10 Mile Start Time:
7k Start Time: 9:30 AM
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Both the 7K and 10 mile course are comprised of gently rolling single-track trails with beautiful views of the river and natural areas. Both courses will be well marked with at least two aid stations for each race.
The race will be held at the beautiful Little River Regional Park on the border between Durham and Orange Counties. The park offers visitors over 15 miles of single-track trails, comfortable pavilions for picnics and a playground for kids. Proceeds of the race go to the park.
Important: You can help speed up the packet pickup process if you bring your signed waiver with you. Separate waivers for adults and minors are required and are available below:
Generally speaking, be sure to bring something warm to throw on after the race. The Warm Zone, sponsored by Fleet Feet, will feature several tree heaters to keep you toasty before and after the race, as well as hot chocolate and games. We’ll also have post-race coffee, soup, bagels and fruit.
PARKING AND CARPOOLING
Please, please, please carpool to the race site! This is not only about going greener…it’s a practical matter. There is limited parking at Little River, and we have a record number of participants this year. Eighty-five percent of registered runners indicated that they planned to carpool to this event…so please be sure that you do this (and if even more runners carpool, all the better!). We know that carpooling takes extra planning and effort. We’ve set up a Facebook page for the race “like” us on that page, there’s a Discussions tab. Click there for a forum to use to arrange carpooling.
Please remember that this is a “no headphones” event. This rule is intended to provide a safe and enjoyable trail run for all participants. While running with music can be great for training runs, running a trail race while wearing headphones means that you can’t hear those who may want to pass safely. So please respect this rule!
There will be one aid station for the 7k route, and three aid stations for the 10 mile route. All aid stations will have water as well as friendly, enthusiastic volunteers. We encourage you to bring a handheld water bottle for the event. This cuts down on our use of paper cups (and it allows you access to water throughout your run). Aid station volunteers will be more than willing to refill your bottle. If you need medical attention, please ask at any of the aid stations. We’ll have medical personnel at the event, and bikes patrolling the wide trails of the course (and checking in at the aid stations), just in case.
PRIZES AND SPONSORS
Thanks to our title sponsors Fleet Feet Carrboro, New Balance, Open Eye Café and Balanced Physical Therapy/Balanced Movement Studios.
Sponsors improve our event in numerous ways in particular, they provide the prizes that we’ll be giving out. Please keep them in mind when you eat, drink and shop!
As in previous years, prizes will be awarded to the top overall finishers (men’s and women’s) in both races, as well as to the masters’ (over 40) winners. We’ll also have prizes for the first finisher in each age group 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39 etc. In addition to prizes for overall and age group winners, we’ll be awarding some prizes through random drawings. These drawings will be held both before and after the awards ceremony. You must be present to win…another reason to hang out for a bit after the race.
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