Sunday, Sep 3, 2023

Not-A-Sprint Weekend

153 Park Sq

Forest City, NC Dinner, 12 Hour Race, 6 Hour Race, 3 Hour Race, Golf and/or Dinner Only, Golf

This Event Took Place Sun. Sep 3, 2023


Throwing Bones 3rd Annual Not-A-Sprint Weekend! This event will be held August 31st - September 1st, 2024 and will once again offer many opportunities for you to support Throwing Bones!

Throwing Bones is partnering with the family and friends of cancer and community leader, Kirk Wilkerson, to continue his legacy of encouraging others, being physically active, and
promoting cancer education and research.

All funds raised through the 2024 Not-A-Sprint Weekend will be used to encourage those affected by cancer to stay healthy and active through treatment, and to contribute to the Kirk Wilkerson Cancer Memorial with East Rutherford High School Athletics, where Kirk made himself available as a mentor and coach for many athletes.

Not-a-Sprint Endurance Run - Sunday, September 1st

12 hour, 6 hour or 3 hour endurance race!

The race will be a 4.5 mile out and back course beginning at POPS and following the Thermal Belt Rail Trail North to Mill Town Brewing Company in Spindale, and then back to POPS. There will be one aid station at Mill Town Brewing, and one self-serve aid/H2O station in the middle of the course.

There is a measly 95 feet of elevation over the entire course and it is paved the entire way. There will be few road crossings. Volunteers will be on hand to direct runners where necessary, but runners need to be aware of their surroundings at these intersections.

The course is partially to completely shaded on about 35% of the course which should help significantly with September temperatures!

The first runners will leave the Pavilion on Park Square (POPS) at 6am. The first wave will run 12 hours from 6am to 6pm. The second wave will run 6 hours from 6:30am to 12:30am. The third wave will run 3 hours from 7am to 10am.

There will be food, water and electrolytes available at every aid station, and various food choices throughout the day. Runners should also plan on bringing their own supplies to set up near the start/finish. Space will be provided for tables, chairs and tents for runners and their crew. There will be porta potties or public restrooms at miles 0, 4.5, 9, 13.5 and so on.

Half laps will be counted since there will be timing mats at both ends! Throwing Bones is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage cancer patients to stay healthy and active through treatment. Throwing Bones’ programs include the Cancer Active Assessment series, Cancer Active Education, and the Cancer Active Coaching Network.

All funds raised through the 2024 Not-A-Sprint Weekend will be used to encourage those affected by cancers to stay healthy and active through treatment, and to support the Kirk Wilkerson Cancer Heroes memorial contribution to East High School Athletics, where local Forest City cancer hero, Kirk Wilkerson coached the East High School Football team and changed lives.

September 1, 2024

12 Hour: 6AM-6PM
6 Hour: 6:30AM-12:30PM
3 Hour: 7AM-10AM

Please arrive early to ensure a smooth start.

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will be from 4PM-6PM on Saturday, August 31, 2024 at the Race HQ in front of the Pavilion on Park Square in Forest City.

What's Included!




Event's current local time: 5:53 AM ET


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