Got Grit? 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

General Information

Join us for this great family event. For the past two years Endurance Magazine has select this race as the best ‘kid-friendly’ race in the Triangle. There will be a 5k race with chip-timing on a certified course. Also planned are a One Mile Fun Run/Walk and a Toddler Trot for the little ones. All participants in the One Mile event receive a medal. After the race visit our remarkable refreshment table that will provide water, fruit, cookies, snacks, candy, granola bars and tasty home-made 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. Proceeds from the event go for grit awards, special student recognitions, mini-scholarships and to purchase reading and writing journals for Orange County students. Be sure to register by May 20 to be guaranteed a race t-shirt.

Schedule of events:

June 5:

Runners can register for the race and/or pick up their shirts and bibs anytime from 4-8pm at the entrance to the Riverwalk near the parking deck next to Weaver Street Market in Hillsborough. Look for our table with the large Hillsborough Running Club flag.

June 6: Race day!

6:30-8:00am: On-site registration and packet pick up in the gym at Orange High School.

8:00am: One Mile Fun Run/Walk starts on the track. The course does have one hill and some gravel paths. All finishers receive a medal.

8:45am: The 5K race begins on the side parking lot near the baseball stadium. The race has chip-timing. The course is certified (NC13016DF). The mostly flat course winds through village streets and finishes on the track.

9:45am: The Toddler Trot (ages 5-under) will start on the football field. This race is free. No need to register. No t-shirts. Toddlers will receive a blue ribbon and yellow, plastic “Got Grit?” hard hat.

10am: Award Ceremony in the gym. Must be present to win a prize in the drawing.

5K Awards:

*The top three overall male and female finishers receive a trophy.

*The first place male and female Masters (age 40+) receive a trophy.

*The first place male and female Grandmasters (age 50+) receive a trophy.

*The first place male and female Senior Grandmasters (age 60+) receive a trophy.

NO duplications of awards.

*The top three males/females in the following age groups receive unique medals: 9-under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-over. Note: all 5K runners age 12-under who did not win an age group award will receive a finisher’s medal.

Location: Orange High School, 500 Orange High School Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278. Plenty free parking.

June 06, 2020 Cancelled


1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
June 06, 2020 (Saturday) - 08:00
1 miles
Solo Charity/Fund raising Road
June 06, 2020 (Saturday) - 08:45
5 kilometers
Solo Charity/Fund raising Certified course Road Timed


Jun 06 2020 : Possible light rain until morning, starting again in the evening.
19.6°C - 29.5°C (67.3°F - 85.1°F)

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The information about this race is based on information provided by the organisers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]
Last checked on 2020-07-08


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