Saturday, Aug 6, 2022

Not-A-Sprint 3-6-12 Endurance Run

153 Park Sq

Forest City, NC 12 Hour Race, 6 Hour Race, 3 Hour Race

Registration closes: Fri, Aug 5 @ 11:59PM


The race will be a 4.5 mile out and back course beginning at POPS and following the Thermal Belt Rail Trail North to Mill Town Brewing Company in Spindale, and then back to POPS. There will be one aid station at Mill Town Brewing, and one aid/medic station in the middle of the course.

There is a measly 95 feet of elevation over the entire course and it is paved the entire way. There will be few road crossings. Volunteers will be on hand to direct runners where necessary, but runners need to be aware of their surroundings at these intersections.

The course is partially to completely shaded on about 35% of the course which should help significantly with August temperatures!

The first runners will leave Pavillion on Park Square (POPS) at 6am. The first wave will run 12 hours from 6am to 6pm. The second wave will run 6 hours from 7am to 1pm. The third wave will run 3 hours from 9am to 12pm.

There will be food, water and electrolytes available at every aid station, and various food choices throughout the day. Runners should also plan on bringing their own supplies to set up near the start/finish. Space will be provided for tables, chairs and tents for runners and their crew. Awards will be presented at 6:30 during the after party held at the Twisted Pear in downtown Forest City.

The Throwing Bones & Forest City Movement Fest will begin at POPS at 9am and will go until 4pm. There will be events for participants of ALL ages, and current physical abilities, encouraging and educating participants on ways to stay healthy and active every day, including through cancer treatment.

There will be porta potties or public restrooms at miles 0, 2.5, 4.5, 6.5, and 9.

Half laps will be counted since there will be timing mats at both ends! Throwing Bones is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage blood cancer patients to stay healthy and active through treatment. Throwing Bones’ programs include the Cancer Active Assessment series, Cancer Active Education, and the Cancer Active Coaching Network.

All funds raised through the 2022 Not-A-Sprint Weekend will be used to encourage those affected by blood cancers to stay healthy and active through treatment, and to support the Kirk Wilkerson Cancer Heroes memorial contribution to East High School Athletics, where local Forest City cancer hero, Kirk Wilkerson coached the East High School Football team and changed lives.

T-shirt, goodie bag, and race bib will be given at signup.

Where to go

The races will all start at the Pavilion on Park Square in Forest City, located at 153 Park Sq, Forest City, NC.

Parking will be limited, so please try to carpool if you can.

Run Times

August 6, 2022

12 Hour: 6AM-6PM
6 Hour: 7AM-1PM
3 Hour: 9AM-Noon

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will be Friday, August 5, 2022 at a TBD location. Emails will go out well before the event to update you on the pickup location.


Swag Bags, race bibs, and race t-shirts will be available at Packet Pickup.

If you cannot attend packet pickup, you may pick up on the morning of race day, or have your bib mailed to you (USPS) for $10. Please email if you would like to have your bib mailed to you prior to the race.

What's Included!

What do you get for spending all that time on your feet???

• Short Sleeve Tri-Blend T-Shirt with a badass graphic on the front
• Goody bag from your favorite (and some previously unknown) sponsors
• A PERSONAL BEST! This might be your longest distance or fastest time? It's DEFINITELY the best you've ever done on this course!
• Lots of fun!
• Food! We'll have as much food as we can out there for you throughout the day, but listen to your belly and go with what works for you.
• Hydration! Water and Electrolytes. There will be beer waiting for you at the finish line!
• BEER (or non-water beverage of your choice)! There will be age appropriate options throughout the day for all registered runners, and your registered race bib will be good for one drink ticket for awards ceremony at The Twisted Pear on Saturday night!

Where to Stay

This section will be updated and we are working on camping and hotel discount options in the Rutherford County, NC surrounding area.


Local time: 9:15 AM

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