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Renee Pickard Memorial Kids on the Run 5K

Sat August 10, 2024 Wilkesboro, NC 28697 US Directions

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Renee Pickard Memorial Kids on the Run 5K

$25 8:00AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT Price increases after July 7, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Place

1801 YMCA Blvd.
Wilkesboro, NC US 28697

Description

Please join us for the running of the Renee Pickard Memorial Kids on the Run 5K in Wilkesboro on August 10th, 2024 at 8AM.

Renee, a longtime resident and friend to many inWilkesboro, passed away unexpectedly while competing in the Grand Circle Trailfest, a tough 3-day trail running event that took place in Kanab, Utah in 2021. In memory of Renee's passion and dedication to running, wellness, and coaching youth athletes, we are combining our 15th season of Kids on the Run with our 3rd year of the Renee Pickard Memorial Run.

We have no doubt this combination will honor Renee in spirit, mind, and body.

All proceeds from the Renee Pickard Memorial Kids on the Run 5K will benefit children participating in the Kids on the Run 5K training program held each summer. Registration for this race will not only benefit you in health but fill your cup in spirit witnessing the hard work these youth athletes put in throughout the summer come together as they cross the finish line! 

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IMPORTANT RACE UPDATE

To all Renee Pickard Memorial 4.5 Mile Race Participants

Thank you for registering for the Renee Pickard Memorial 4.5 Mile Run! We have no doubt she will be shining down on us, cheering us on! A few things to keep in mind as race day approaches:

  • Packet Pickup will begin at 6:30AM at Perry Lowe U-Pic (4085 Price Road, Moravian Falls, NC) and wrap up at 7:30AM. Please note this is different from last year's packet pickup location.
  • The race begins at Pore's Knob Community Center.  The address for the Community Center does not pull up in google maps. Please use the following address. This address is the closest neighbor and will take you to the Community Center: 235 Price Road, Moravian Falls, NC
    Parking will be available at Perry Lowe U-Pic. From here, we will shuttle the runners to the start line at the Community Center. The last shuttle will run at 7:40AM. Parking will not be available at the start line this year. Porta Jons will be available at the start and finish line.
  • To ensure safety of runners on the course, please encourage all spectators to utilize Moore Mtn Road to access the finish line.
  • Keep in mind, the race course is not closed to traffic, although this route is not a high traffic area, please be aware of vehicles during the run. We suggest not running with headphones.
  • The Race will finish at Perry Lowe U-Pick Orchards at  4085 Price Road, Moravian Falls, NC.
  • Finish line celebration begins as the first runner crosses the line! All spectators and runners are invited to join the fun!
  • Two water stations will be available at the 1.5 and 3.2 mile mark.
  • 6th and Main will be at the finish line with breakfast, hot chocolate, soup, coffee, and more!
  • Bathrooms will be available at the finish line inside the U-Pick Orchard building as well as Porta Jons.
  • Two Boroughs Pizza has donated adult beverages if you would like to put your newly earned pint glass to use after the race!
  • Please use Moore Mountain Road to exit after the race. This creates less traffic and keeps the route safer for all of our runners. 

This course will be challenging but gorgeous! Take time to breathe in the fresh mountain air, while taking in the beautiful views. A combination we know will honor Renee in spirit, mind, and body. 

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