am
Bethune Elementary School,
302 Norwood St
Bethune, MI 29009 United States
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Race Name
Type: 5k Run/Walk
Date: August 26, 2017
Start Time: 7:30 am
Location: Bethune Elementary School
Address: 302 Norwood Street Bethune, SC 29009
Proceeds: Bethune Elementary School

Course Map: (5K Run-Walk)- Coming Soon

Event special notes-

• Strollers are welcome
• You can listen to music while running
• Pets are not welcome at this event
• There are no are restrictions for this event

Awards and age ggrooups: (Overall Awards are based on Gun Time)

5K Run (or Run/Walk)
One award for each male/female in these groups
- 9 & under -20-29 yrs -50-59 yrs
-10-14 yrs - 30-39 yrs - 60+
- 15-19 yrs - 40-49 yrs

Fees:
5K
• Early Registration Price $25
• Late Registration Price $20 for age 19 & under
• Day of Race Price $30

Packet Pickup Location and time: August 25,6:30 – 7:30pm
Name of location Bethune Elementary School
Street 302 Norwood Street
City, State, Zip Bethune, SC 29009
Time of packet pickup August 26, 6:30-7:15am
(other information to locate the spot)

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Race Director: Melissa Smith, (803) 420-3985

Additional Information:
- Produced by the Bethune Chicken Strut Committee
- Volunteers needed for both the Chicken Strut festival and 5k.

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September 2017

Fox Trot 5k Run/ Walk

September 16 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Kelleytown Stadium,
216 Clyde Road
Hartsville, SC US 29550, SC United States
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Welcome to the 4th Annual Fox Trot 5K sponsored by Hartsville High School. We are so excited about this family-oriented event that kicks off the school year with the Hartsville community.

This race begins and ends at Kelleytown Stadium, where you can partake in post-race festivities.

This event not only sponsors school spirit, but this event encourages good habits and practices for all ages. We hope that you not only get fellowship and family time from this event, but we also hope to get you moving and trotting around the Kelleytown community!

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2017 Wilson High School XC Invite

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wilson High School,
1411 Old Marion Hwy
Florence, SC 29506 United States
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Results: Varsity Boys Overall Varsity Boys Team Varsity Girls Overall Varsity Girls Team Varsity Boys Overall JV Boys Team JV Girls Overall JV Girls Team

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October 2017

Leslie’s Hope 5K Run/Walk to Heal the Mind

October 7 @ 8:30 am
Hartsville YMCA,
111 E Carolina Ave
Hartsville, SC 29550 United States
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Race Day Schedule:
• Packet Pickup: YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee start time: 7:30am pre reg
• Race Start Time (race begins at 8:30am)
• There will be an all day event with the 5K kicking off at 8:30am followed by a craft fair, food vendors, and good music and bands all to support our cause and to celebrate a yearly event FretsFest that has taken place in our town for the last 10 years. There will be activities, face painting, a balloon twister on stilts, and also a song writer competition. This will be a very exciting and fun day. The evening entertainment will take place starting at 8pm with comedy, a comedic hypnotist and more great singers and bands. Please plan to stay and attend it all. The street fair does not require admission fee but evening entertainment has a small donation fee. This will be family fun for all. This is being organized to raise awareness and get funding for treatment for those suffering all forms of mental illness with few if any resources in our community. We must change the stigma and negativism surrounding this disease and be open and receptive to help others and receive help if needed. Leslie’s Hope was named for Leslie Duke that lost her struggle with this disease and committed suicide in January 2016. She was a well-loved and beautiful girl with lots of friends but was a tortured soul inside her own mind. She wanted nothing greater than to help all the others like herself find peace and comfort and a new lease on life. She talked about it often with her family and closest friends.

Leslie’s Hope 5K Run/Walk to Heal the Mind

Type: 5K Run/Walk
Date: October 7, 2017
Start Time: 7:30am pre-registration 8:30am race time
Location: YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee
Address: 111 East Carolina Avenue, Hartsville SC 29550
Proceeds: All proceeds will go to Leslie’s Hope as part of Hartsville Community Org, (a 501(c)(3)).

Course Map: (5K Run-Walk)-
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Shirts:
Shirts will be available for pre -registration participants until September 28, 2017. Not guaranteed the day of after this date but may still be available.

Shirt Sizes:
Adult – S, M, L, XL, XXL
Youth- - S, M, L

Event special notes-
• Strollers are welcome
• You may listen to music during the Run/Walk at your own discretion and liability
• Pets are welcome
• No parking anywhere on Carolina Avenue downtown but lots of parking all around
• No age restrictions but winners have categories

Awards: (Overall Awards are based on Gun Time)

5K Run (or Run/Walk)
• Overall Male / Female (1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place )
• Masters (40+) Male / Female (1st. 2nd,and 3rd Place)
• Age Group Awards for Male / Female (1st , 2nd, and 3rd Place)
• After the top awards the first 100 finishers will receive a participation ribbon

Age Groups:

5K Run
• 5-10 yrs old, 10-20 yrs old, 30-45 yrs old, 45-60 yrs old, 60-75 yrs old, 75----

Fees:
5K
• Early Registration : $25
• Late Registration : $30
• Day of Race: $30
• Children under 10 yrs: $20

Packet Pickup Location and time:
Pick up at YMCA of the Upper Pee Dee
111 East Carolina Avenue
Hartsville, SC 29550
Time of packet pickup: 7:30am
There will be tables set up for pre-registration and late registration

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• Facebook: @Leslieshope4

Race Director: Ginny Edwards
email: ginnyedwards1@hotmail.com or on facebook @Leslieshope4
Additional Information:
Produced by – Ginny Edwards, Bryan McKenzie, Michelle Stanley, Hartsville Community Org, and Carolina Printing and Trophy.

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Breaking Free 5K/ 15K

October 7 @ 9:00 am
Trinity Presbyterian,
1021 S. Ebenezer
Florence, SC 29501 United States
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Race Day Schedule:
• Packet Pickup 7:15-7:45 AM
• Race Start Time 8:00 AM FOR BOTH RACES

Race Name
Type: 5K/15K
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Start Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Trinity Presbyterian Church
Address: 1021 S. Ebenezer Road, Florence, SC 29501
Proceeds: Will go to the domestic violence shelter at the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault

Course Map: (5K Run-Walk)-

Shirts:
Cut off date to guarantee a shirt is September 15, 2017

Shirt Sizes:
Adult small, medium, large, extra large, 2XL
Youth- small, medium, large

Event special notes-

• Are strollers welcome? Yes
• Can people listen to music while running? Yes
• Are pets welcome? No
• Are there parking restrictions that people should know about? No
• Are there any age restrictions for any of the races? No

Awards: (Overall Awards are based on Gun Time)

Overall: Male/Female ( 1 , 2 , 3 )
Masters: Male/Female ( 1 )
40 or over Age Groups: Male/Female and under (1,2,3) Male/Female

Age Groups:
( 12 and under) (1 3 - 1 9 , 20-29, 30-39, 4 0 - 4 9 , 5 0 - 5 9 , 60 and above).

Fees:
5K
• Early Registration Price $25.00
• Late Registration Price $30.00
• Day of Race Price $30.00
15K

• Early Registration Price $35.00
• Late Registration Price $40.00
• Day of Race Price $40.00

Packet Pickup Location and time: All info. Can be picked up day of race.
Trinity Presbyterian Church
1021 S. Ebenezer Rd.
Florence, SC 29501
Time of packet pickup: 7:15-7:45
(other information to locate the spot)

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• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeeDeeCoalition/
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Race Director: Angie Powell, apowell@peedeecoalition.org
• Do you want any of your contact information shown online? Yes, name and email address can be shown online.

Additional Information:
We are in need of volunteers to assist on the route.

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Holly’s Fun Run 5k 2017

October 14 @ 9:00 am
Lake Busbee,
Lake Busbee
Conway, SC United States
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What is Holly's Hope?
Holly Lee Allen was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid
Leukemia on October 1st, 2013 and passed away just 3
short weeks later. Holly was a devoted Christian and used
her talents in her professions as a school nurse and church
pianist. She was very devoted to her family, especially her
husband, Blake, and her precious girls, Rachel Marie (3)
and Rylee (1). Holly was very active in the community and
established a reputation as a giver. When the idea of a
fundraiser for her medical expenses was suggested, she
only agreed if it was made an annual event to help others in
need. Thus, Holly's Hope was founded!
Unfortunately, Holly passed away before the inaugural
event, but it went on just the same as Holly would have
wished. In fact, although the event proceeds were for her
medical expenses, we were still able to help others right
away. This year, 100% of the proceeds will be used for
victims suffering from leukemia or other blood type cancers.
Our main focus is for the funds to remain local in the
community because after-all it is the community that funds
this effort! Not only is this foundation geared toward
providing financial support to those in need, we also want to
use it as a ministry, by letting others know they are not
alone and sharing Jesus' love with them. We hope by
doing this, we can keep Holly's memory alive and preserve
her legacy as a giver. To God be the Glory!

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Canines in Costumes for a Cause 5K/10K Run/Walk 2017

October 14 @ 9:00 am
Country Club of South Carolina,
3525 McDonald Blvd
Florence, 29506 United States
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Walk in honor of your favorite pet. Run in honor of shelter pets that need a second chance.

On the Florence Area Humane Society (FAHS) is hosting their 7th Annual Canines in Costume for a Cause 5/10k Run. This event includes a 5K and 10k race, a one-mile “fun run” for dogs and their owners, a raffle, and other contests. All proceeds will go directly to the Florence Area Humane Society.

This year, the race will be hosted by The Country Club of South Carolina, and held on the beautiful scenic roads in the surrounding neighborhoods. The course will be timed by Simply Timing- using their state of the art equipment.

Registration is from. The 5K and 10k begins at with the one mile pledge walk taking place directly after . Dogs are encouraged to participate in all events. All dogs must be on a leash. The entry fee is 5k-$25, 10k-$30, and the pledge walk- the pledge money. Late registration: 5k-$30, 10k-$35.

All runners will be given a dry wicking t- shirt ( while supplies last). There will be cash prizes to the top male and female winners: 1st place- $50, 2nd and 3rd place- gift certificates. Awards will be given to each age group.

Directly following the race, there will be post race food, raffle prizes- ( each runner will get a complimentary raffle ticket), and a canine costume contest.

If you have any questions about this race, see www.florencehumanesociety.org, or www.simplytiming.com for details as the event draws closer, or contact the race director at liz9358@msn.com

Race Day Schedule:

Packet Pickup- 8:00-8:45
Race Start Time-5/10k-9:00
Stick around for the raffle, food and Canine Costume Contest

Race Name
Type:-5/10k, 1 mile pledge walk
Date: 10/14/17
Start Time: 9:00
Location: The Country Club of South Carolina
Address: 3525 McDonald Blvd. Florence, SC
Proceeds:Florence Area Humane Society

Course Map: (5K Run-Walk)- Coming Soon

Shirts: Dry wicking- while supplies last so make sure you register early

Shirt Sizes:
Adult - S,M,L,XL,2XL, 3XL

Event special notes-

Strollers are strollers welcome
People can listen to music while running
Pets are welcome obviously.
This event does not have any parking restrictions.
There are not age restrictions for this race.

Awards: (Overall Awards are based on Gun Time)
5K Run (or Run/Walk)

Overall Male / Female (How many in each)- 1
Age Group Awards for Male / Female-first place- $50, second and third place- gift certificates

Age Groups:
5K and 10K Run
13 and under, 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 and up.
Fees:
5K
Early Registration Price-$25
Late Registration Price-$30
Day of Race Price-$30
10K

Early Registration Price-$30
Late Registration Price-$35
Day of Race Price-$35

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Facebook: Coming Soon
Race Website www.florencehumanesociety.org
Race Director: Elizabeth Parrish @ Liz9358@msn.com

Additional Information:

Please contact the race director if you can Volunteer they are needed.

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Dr. Ronald E. McNair Memorial 5K Run/Walk 2017

October 21 @ 8:15 am
RONALD E. MCNAIR LIFE HISTORY CENTER,
235 East Main Street
Lake City, SC United States
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The “Twelfth Annual Dr. Ronald E. McNair Memorial 5K Run/Walk and Health Fair Event” is scheduled for October 21st, 2016. Our Honorary Chairperson this year is South Carolina Senator Ronnie Sabb. The Ron McNair Committee is committed to keeping the memory and legacy of Dr. McNair alive through community events, special programs, and the operations of the Dr. Ronald E. McNair Life History Center and Memorial Park. The park and center is destination point for many school trips and family outings. We will also have joining us as partners this year, the Mother Chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club. These ladies and gentlemen will be holding a charity ride for the McNair Center and sharing the history of this legendary group.

General scheduling is as follows:

Registration -- -- -- -- -- -- -- - 7:30 a.m.

Opening Ceremony -- -- -- 8:30 a.m.

Race Begins -- -- -- -- -- -- -- - 8:45 a.m.

Charity Ride begins -- -- -- -- -- -- - 10:00 a.m.

Awards Program -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 10:30 a.m.

Lunch/Cookoff-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 11:30 a.m.

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Chocolate Dew 5K Fun Run (Walkers Welcome)

October 28 @ 7:30 am
Upward Star Center,
9768 Warren H. Abernathy Hwy
Spartanburg, SC 29301 United States
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Race Day Schedule:
• Packet Pickup 6:15am-7am
• Race Start Time 7:30am

Race Name – Chocolate Dew 5K Fun Run (Walkers Welcome)
Type: 5K
Date: October 28, 2017
Start Time: 7:30am
Location: Upward Star Center
Address: 9768 Warren H. Abernathy Hwy., Spartanburg, SC 29301
Proceeds: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff’s Chaplain Benevolence Fund

Course Map: (5K Run-Walk)-

Shirts: Preregister by October 12 to be guaranteed a T-Shirt

Shirt Sizes:
Adult – S, M, L, XL, XXL
Youth- No

Event special notes-

• Strollers are welcome
• You are welcome to listen to music during the run/walk
• Unfortunately pets are NOT welcome at this event
• Parking near the event is plentiful- They have a double layer lot right beside corporate (near the start line), parking beside and behind the distribution center, parking all around the Star Center, and 2 gravel and 1 grass overflow parking lots.
• There are no age restrictions for this event

Awards: (Overall Awards are based on Gun Time)

5K Run (or Run/Walk) Walkers Welcome
• Overall Male / Female (How many in each) 1st Place top male and female finisher
• Masters (40+) Male / Female (How many in each) 1st Place top male and female finisher
• Age Group Awards for Male / Female (How many in each)
1st , 2nd, and 3rd Place for following age groups
14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over

Age Groups:

5K Run
• Age group categories
14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over

Fees:
5K
• Registration Price $25.00 Pre-registration (Registrations received after October 12th cannot guarantee T-Shirt)
• Day of Race Price $30.00 Registration (6am-7am)

Packet Pickup Location and time:
Spartanburg Association of REALTORS
225 North Pine Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
Time of packet pickup Friday, Oct. 27 - 1:00pm-6:00pm

Like, Follow, Share:
• Facebook: @ChocolateDew5K

Race Director:
Jodi Viehman
EMAIL: jodi@spartanburgrealtors.com
Phone: (864) 583-3679

Additional Information:
Please contact the Race Director to volunteer!!

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Midland 5K

October 28 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Aynor Rec Soccer Fields,
1245 Elm St.
Aynor, , South Carolina 29511
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Race Day Schedule:

Packet Pickup: 7:00am-7:55am
Race Start Time: 8:00am
Race Name
Type: 5K
Date: 10/28/17
Start Time: 8:00am
Location: Aynor Soccer Fields across from IGA
Address: on Julius H. Goodson Overpass
Proceeds: JoAnn Singleton Scholarship Fund

Event special notes-

Strollers are Welcome
Feel free to listen to music while running.
Pets are welcome.
There are no age restrictions at this race.
Awards: (Overall Awards are based on Gun Time)

5K Run

Male - Top 3 Male Finishers
Female -Top 3 Female Finishers
Primary Division – Grades CD – 2nd (Top 3 Finishers in this division)
Elementary Division – Grades 3rd - 5th (Top 3 finishers in this division)
1st, 2nd, 3rd place medals given in each division.
Fees:
5K

Early Registration Price: $25
Day of Race Price: $25

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November 2017

2017 Run Like A Nut

November 4 @ 8:00 am
120 E. Elm Street,
120 E. Elm Street
Florence, SC 29506 United States
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Run like a Nut is 3 races, a half marathon, 10k, 5k. The sponsor is South Carolina Education Lottery.

Half Marathon Course is now USATF certified.

CASH Prizes to top 3 male and female finishers in Half Marathon. 1st- $100 2nd- $50 3rd- $25

The courses are very flat and fast as it winds mostly through median divided, established neighborhoods near downtown Florence. The run is part of the Downtown Development Corporation's Annual Pecan Festival http://www.florencedowntown.com/pecan-festival/.

The race kicks off at the Fitness Forum, 2 blocks from downtown, so the participants can use the locker room facilities and walk directly to the festival once the race is concluded. There is no fee for the festival.

Medals to all Half Marathon participants. T-shirts guaranteed to all pre-registered runners and awards to overall male and female and masters as well as top 3 in each age group.

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Williamson Park 5k

November 11 @ 9:00 am
The Square in Darlington,
1 Public Square Darlington
Darlington, SC 29532 United States
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Race Day Schedule:
• Packet Pickup 8:00 am
• Race Start Time 9:00 am

Williamson Park 5k Run/Walk
Type: 5K Run/Walk
Date: September 16, 2017
Start Time: 9:00 am
Location: The Square in Darlington
Address: 1 Public Square Darlington, SC
Proceeds: All funds raised goes to Williamson Park.

Course Map: (5K Run-Walk)-

The course will start at the square and proceed down the historic residential area on Cashua Street toward the park. Participants will run through the park from Cashua Street to Spring Street and then double back through the park to the finish line at the square for refreshments and the awards ceremony.
Shirts:
T-Shirts are reserved for those who pre-register by Sept. 1, 2017 , but not guaranteed, for race day registrants depending on availability

Shirt Sizes:
Adult – S,M,L,XL
Youth- S,M,L

Event special notes-

• Strollers are welcome
• You can listen to music while you run
• Pets are welcome if on a leash
• There are no age restrictions for this race

Awards: (Overall Awards are based on Gun Time)

• Overall Male and Female and
The top three male and female runners in the following:
9 and under, 10-14,15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69,70-75, 76 and over

5K Run
• Age group categories

Fees:
5K
• Early Registration Price $15.00
• Day of Race Price $20.00

Packet Pickup Location and time:
The Square in Darlington
1 Public Square
Darlington SC 29532
Time of packet pickup – 8:00 am

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• Facebook: Williamson Park
• Race Website www.williamsonpark.org

Race Director: Lee Andrews landrews@darcosc.net

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Aynor Turkey Trot

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Aynor High School,
201 Jordanville Rd
Aynor, SC 29511 United States
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This run will be the first annual event being held at Aynor High School. Money raised will go to support the Aynor Cross Country and Track teams. The event will have several opportunities to win gift certificates and prizes. So come out and enjoy a great morning and great scenic race through Aynor.

Race Swag:
All Race Finishers will receive a Pint Glass upon finishing

Beat the Blue Jacket:
Any runner who beats the blue jacket will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card to Whalburgers

Costume Contest:
Come dressed up and show off your Holiday pride
Top two best dressed (determined by a vote) will receive
1st Place: $50 gift card to Whalburgers
2nd Place: $25 gift card to Whalburgers

Race Day Schedule:
Packet Pickup 8:00 am
Race Start Time 9:00 am

Awards: (Overall Awards are based on Gun Time)

Top 3 Overall Male and Female
Top Overall Masters Male and Female (40 and Over)
The top three male and female runners in the following:
9 and under, 10-14,15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ and over
5K Fees:

Early Registration Price $25.00
Day of Race Price $30.00

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GCES Turkey Trot 5k, 10k, and Fun Run 2017

November 18 @ 8:00 am
Greys Creek,
5776 Rockfish Rd
Hope Mills, NC 28348 United States
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Grays Creek Elementary School PTA will be hosting their 4th Anuual Turkey Trot 10K, 5K and 1 mile fun run. The event will be held November 14, 2015. The 10K will begin at 8:00am, 5K will begin at 8:10am with 1 mile to follow. This is a non-profit organization that will use the funds to enrich our school and community. Cash prizes will be given to top finishers in the 10K and 5K. There are also grand prizes for top 3 female and male finishers along with prizes 12 age brackets for both male and female top three finishers. In 2014 we gave out over $2500 in prizes!! Each participant in the 10K/ 5K registered by November 7th, 2015 will receive a finshers medal and an event shirt. 1 mile participants will have the option to run for the low cost of $15 to include an event shirt. Price is $30 for 10K/ $25 for 5K/ $15 for 1 mile.

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