2020 Race Series Schedule
All the best races in the Triad! The 2020 race lineup is below. Click on any race to get more info.
The Race Directors at Junction311 have worked very hard to accommodate the changes brought on by Covid-19. Some events were required to cancel completely. Some have gone virtual. Others were lucky enough to reschedule for a future date. The calendar below is updated as soon as any adjustments for any race are announced. As a reminder, while all races are part of The Omega Sports Race Series, each race has its own unique Race Director. Specific questions about a particular race should be directed to that event and that event’s Race Director. Please select “Questions” link on event registration site and someone will contact you as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued support during these challenging times and encourage you to keep on running!
Waggin’ Wild 5k – March 7,2020
Waggin’ Wild 5k is a run-walk for people of all ages. Individuals, teams, competitive runners and leisurely strollers all participate in this fundraiser. Vaccinated and well-mannered leashed pets are welcome, family participation is encouraged!
PTI Run on the Runway – March 28, 2020 **CANCELLED**
The PTI Run on the Runway 5K/10k will be held on the airport’s 9,000 foot runway. This certified run will benefit The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, Greensboro Urban Ministry and Open Door Ministries. All are invited to come out to run/walk the runway. The 5K/10k on the runway provides a smooth and flat surface. The entire race course will provide a close up view of the airport and surrounding area from the airfield.
CraftHalf Half Marathon & 5k – April 4, 2020 **CANCELLED**
Before you know it, we will be in April again and that means the return of NC Beer Month. OrthoCarolina, Foothills Brewing and Junction 311 Endurance Sports have partnered to bring you a fun and energetic way to kick off and celebrate NC Beer Month. Don’t miss our annual CraftHalf Half Marathon, 5k, Kid’s Dash and block party!
May the Course be with You 5k – **2020 VIRTUAL EVENT**
Celebrate the spirit of May the 4th virtually and kick it into hyper-drive for the 2nd Annual Star Wars-themed 5K Walk/Run & 1-Mile Fun Run! May the Course Be With You includes a Costume Contest, opportunities for fundraising for our charity beneficiary, and LOTS of prizes! Check out our website for more details! And remember, the Force will be with you. Always.
Old Town Beerun – June 27, 2020 **VIRTUAL EVENT**
The Beerun is a 5 mile race through UNCG’s campus and Greensboro’s historic College Hill Neighborhood. It’s a hilly course by Greensboro standards but its well worth it for the post race after party.
Freedom Run 10k & 5k – July 4, 2020 **VIRTUAL EVENT**
Kick off your 4th of July with the Triad’s longest continuously produced race, the Freedom Run 10k & 5k. Come run in honor and support of Military personnel who protect and defend our freedom. Deck yourself out in a patriotic costume and show off your American spirit!
Carolina Brewsfest Half Marathon, 8 Miler & 5K – July 18, 2020 **2020 VIRTUAL EVENT**
High Point, NC
Carolina Brewsfest is now a virtual event where participant can run the Brewfest courses or any course of your choice! The Brewsfest race routes, tracking and official timing are made available to registered participants through the FREE RaceJoy App from July 16th thru July 25th! All registered runners will receive an invitation to post race award and packet pick up (valid through August 25, 2020).
Country Park 5k – August 1, 2020 **CANCELLED**
Road racing returns to the Triad on August 1st at Country Park, where Greensboro’s running community comes together for running and fun!
Moonlight Madness 5k – September 18, 2020 **VIRTUAL EVENT**
The Moonlight Madness 5k is a great way to end the summer. Come and run and party with us at Bailey Park. The course is fast and flat and we will have some great runners. But this event is also for the less serious running crowd. Grab your friends and dress in your best glow outfit and party like it’s 1999.
Heroes Red & Blue 5k – September 26, 2020 **CANCELLED**
The Heroes Red and Blue 5k is a running celebration to honor all fire fighters, police and public safety heroes. Proceeds from the event will go to the International Association Fire Fighters to support the International Burn Camp, a life-changing opportunity for burn survivors ages 13-15 and the firefighters/camp counselors who work to make a difference in the lives of these young people. The all-expenses paid, week-long camp helps burn survivors understand that they are not alone and that there is a larger support system for them.
Heroes Red and Blue particularly honors the memory of Will Caviness, a Greensboro firefighter who passed away in 2011 while running the Chicago Marathon and raising funds for the International Burn Camp,
Women’s Only 5k Walk & Run – October 3, 2020 **VIRTUAL EVENT**
The Women’s Only 5k Walk & Run raises money to help local women detect breast cancer and receive support during treatment. This event makes a huge difference in our community every year, and helps hundreds of Triad area women get access to lifesaving breast cancer detection that they likely wouldn’t have had otherwise.
Cannonball Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k – October 10, 2020
The Cannonball is one of the longest running endurance events in North Carolina. The addition of the Marathon in 2016 makes it the Triad’s “go to” race. We have seen blazing fast times in previous years for the half, but don’t be fooled the course isn’t a walk in the park. The race is also perfect for the beginner runner because of the gorgeous scenery. The backdrop for the race is Country Park and the beautiful north Greensboro countryside. Country Park, with the Greensboro Science Center next door, is a great place for the family to hang out listen to our live band while you run.
Hit the Brixx 10k/5k – October 24, 2020
Hit the Brixx 10k/5k runs through some great Greensboro neighborhoods with great fall colors. Get your spook on and wear your best Halloween costume! If you really rock your Halloween get-up, you just might be in for a special treat! Be sure to join us after the races for pizza and beer at Brixx Pizza on Westover Terrace! The post race party at Brixx runs from 8:30 am through 11:00 am.
Hit the Brixx is a non-profit event with 100% of the net proceed being donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Heart & Sole 5k – October 31, 2020
High Point, NC
The Heart & Sole 5K Run and Charity Walk was created to raise funds for the sole purpose of assisting patients with the cost of the Heart Strides Program. Since 1985, the Heart Strides Program has been helping patients with cardiac disease. Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation treatment is essential for improving a patient’s quality of life and helps prevent future heart or lung recurrences. Today, the Heart Strides program helps hundreds of patients per year throughout the Triad.
Shea’s Chase 5k – November 7, 2020
We set out to create a movement in our community where mental wellness is just as important as physical wellness by bringing the community together to raise awareness and financial support for mental health in memory of our dear friend, Shea McKenna.
Lunge Forward 5k – November 14, 2020
Participants of all ages will come together for a fun-filled, family-friendly event to make a difference for those impacted by the leading cancer-killer of women and men, lung cancer.
The LUNGe Forward 5K Run, Walk and Rally celebrates both military veterans as well as lung cancer survivors while providing fun for everyone attending, including music, dancing, food, exhibitors, festivities, Natty Greene’s beer and an excellent 5K course through Downtown Greensboro. This will be an amazing morning of celebrating hope, taking action and having fun together, starting in Center City Park.
Zero Prostate 5k – November 21, 2020
The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Greensboro features a 5K run/walk, Kids’ Superhero Dash for Dad, and virtual Snooze for Dudes program. Stick around for the family-friendly post-race celebration. Participants will receive long sleeve tech shirts, free food, and the opportunity to connect with others who are impacted by prostate cancer. All 5K finishers will receive a finisher’s medal as they cross the finish line!
Jingle Jog 5k – December 19, 2020
High Point, NC
Come join us in High Point for a great run and some Christmas fun! There will be costumes, food, hot chocolate, coffee and a special medal that is also an ornament for hanging on your tree.
Help brighten the season and bring a non-perishable food item for Open Door Ministries.
We are DOG friendly! Bring your favorite four-legged friend. If they are dressed for Christmas, they just may win a prize! There will be treats and we will have water bowls at the water stops!