Category Archives: Race

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.


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

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

Pace for Peace 5K March 19th Hillsborough

The 1st Annual Pace for Peace 5k Run, which will be held March 19th, 2016 at Orange High School in Hillsborough, NC is a certified 5k road race benefiting Nourish International, an organization dedicated to making a lasting impact on poverty around the globe. All proceeds will go directly to their campaign, particularly a project benefiting a branch of the organization in Ecuador. The race will be put on by the Orange High School Peace Club. You can read more about these organizations in About Our Cause. We hope you can come out and support this great event!

Link to PaceforPeace website


Occoneechee Speedway 5K –

Today saw great weather and a great venue for the inaugural Occoneechee Speedway 5K Race in support of Scout Troop 328.

The course ran around the historic Occoneechee Speedway track and then took in a mixture of paved and single track trail before finishing on the start/finish straight.

There were historic race cars around the grounds and along the start/finish straight revving their engines for the start of the race. Awesome sound, great start to the race.

HRC members had a great time and are looking forward to next year!

Start – Finish Straight
HRC Members and Tent
Finish Straight
Finishing Strong
Finish Line is in Sight


Occoneechee Speedway Relay 25 January 2015

It was a beautiful day for the inaugural running of the Occoneechee Speedway Relay Race, put on by Bull City Running.

Over 50 teams of 2 or 4 runners turned out for the 20 lap (approx. 14 miles). There were 3 teams from HRC (Grove Girls, Sikes Boys, and the Grey Hares).

Occoneechee Speedway is a great location for a race. Don’t forget the 5K run/walk on Saturday 11th April at 10am, details via the Race Links page.











Sikes Boys
Grove Girls
Grey Hares