The Race Series

powered by Junction 311

The Race Series powered by Junction 311

2024 Race Series Rules:

– Participate in 5 races in the series calendar year to be eligible for awards

– Run as many races as you can. We will score all of your races.

– Awards presented to the top 3 male and female overall and age group

– Special invitations to ongoing series socials, gatherings and special events through the year

– End of season celebration for all series qualifiers

– Over $5000 worth of awards and prizes




2024 Race Series Schedule

All the best races in the Triad! Click on any race below to get more info.

Waggin’ Wild 5K – March 2, 2024
Greensboro, NC

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!

Running of the Leprechauns – March 9, 2024

Greensboro, NC  

Do you like to run or walk? Do you love to drink beer and think St Patrick’s Day should be a week-long national holiday? Then we have the event for you! The Running of the Leprechauns in Greensboro, NC. The run starts Oden Brewing and tours the UNCG campus before ending back at Oden Brewing for the soon to be famous Saturday before St. Paddy’s Leprechaun celebration.

PTI Run on the Runway – March 23, 2024
Greensboro, NC

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 20, 2024

The event is a celebration of running and the community. We have partnered with Foothills Brewing to bring you 9th annual Craft Half Marathon, 5K, Kids Dash and community block party! Come celebrate North Carolina with running and craft beer and with the Triad’s premier spring distance race!

Mutt Strut Run & Walk – April 27, 2024

Join us as we celebrate the wellness of companionship at our Mutt Strut Walk & Run on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at Marketplace Mall in Winston-Salem, NC. Help us make this event the biggest dog walk in the triad, grab your running gear, leash up the dogs, and walk/run your 5K or 1 mile with us along the Greenway. The Forsyth Humane Society is committed to changing the future of animal welfare in our community. Join us in our efforts to create conditions that allow for the safe care of animals and the diverse groups of people who love them.

May the Course Be With You – May 4, 2024

Lawndale Baptist Church, Greensboro, NC

May the Course Be With You 5K/10K and Mental Health Mile Run/Walk is a fun, Star Wars-themed race that brings out the fanship in all of us. The race, hosted on Star Wars Day (May the Fourth!) and sponsored by State St. Jewelers, 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.



The Big Run 5K – Saturday, June 8, 2024

Clemmons, NC

At Fleet Feet….WE LOVE TO RUN!  We especially love to run with our friends from Brooks Sports who are helping us bring THE BIG RUN to the Clemmons Community. The beautiful course will weave behind the Village Point area and the pond in Clemmons.  Once you hit the finish line, join our post-race expo featuring celebration cocktails and activities for the kids. A portion of race proceeds will be donated to Mission: Feet First shoe charity.  Mission: Feet First is committed to providing proper fitting shoes to those in need throughout our community.

Freedom Run 10K & 5K – Thursday, July 4, 2024

Greensboro, NC

Kick off your 4th of July weekend 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!

Beat the Heat 5K, July 20, 2024

Winston-Salem, NC

Beat the Heat is one of the most popular races in North Carolina. Join us for this all-inclusive evening race with proceeds going to local non-profits that support health and fitness in the community. This race has been selected multiple times by Endurance Magazine as the best 5K in Triad NC and was featured in Running Journal magazine as the #1 “Under the Radar” race in the South.

Moonlight Madness 5K & Monster Mile* – Friday, September 13, 2024

Winston-Salem NC

The Moonlight Madness 5K & Monster Mile is a great way to end the summer. The timed Monster Mile AND the Two-Headed Monster is back this year at Bailey Park!  The course is an evening event where some of our fastest finishes have been recorded. 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. *DOUBLE POINTS OPPORTUNITY! *

Downtown Greenway Run & Block Party – September 28, 2024
Greensboro, NC

The Downtown Greenway Run & Block Party is a long-standing, family-friendly event that centers around bringing the Greensboro community together for some fun and festivities along the Downtown Greenway! Choose the 1-mile or 5K to run or walk – bring your friends, family, kids, and dogs – and be sure to stay for the block party to follow!


Cannonball Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K* – October 11 & 12, 2024
Greensboro, NC

The Cannonball is one of the longest-running endurance events in North Carolina. It features the “DOUBLE BARREL” challenge with the 5K on Friday evening so you can run the 5K AND either the 10K, half or full on Saturday. Two parties plus extra medals and schwag!


All Mounds Matter – October 20, 2024

Kernersville, NC

The most selfless thing one can do is to give support to another human they have never met, please join two of Kernersville’s small businesses in doing just that. Savage Roasters and Kernersville Brewing will set the stage for a community to come together and raise money to ensure that all breast cancer patients in North Carolina receive medical treatment regardless of their ability to pay. 100% of net proceeds will go to the “Pretty in Pink Foundation”, who share this common goal.

Hit the Brixx 10K/5K* – October 26, 2024
Greensboro, NC

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!


Running of the Turkeys 5K – November 28, 2024
Greensboro, NC

The Running of the Turkeys 5K & Family Fun Run returns an annual tradition to Greensboro’s Country Park! All participants get a cool Turkey Hat! 5K runners get an awesome long sleeve t-shirt. Bring the whole family and the pups. Pet-friendly and both runs have a “Top Dog” award!

The Mistletoe Half Marathon, 5K and Fun Run – December 7, 2024
Winston Salem, NC

A run in the cold can warm the heart. Kick off your holiday season with the YMCA’s 41st annual Mistletoe Half Marathon, 5K and Fun Run presented by Bell, Davis & Pitt Attorneys and Counselors at Law. Whether you are completing your first 5K or an experienced racer, we hope you will kick off your holiday season with the Mistletoe Run at the William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA in downtown Winston-Salem, NC!


Downtown Jingle Jog 5K – December 14, 2024
Greensboro, NC

Twas the Run Before Christmas and all round the town, the Santas were jogging . . . nowhere was a frown! Join us in this new expansion of our Downtown Greensboro holiday celebration. The event is brought to you by Downtown Greensboro Inc (& sponsors) along with Junction 311 Endurance Sports and some of the “locals” behind the Fun Fourth Freedom Run. Tis the season to celebrate!


Jingle Jog 5K – December 21, 2024
Winston-Salem, NC

The Jingle Jog 5K has become a Christmas tradition for runners from Winston-Salem, High Point, Greensboro, and beyond! This dog-friendly race features hot drinks, cold craft beer, a finisher medal that doubles as a Christmas ornament, fun costumes, and a great 5K course. A portion of the proceeds goes to Ruff Love Rescue.

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