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

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