12 Hours of Holiday Miles - For a GREAT Cause
Big changes for the 2017 event. This year, the race will be a 100% NOT FOR PROFIT event. Proceeds from the events held will go directly to The Dunn Police Athletic and Activities League, and The Dunn Rotary Club! Prices have been greatly reduced in order to allow individuals to make a individual donation if they so choose (not required for entry)
New in 2017, 6 hour and 3 hour endurance runs!! This will give many more individuals the opportunity to experience this wonderful trail, as well as the amazing atmosphere of The Nutcracker.
These endurance runs will be on a 5 mile (one way) down and back course that is composed of crushed gravel toe path. The course is Dunn's rails to trails path. This toe path will challenge any runner whether you choose to do the solo option, or the 3 or 5 person team (for the 12 hour event).
In the 12 hour, 10 hours you will run to Dunn and back,the final 2 hours you will do 1/2 mile repeats (1 mile round trip) to the bridge and back.
The 6 hour will do 4 hours to Dunn and back, the final 2 hours you will do 1 mile round trips to the bridge and back.
The 3 hour will do 1 full round trip to Dunn, then complete 1 mile round trips until time is expired.
Costumes, Ugly sweaters, food, beer and so much more!
"The Dunn-Erwin Rail Trail is a unique path that connects the two downtown areas of the communities while allowing the user to stroll through farmlands, beside cotton fields and across wetlands. The relaxed 5 mile trail of crushed stone is perfect for the casual walker, biker or family and is also used by serious runners because of its length and flat, well maintained surface. Dogs on leashes are welcome, but horses and ATVs are not permitted. The trail is clearly marked and easy to follow, and although the trail does intersect streets on multiple occasions, the crossings are well marked and safe. At multiple points on the path, there are informative signs with a map as well as historical points of interest and attractions along the trail. If you are interested in bringing the family and kids, there is plenty to explore in the two towns once you have traveled the trail. From Noah’s Landing, a 12 acre outdoor animal center, to historic sites likes Averasboro Civil War Battlefield and Museum; there is something to please everyone, young and old."
Local time: 5:30 PM
*Courtesy of: http://ncrailtrails.org/web/trails/dunn-erwin