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

Free Orange County Library 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run – June 3rd

June 3, 2017
5K at 8 a.m.
1 Mile Fun Run at 8:30 a.m.
Event starts at the Hillsborough Riverwalk entrance beside parking deck, Nash and Kollock Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278
This event is free and open to all ages.
Please contact Erin Sapienza at (919) 245-2525 or email for more information

Register via

Link to Register Online

If space permits you can register on June 3rd

Got GRIT? 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run – Great family event



There will be limited t-shirts available after May 10th, they will be given on a first come, first served basis.

Great post race baked goods

Award winning kids event

Over 100 awards given, plus free raffle prizes

Only $17 for 19 and under

Check out these stats from the 2016 event. With a toddler trot too, it is not surprising that the 2016 event was recognized as being a great event for kids. Don’t forget that for 19 and under registration is only $17.

2016:    Age range: 4 – 79

2016 5K:    37% under 15 years old

2016 1mile:    66% under 15 years old

For more details and to register use the link below–5k—1-mile-fun-run-walk

New to Running? – HRC are here to help

The Hillsborough Running Club (HRC), known fondly as the Hares, invites new runners and those looking to start running again to join our 2017 New Runners Program starting on Wednesday, March 15, at 6:00 pm in front of Mystery Brewing in Hillsborough. We’ll match runners with others who run a similar pace and provide all the support you need to get going. Start running with us on March 15 in time to train for the Got Grit 5 K on May 20, 2017. HRC runs together on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Don’t worry if you miss the start on March 15th, we are sure to be able to fit you in to our program.

email for more info or to be kept in the loop.

8th Annual Got GRIT? 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run – May 20th OHS

Join us for this great family event. Endurance Magazine selected this race as first runner-up “best kid-friendly race” in the Triangle in 2016. There will be a 5k race with chip timing on a certified course. Also planned is a one mile Fun Run/Walk and a Toddler Trot for the little runners. All participants in the one mile event receive medals. After the race visit the ‘best post race’ refreshment table in area. We’ll have fruit, cookies, snacks and fantastic baked goods! After the award ceremony there will be a drawing for prizes. Child care will be provided while parents run the 5k. The race will be held rain or shine. No refunds. Profits from this event go toward GRIT awards, special recognitions, and small scholarships for Orange County students.

19 and under entry is only $17 – best rate around for a certified chip timed 5K event.

Endurance Magazines ‘Best of in the Triangle’, Runner up in Best Kids Event category 2016

Register and more information – use link below