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Run for the River

10th Anniversary of the Run for the River!

Run for the River 2007 8 Kilometer,
5 Kilometer &
1 Mile Fun Run

March 28, 2015

Starting Point

Race operations near Kinston-Lenoir Farmers Market @ 100 N. Herritage Street
• The 1 Mile Fun Run will begin and end on a designated Herritage Street Route.
• The 5K and 8K races will begin and end on designated locations near the Farmers Market on Herritage Street.
• Finish line services will be conducted by Young and Associates of Raleigh, NC


The awards ceremony will begin immediately after results are tabulated. Cash awards will be made to the top male and female winners in both the 8K and 5K races.

8K: 1st place $500; 2nd place $300; 3rd place $150. Note: If the 1st place male and female 8K runners break previous course records in their respective categories, they will receive an additional $100!

5K: 1st place $200; 2nd place $100; 3rd place $50.

Lenoir County Runners: The top three male and female finishers in the 8K and 5K races from Lenoir County will each receive a $50 award courtesy of the WHITE&ALLEN.

The top two male and female runners in each age category will also receive medals. No duplication of awards.

1 mile run: Each finisher in the 1 Mile Fun Run will receive a medal.

8K & 5K Age Brackets: 15 & under, 16-19; 20-29; 30-39;
40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+

Races/Courses: The 8K & 5K courses are semi-loop, fast, mostly flat asphalt courses through commercial and residential areas of Kinston. The courses are USAT&F certified. 8K and 5K runners will take their places at 8:45am. Splits will be called at each mile interval. Refreshment centers will be located at strategic points along the route.

The 1 mile course is an out-and-back flat asphalt course. The runners will take position at 8:30 am. Security, safety and medical services will be provided. Maps of the race courses on back of this brochure.

Pre-race: A “welcome to the races” party for runners, volunteers and sponsors will be held at 6:00 pm Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Community Council for the Arts, 400 N. Queen Street. Registration and race day packets will be available.

Information: Contact Kinston-Lenoir Parks & Recreation: 252-939-3336.

The Race Course

More Information: Contact Adrian King, Pride of Kinston, (252) 522-8003.

Race Director: Kinston/Lenoir County Parks & Recreation Department. Office: 252-939-3336.

Click here for 2014 Results!


Pride of Kinston


Register Online Now!

Registration will be available at the Runner's Welcome Party Friday night at the Community Council for the Arts, and you can sign up on site in the morning from 7:00am to 8:30am at the Lenoir Co. Farmers Market. Have fun!

Online registration is also available via

Download the 2015 Brochure

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2015's Race Sponsored by...

In Cooperation with Kinston-Lenoir County Parks & Recreation

Run for the River

the little bank

Kinston Public Safety

Kinston-Lenoir County Parks & Recreation


Good Health Sponsors

Lenox China

Fleet of Foot Sponsors

Discovery Insurance
Discovery Insurance

CDS Networks & Services
CDS - Networks & Services

Harvey & Associates Family Denistry

Pat on the Back Sponsors

Dr. & Ms. Michel Haddad


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