Bare Bones Cosmic 5K, Brownie Fun Run, & Virtual 5k Presented by Cathy Griffin, Century 21 Towne and Country

Sat May 1, 2021 Salisbury, NC 28144 US Directions
In support of Relay for Life / American Cancer Society and Rowan Helping Ministries
Knox Middle School
1625 West Park Road
Salisbury, NC US 28144

20th Annual Bare Bones 5K & Fun Run at Knox Middle School - Presented by Cathy Griffin, Century 21 Towne and Country
Since the first Bare Bones race, the Salisbury Rowan Runners have tried to give back a quality race to the surrounding running community.  We work hard to hold the entry fee down, yet still provide a quality experience on race day. We appreciate all runners and walkers who attend our various race events during the year.  Thank you!!!  Bare Bones will be held in conjunction with Salisbury Parks & Recreation.

All safety measures, mitigation and social distancing requirements pursuant to the race date will be in effect before, during and after the race.

Virtual 5K option - For those of you who can’t join us or just want to sleep in, just do your virtual Bare Bones 5K by registering on or before May 1st and complete it at your convenience before midnight on May 8th. Then email a picture of your watch or phone with the time and distance to or text to 704-310-6741. Those who complete the virtual 5K will receive a Bare Bones 5K shirt.  This shirt can be mailed to you for an add-on of $5 to cover shipping.  Otherwise, shirts may be picked up on race morning or at a local location to be announced.  Virtual runners will not be eligible for awards. 

Dry Fit T-shirts to all runners and walkers (including those who complete and turn in a time for the virtual 5k)! 

Bathrooms and showers will be available. 

Awards (In-person participants only)
Top 3 Overall Male & Female as well as top 3 in each age group Male & Female:  10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65 & Over

Fun run - Top 3 Overall

Got several pairs of old running shoes (or any kind of shoes) just sitting in your closet? Well, bring them to us on race day, and we will give them a new life. We will find them a new home by donating them to Rowan County's needy through Rowan Helping Ministries. It will help them and give you a cleaner closet too!

Finish Line Video - All runners and walkers will have an individual finish line video available online after the race.

Race-Day Registration ($30-5k & $10-Fun Run) & Check-In / Packet Pick Up:  7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Brownies - Each 5k and fun run participant will be rewarded with a free COSMIC BROWNIE !!!

Race Director Wayne Crowder, one of the best runners ever in North Carolina, will serve as race director in abstention. Wayne has designated a worthy, dependable and inspiring person, Karen Leonard, to fill all of his duties which may or may not be limited to passing out one cosmic brownie to each finisher. 

All proceeds benefit Relay for Life, a community based fundraising event of the American Cancer Society and donated shoes will be given to Rowan Helping Ministriesa not-for-profit volunteer-based corporation which operates human service programs to assist the economically disadvantaged.

For more information, please contact David Freeze at or 704-310-6741.

Timing and scoring for the 5K will be provided by Salisbury Rowan Runners.


Start on W. Park Road in front of Knox Middle School, turn right at Hickory Drive, left on E. Park Road, right on W. Park Road, enter Greenway, along the Greenway to Prescott Drive, turn left on Prescott, turn right on Knollwood, turn left on Courtland Drive, turn left on Wake, turn right back onto Prescott. Proceed to end of Prescott, turn around at cul-de-sac and proceed back straight on Prescott and turn right on the Greenway by following the reverse route until you get to Knox. At Knox, turn right at the tennis courts and proceed up and around the track to the right. The race finishes on the track.

The fun run will be two laps around the track.

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All proceeds from the Bare Bones Cosmic 5k and Brownie Fun Run will be split between Relay for Life and Rowan Helping Ministries.  Please consider making an additional donation or make a donation if you are unable to race! 

Relay For Life is the ultimate team fundraiser for the American Cancer Society that brings communities together to fight cancer. It's an opportunity for us to remember loved ones lost and honor survivors of all cancers.

Traditionally, Relay events last anywhere from six to 24 hours with teams of survivors, caregivers and supporters taking turns walking around a track or designated path. But today, communities are giving events their own unique spin. Events can range from a block party atmosphere to more of a local pep rally, complete with fun games and activities, food, music and more! But every Relay For Life event shares the same goal — to take down our biggest rival, cancer.

For more information, please visit

Rowan Helping Ministries - Mission Statement:  The mission of Rowan Helping Ministries is to serve, through cooperative community action, our neighbors in Rowan County who are in crisis, by providing essential life needs
and educating and empowering them to break the cycle of crisis.

For more information about Rowan Helping Ministries, please visit


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