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New Sarum 41st Annual Winter Flight 8K & 5K

Sun February 4, 2024 Salisbury, NC 28144 US Directions RaceJoy Ready


Corner of Yost Street and Summit Avenue
Salisbury, NC US 28144


Sunday, February 4, 2023 - at Catawba College Gymnasium, Salisbury, NC. The Gymnasium is on the corner of Summit & Yost.

12:00 pm - 1:45 pm - Registration and packet pickup at the Catawba gymnasium  

1:30 pm - 1/2 Mile Fun Run (please register/check-in no later than 1:20 pm in the Catawba gymnasium)
1:58 pm - Wheelchair / Ainsley's Angels
2:00 pm - 5K - Run/Walk (See Course & Elevation Maps posted in menu)
2:00 pm - 8K Run - open to all runners and will also serve as the RRCA 8K NC State Championship (Course & Elevation Maps posted in menu)

PASTA DINNER - Saturday evening, February 3, at 6:00 p.m. Pasta, bread, desserts and drink will be available at City Park Recreation Center, 316 Lake Drive, Salisbury, NC  28145.  The dinner is free for Salisbury Rowan Runners' members.  Member’s family = $5.  Community friends = $10.  SRR memberships will be available on site.  Non-race participants welcomed!  RSVP to David Freeze at or 704-310-6741.  Make sure to check out the details posted in the menu about Guest Speaker and Official Winter Flight Race Starter Dr. David Horton!

EARLY CHECK-IN - Along with Salisbury Rowan Runners’ annual meeting festivities, late registration and early check-in / packet pickup will be available Saturday night at City Park (316 Lake Drive, Salisbury, NC  28145).  Come get your shirt early! 

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER (for pasta dinner) & OFFICIAL RACE STARTER:  See menu for details and movie trailer about special guest and running / biking extraordinaire Dr. David Horton! 

RACE PARKING:  Please see the posted map in the menu for race-day parking.  This map is used for Catawba football games.  Please park in any lot marked in white for “game day” parking.  


In case of inclement weather on race day, visit our website for information about delays, postponement, etc. -

RACE COURSE 8K USATF (open to all runners and will also serve as the 2024 RRCA 8K NC State Championship)
Certified Course starts near the Catawba College gym and ends in Catawba’s Shuford Stadium. Please see 8K map posted in menu.  State Champions will be the overall winners, masters, grand masters and senior grand masters winners, male and female. Winners do not have to live in NC to be the State Champion.  The State Championship applies to the 8K race only (not the 5K).

8K STATE RECORDS:  Anyone who is attempting a state record in the 8K must email David Freeze ( their intention to do so. Chip timing is not allowed for a NC state record, but we will have a crew manually timing those who notify us prior to the race and check in with David Freeze on race day at Catawba. If you do not check in with David, your time may qualify, but cannot be processed through the state records. David’s number is 704-310-6741 if you have questions. 

LIVE RACE RESULTS (5K & 8K):  Live results will be available at: (Link to be announced close to event date).  8K & 5K race results will be updated at this link once every five minutes throughout the duration of the races.  Full results will be transferred to RunSignUp at the conclusion of the event. 

5K & 8K races will use chip timing.  All participants will be able to get their finishing time immediately and will also have access to a personalized finish video, both linked to their bib number.

Great looking Long-Sleeve,hoodie shirt for all 8K and 5K participants (photo posted in menu!). 

Top 3 Overall Male & Female Runners
Top Male & Female Masters, Grandmasters, & Senior Grandmasters Runners
3 Deep Age Group Awards, Male & Female

Top Overall Male & Female Runners
3 Deep Age Group Awards, Male & Female

Top 3 Overall, Ages 12 and Under
Medals to all other Fun Run Finishers Ages 12 and Under

Overall Winners not eligible for Age Group Awards.
Awards will not be mailed. Please make arrangements to pick up.

14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & over

14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over

HANS KOELEMAN - 23:35 (1988)
JOAN NESBIT - 26:48 (1992)
$100 to First Male & Female Finisher
$25 to First Male & Female at One Mile Mark (must finish race)
$25 to First Male & Female Rowan County Finisher

Please remember that all walkers should be registered in the 5K. No walkers are allowed in the 8K due to a strict time limit of 90 minutes. We must stay on time for road openings, fire department release and timely awards ceremonies. Thank you for your cooperation. 



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.

The 2023 Winter Flight race earned $13,472 for these families and individuals, and it is our goal to exceed that amount this year!!

For more information about Rowan Helping Ministries, please visit

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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the New Sarum 41st Annual Winter Flight 8K & 5K.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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