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Experience one of the oldest road runs in North Carolina. Except for the 2020 year due to the pandemic, the event
has been held annually since 1979. Come be part of a running event with a long tradition and enjoy a run or
walk on a USATF certified course primarily along streets lined with azaleas and dogwoods. Despite the safety
limitations regarding the close gathering of large groups, participants can enjoy the new and revitalized area
formerly the Cornerstone Commons, now called The Hub as well as the further extensions of the Streetscape
improvements to Center Street. Our volunteers will observe safety precautions as necessary to facilitate another
The Run for a Child – 44th Annual Greater Goldsboro Road Run is facilitated by the Sunrise Kiwanis of
Goldsboro. The event is a fundraiser to help support our purpose of assisting the children and youth of our
community. The funds generated from event sponsorships and participants go toward financial support for over
20 local organizations that assist the needy children and youth of Wayne County.
Our 10K run, 5K Run/Walk, and 1-mile Fun Run routes are downtown again this year. The starting locations
for all events will be near The Hub located at the Southeast intersection of Center and Chestnut Streets
downtown in Goldsboro NC with all starting times beginning at 9:00 AM.
Registration and Pre-Registration: The Hub, 200 S. Center St., Southeast corner of S. Center Street and W.
Chestnut Street downtown Goldsboro.
This year we welcome Mr. Wuf, mascot for the North Carolina State Wolfpack, to our event.
5K Walk, 5K Run, 10K Run
$25.00 pre-registration, $35.00 - race day registration.
1 Mile Fun Run
$15.00 pre-registration/$12.00 each for 2 or more members of same immediate family.
Deadline for on-line pre-registration is 11:00 PM, Wed., April 19, 2023. On-line registration will re-open on
race day at 12:01 AM. Hard copy pre-registration ends at 5:00 PM, Thursday, April 20, 2023.
Race day pre-registration pickup begins at 7:00 AM.
Corporate Series/Team Competition
Teams will consist of 3 to 5 members with the first 3 finishers on each team counting in the scoring. All team
members must first register as an individual and then register as a team. Team registration will begin race day
at 7:30 AM. First place in each team category will receive a trophy. Corporate Team categories are:
MASTERS (age 40 and over), female, and open. Non-Corporate Team categories are male and female. School
teams are male and female.
5K WALK/RUN & 10K RUN 1-MILE FUN RUN
under 15 40-44 70-74 open to all ages
15-19 45-49 75 and over
5K and 10K Runs – Male and Female
First Place – Trophy
Second Place – Silver Medallion
Third Place – Bronze Medallion
First Three Places in each age group – Medallion
1 Mile Fun Run
Medal for each participant
TIMING: Electronic bib timing by Run the East LLC. All pre-registered entrants can pick up registration
packs at check-in the morning of the run.
Race t-shirts are provided to all participants that pre-register.
Shirt sizes are available in Youth Small, Medium, and Large and Adult Small, Medium, Large, and XL.
Notes: Participant registration packs can also be picked up from 5:30 – 6:00 PM on Friday, April 21st at the
downtown Goldsboro Fire Department – garage entrance that faces out to The Hub. Please let us know if you
plan early pick-up.
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