HRC FREE Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Morning

As previous years, we will be hosting our FREE Turkey Trot for everyone that wants to come out and burn off some calories before the days festivities get under way. We have had some great turn outs in recent years, even when the weather hasn’t been ideal.

We will meet at Weaver Street Market (which will be closed by the way, so the nearest restrooms will be in Gold Park). Be there in plenty of time for an 8am start (for the 1 mile fun run – chase the Turkey), followed at 8.30am for the 5K run. 5K run will start at Weaver St Parking Deck and run toward Gold Park, take in two loops in and out of Gold Park and returning to the Weaver St. bridge to finish. we will time the run on our HRC clock, and provide a water stop in Gold Park, which you will pass twice.

Route map for the 5K is via link below. 1 Mile is from Weaver St. Market bridge to the Gold Park bridge and back.

5K Route

HRC at the Danville Half Marathon

If you have not considered a Danville, VA run, you should do – small races but very friendly people and beautiful courses. If you think wow, Virginia is a long way to go for a race, please know that from Hillsborough it is about the same distance as travelling to a race in Raleigh. There are several events throughout the year at most distances, some of us took part in the Justice Run (5K/10K) earlier in the year. Visit to keep an eye on race dates for 2018. Tom C / Martin W took part in the Danville Half Marathon last Saturday, along the trails by the river Dan. Great morning for a run too.

Orange County Sportsplex 2nd Annual Fall 5K – October 14th

The 2nd Annual Fall 5K race was this morning at the Orange County Sportsplex in Hillsborough. A cooler morning and a small field. Runners started at the Sportsplex, ran down toward to the Historic Occoneechee Speedway Track, ran one lap of the track before returning to the Sportsplex.

Winning male time was 18:32 Jacob Green and winning female time was 23:57 Shannon Bush

Full results are available via the link below.


HRC Hosts Fleet Feet of Carrboro and Durham for their Saturday Long Run on the River walk

On Saturday 9th, Hillsborough Running Club hosted runners from the Fleet Feet, Carrboro/Durham training programs. It was also the day of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail walk. The weather was perfect. It was awesome to see so many runners and hikers out on the trail between Gold Park and the Occoneechee Speedway Track, and having the Farmers Market in full swing and Weaver Street Market at mid point on the route, it was a perfect morning to be out on the trail.

HRC Runners had great time at the Run for Justice event in Danville, VA

5 members from the HRC ran up in Danville, VA in the Run for Justice 5K or 10K on June 17th.

After heavy rain the day before, some of the paved trail was waterlogged requiring runners to hit the dirt in a few places. All added to the fun, in a nice friendly event, now in its 16th year.

Congratulations to Kyle for winning the 10K, and Martin for coming in first master in the 10K. Also age group awards for Tom, Tom and Philip.

Orange County Public Library 5K and 1 Mile Run – October 3rd

It was a beautiful morning in downtown Hillsborough, isn’t it always, for a run on the Riverwalk. Almost 100 people signed up for either the 5K or the 1 Mile run to kick off the library summer reading program. Fleet Feet were also there with some giveaway prizes for the raffle.

Please use the link below to check out some photos of the event. Photo credit: Old Puma.


First Annual LBD 5k: Lace Up to Bring Lewy Down!

June 10, 2017 9:00 am at WakeMed Soccer Park

Join us as we lace up our running and walking shoes to bring Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) down.  LBD is the second most common form of degenerative dementia, affecting more than 1.4 million individuals in the United States.  Despite this, many people have never heard of the disease.  This race aims to raise awareness and funds for LBDA, Inc. so that its research may one day find a cure and in the future we will never hear of Lewy Body Dementia again!

Those who register by May 29, 2017 are guaranteed a free T-shirt.
Chip timing provided by Bull City Running Co.

For more info or to register, please use the following link:

Event link