Have an idea for an event? Need timing? Want help with marketing?
Great idea but don’t know where to start? No worries! We can help with venue selection, city permits, ABC permits, police, medical, bibs, t-shirts, course planning & logistics, water stops, food, volunteer management and more. We have planned and executed dozens of successful events, and are ready to help you have a great race.
Fast, accurate and reliable results are essential to a successful race. We use the latest technology in timing from RaceResult. Live results for realtime alerts. Screen and receipt printed results at races. Fast online posting. We can provide registration and website services.
Course Design & Certification
A great course can make all the difference in having a successful event. Junction 311 owns and manages many events and we know what athletes like. We also know how to design and measure an accurate course to maximize safety while keeping your police costs as low as possible.. For an extra level of assurance, we can certify the course for you.
We can help you in putting together a great marketing plan to build and grow your events. Junction 311 has extensive experience in email and social media marketing. As publishers of Running Junction magazine, we can help you get your race noticed by thousands of athletes.
The Delta variant of COVID-19 is quickly spreading throughout our communities, primarily through unvaccinated and some vaccinated people. Runner, volunteer and spectator safety has always been our top priority. Race weekend safety precautions include the following:
- Guilford County currently mandates face coverings while indoors. Masks will be mandated at packet pickup while indoors while this mandate is in effect. We will request those that are unvaccinated to wear their masks while outdoors.
- There will be numerous hand sanitizer stations at packet pick up and on race day.
- In line with CDC guidelines, masks are optional on race day given the outdoor nature of this event. Face coverings and practicing social distancing are highly recommended for anyone who has not been fully vaccinated or would like to take additional safety precautions. Face coverings will be made available to all participants at the start line on race day.
- Water stops will be handled in the traditional way with volunteers wearing gloves as they pass out water to runners; if you do not feel comfortable with this, please bring your own water bottle.
- We trust that anyone experiencing any Covid symptoms, or who has been recently exposed to the virus, will choose to go virtual or defer their race registration. We are happy to help you run your best race in your best health!
Cannonball Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k – **NEW DATE – October 22 & 23, 2021
The Cannonball is one of the longest-running endurance events in North Carolina, but we have something brand new in 2021, the “DOUBLE BARREL” challenge! The 5K moves to Friday evening so you can run the 5K AND either the half or full on Saturday. Extra medals and schwag!
We have seen blazing fast times in previous years for the half, but don’t be fooled the course isn’t a walk in the park. The race is also perfect for the beginner runner because of the gorgeous scenery. The backdrop for the race is Country Park and the beautiful north Greensboro countryside. Country Park, with the Greensboro Science Center next door, is a great place for the family to hang out listen to our live band while you run.
Running of the Turkeys 5k – November 25, 2021
The Running of the Turkeys 5k & Family Fun Run returns an annual tradition to Greensboro’s Country Park! All participants get a cool Turkey Hat! 5k runners get an awesome long sleeve t-shirt. Bring the whole family and the pups. Pet-friendly and both runs have a “Top Dog” award.!
Run at the Rock Trail Race – December 4, 2021
This has got to be one of our favorite races. From the tough as nails course to the post-race HOT soup, this one is a don’t miss event. Cedar Rock Park is close enough to Chapel Hill, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and even Charlotte to draw some of the best trail runners in the state. This race can also be tackled by first timers as everyone at this event will go out of their way to make sure ALL runners have a great experience.
Jingle Jog 5k – December 18, 2021
High Point, NC
The Jingle Jog 5k has become a Christmas tradition for runners from High Point, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and beyond! This dog-friendly race features hot coffee and cocoa, a finisher medal that doubles as a Christmas ornament, fun costumes, and a great 5k course. A portion of the proceeds go to Open Door Ministries and Ruff Love Rescue.
Big Beach Marathon & Half Marathon – January 29 & 30, 2022
Gulf Shores, AL
Run Flat. Run Fast! Boasting a flat and fast Boston Qualifier course, the marathon reveals beautiful scenery as it winds through the paved trail system of Gulf State Park. And the 7K is back! Enjoy a great winter getaway with beautiful beaches, great seafood, and fast running! Incredible post race party at Gulf Shore’s epicenter of entertainment, The Hangout.
St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Marathon & Relay – February 13, 2022
What… a marathon in February. Don’t fret you get to run it with your buddies. Get 3, 4,5 or more friends together because this race is all about teams. The marathon is 16 laps. Each person on the team will run 4 laps or approximately 6.5 miles. You get to go to work on Monday and tell everyone you ran a marathon (just leave out it was a relay). Hey if you are crazy enough to do this race all by yourself we won’t stop you. The course is certified so it is a Boston Qualifier. If you’re a loner and don’t have 3 friends then convince your cousin to do it with you because we have a 2 person division as well. And, for those with lots of friends, we have a 5-8 person teams…so there is something for everyone!
CraftHalf Half Marathon & 5K – April 3, 2022
Before you know it, we will be in April and that means the return of NC Beer Month, the best month to drink in NC. Foothills Brewing and Junction 311 Endurance Sports have partnered to bring a fun and energetic way to kick off NC Beer Month, the CraftHalf Half Marathon & 5k.
Charlotte Racefest Half Marathon & 10k – April 9, 2022
A Charlotte tradition and the third year under new management! Charlotte Racefest has been a staple of the Charlotte road race scene for over a decade. A new course with awesome awards, unique medals, great food, fully stocked aid stations and fabulous Armored Cow Brewing Craft Beer!
Area 13.1 Half Marathon & Terrestrial 5k – TBA 2022
Happy Intergalactic Running Day! AREA 13.1 and Terrestrial 5K is an Out of this World Running Event. The AREA 13.1 Half Marathon is a night race in Roswell, GA. One of the most popular courses to run in the State of Georgia. The course is mostly flat with one small hill. You are sure to earn a PR on this Half Marathon/5K course!
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The Omega Sports Race Series, January – December 2021
Junction 311 is proud to manage the Omega Sports Race Series. Participate in 5 races in the series to be eligible for awards. Run as many races as you can and we will score all of your races. Enjoy special invitations to ongoing series socials, gatherings and special events through the year. And best of all….THE end of season celebration for all series qualifiers!
Fun and enjoyment are at the core of everything we do. Our events are for you, family and friends to have a great time and create lasting memories. And guess what? We have a blast producing great endurance events!
It’s in the name of our company, it’s part of our DNA, it’s about going the distance. Every event we produce will let you push your limits and compete against others or yourself. All of our events will always be timed and provide an exciting atmosphere.
Making someone else’s life or day a little happier, brighter and better is just plain fun. We like it! A portion of the proceeds at each of our events goes to a non-profit organization, such as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or Friends in Action, that is dedicated to helping others.
Junction 311 Endurance Sports
3624 Westfield St
High Point, NC 27265
Phone: (336) 793-4311