Sat May 21, 2022 Hillsborough, NC 27278 US Directions

In Person

8:00AM EDT
Gold Park
415 Dimmocks Mill Rd
Hillsborough, NC US 27278

Come out and join us on Saturday, May 21st for the inaugural Kevin Dendy 5K starting at Gold Park and running through Hillsborough's beautiful River Walk. 

Captain Kevin Dendy was local to the Hillsborough/North Durham community. He was commissioned into the North Carolina National Guard and served one tour in Kuwait during the initial wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and provided essential medical care to soldiers serving overseas. Kevin had a love for everything outdoors - running, hiking, swimming, and riding his motorcycle. In November 2021, Kevin was a part of the launch of Generation Life Church in Hillsborough. He was excited to serve the church and the community and gave generously with his time and resources. On December 29 of 2021, Kevin tragically lost his life in a motorcycle accident. This event will be held in his honor to raise funds for the future Generation Life Church building. 

The race will start at Gold Park at 8:00am. Parking is available at the park with additional parking in the gravel lot across from Hillsborough BBQ on Nash St. Packet pick up will be race day only and will begin at 7:00am. 

The route: The Run/Walk will start at Gold Park near the playground. Participants will make a loop around Gold Park and continue across the covered bridge to the Riverwalk. They will continue on the Riverwalk crossing under Churton Street past the Farmers Market then turning around to head back to Gold Park to the finish line. 

Dog friendly! Your dog is welcome to join in the race along with Kevin's dog, Barley! Please note that some areas along the route are quite narrow, especially the covered bridge. There is a nice dog park for your pooch meet up with friends afterwards!

All registered participants will receive a custom race t shirt and finisher's medal. Awards will be given to top 3 overall male and female finishers. 






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