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

Sat May 25, 2024 Salisbury, NC 28144 US Directions
In support of Relay for Life / American Cancer Society


5K Run / Walk

8:30AM EDT

Fun Run

9:15AM EDT


1625 West Park Road
Salisbury, NC US 28144


23rd Annual Bare Bones 5K & Fun Run at Knox Middle School Demolition Site - Presented by Cathy Griffin, Century 21 Towne & 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.

Course - see map below. 

Dry Fit T-shirts to all runners and walkers! 

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:  7:30 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.  Check-in will be in the Horizons Unlimited parking lot.

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

Race Director Reclaiming his race directorship this year is Wayne Crowder, Elvis look-a-like and one of the best runners ever in North Carolina. Look for him near the finish line! And get your Cosmic Brownie there too!

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.

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All proceeds from the Bare Bones Cosmic 5k and Brownie Fun Run will benefit Relay for Life.  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 attack cancer. It's an opportunity for us to remember loved ones lost and honor survivors of all cancers.  Through funds donated, time given, or awareness raised, our communities are teaming up to make a difference.  When we rally together in the fight against cancer, we can accomplish anything.

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

Shoes donated at the event will be given to Rowan Helping Ministries.  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


Start on the parking lot side of the former Knox Middle School (school has been demolished) near Horizons Unlimited.  Exit the parking lot and turn left onto W. Park Road. Continue in front of Knox Middle School then 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 back to the start/finish line.

The fun run will be 1/2 mile.

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