Junction 311 Endurance Sports

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Event Management

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.

Timing

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.

Event Marketing

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.

Events That Inspire!

Junction 311 Owned Events

Running of the Leprechauns – March 9, 2024

Roswell, GA 

The  Running of the Leprechauns 5K is where we celebrate St Patrick’s Day and run! The run starts downhill out of Riverside Park then heads down Riverside drive along the Chattahoochee River. This is a FAST 5K course with an out and back format. Looking for a 5K PR? This is your course !!

Running of the Leprechauns – March 9, 2024

Greensboro, NC 

Do you like to run or walk? Do you love to drink beer and think St Patrick’s Day should be a week-long national holiday? Then we have the event for you! The Running of the Leprechauns in Greensboro, NC. The run starts Oden Brewing and tours the UNCG campus before ending back at Oden Brewing for the soon to be famous Saturday before St. Paddy’s Leprechaun celebration.

Charlotte Racefest Half Marathon, 10K & 10K Relay – April 6, 2024

Charlotte, NC  

Celebrating running and the Charlotte community over two decades, Charlotte RaceFest Half Marathon, 10K & 10K Relay (we are bringing the relay back for a 2nd year!) continues to be the premiere spring endurance event and celebration! RaceFest offers the opportunity to experience a community event full of tradition, goodwill and a feel-good vibes.

CraftHalf Half Marathon & 5K – April 20, 2024 

Winston-Salem, NC 

The event is a celebration of running and the community. Don’t miss the 9th annual Craft Half Marathon, 5K, Kids Dash and community block party! Come celebrate North Carolina with running and craft beer and with the Triad’s premier spring distance race!

Run 704 – May 18, 2024 

Charlotte, NC  

Join us for our 3rd annual Run 704 in the heart of University City, celebrating our Queen City, as only Charlotte can. Distances include – 7.04 miles, 7.04K (new in 2024!) and 0.704 Kids Dash! Enjoy a beautiful run through Mallard Creek, Toby Creek Greenway and finish at Armored Cow Brewery for a post-race celebration! A craft beer, all age, community, post-run celebration hosted at Armored Cow Brewing.

Area 13.1 Half Marathon, Out of This World 10K & Terrestrial 5K – August 17, 2024

Roswell, GA

Happy Intergalactic Running Day! AREA 13.1, Out of this World 10K, 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!

Moonlight Madness 5K & Monster Mile- Friday, September 13, 2024

Winston-Salem, NC

The Moonlight Madness 5K & Monster Mile race brings out some of the top competitors and those just looking to have a good time. Come join us for a night race with live music, craft beer and a friendly family fun night out at Bailey Park.

The Cannonball Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K – October 11 & 12, 2024
Greensboro, NC

The Cannonball is celebrating its 21st anniversary as one of the longest-running endurance events in North Carolina. It features the “DOUBLE BARREL” challenge with the 5K on Friday evening so you can run the 5K AND either the 10K, full or half marathon on Saturday. Two parties plus 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 right next door, is a great place for the family to hang out listen to our live band while you run.

Hit the Brixx 10K & 5K – October 26, 2024
Greensboro, NC

Join us for another great 10K & 5K race and support a local non-profit, Greensboro Running Club! Get your spook on, grab some friends and wear your best Halloween costumes. Both races earn Greensboro race series points!

 

Running of the Turkeys 5K – November 28, 2024
Greensboro, NC

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!

Running of the Turkeys 5K – November 28, 2024
Roswell, GA

The Running of the Turkeys 5K & Family Fun Run returns an annual tradition to Downtown Roswell! 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!

Jingle Jog 5K – December 21, 2024
Winston-Salem, NC

The Jingle Jog 5K has become a Christmas tradition for runners from Winston-Salem, High Point, Greensboro, and beyond! This dog-friendly race features hot drinks, cold craft beer, a finisher medal that doubles as a Christmas ornament, fun costumes, and a great 5K course. A portion of the proceeds goes to Ruff Love Rescue.

Big Beach Marathon, Half Marathon & Safari 7K – January 25 & 26, 2025 (Tentative)
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.

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Valentine’s Heartbreaker Marathon & Relay – February 2025 

Greensboro, NC

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 as a Boston Qualifier.  If you don’t have 3 friends looking to experience the heartbreak don’t sweat it. You can grab 1 friend and participate in the 2 person division! And, for those with lots of friends, or just looking for the grand finish with less mileage, we have a 5-8 person teams. Honestly, this is an event that has an option for anyone and everyone to be part of the thrill of a marathon finish!

Sea Turtle Half Marathon & Sweetheart 5K

Gulf Shores, AL

The Sea Turtle Half Marathon in Gulf Shores, Alabama is a unique and beautiful race experience. The route of this half marathon takes you through the picturesque landscape of the Gulf Coast. You run along pristine beaches with gorgeous views of white sand and blue water before heading inland for a few miles to explore the area’s lush forests and wetlands. The course is relatively flat, making it ideal for runners of all levels looking to challenge themselves without taking on too much elevation gain or loss.

 

 

Junction 311 Florida Events

Shamrock Distance Classic Half Marathon/10K/5K – May 4, 2024

St Petersburg, FL

Get your green on and go! This may this be your lucky PR race on our fast and flat course at historic Fort De Soto Park. Shamrocks, green beer, and live music at the awards ceremony make this a fun, yet challenging, Shamrock race.

Ft De Soto Distance Classic 15K/10K/5K – September 19, 2024

St Petersburg, FL

We kick off our race season at historic Fort De Soto Park with a 15K, 10K, and 5K (and a great season-opening party) – a distance for every runner and walker. As the sun rises, the start is underway! Join us…your race, your pace!

Halloween Distance Classic Half Marathon/10K/5K – October 13, 2024

St Petersburg, FL

Join us for a wicked-good time at Fort De Soto Park this Halloween. Enjoy the parade of costumes whizzing by at this fun, yet competitive, race – not to miss! With a Half Marathon, a 10K, and a 5K, there’s a distance for everyone. Virtual option as well. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

Holiday Distance Classic Half Marathon/10K/5K – December 2024

Madiera Beach, FL

Santa is back in town! Whether you’re naughty or nice, you don’t want to miss this fun, festive, holiday favorite. Our Holiday Half point-to-point course starts in Madeira Beach and ends in beautiful tree-lined Taylor Park; the Holiday 10K starts in Seminole City Park and meets up with the Half course with the same finish line. Jingle all the way!

The Race Series

The Race Series, January – December 2024

Junction 311 is proud to manage the Race Series! We are excited to partner with Fleet Feet to offer an amazing line up this year. 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!

Timed Events

Waggin’ Wild 5K – March 2, 2024

Bur-Mil Park Greensboro, NC 

Waggin’ Wild 5K is a run-walk for people of all ages.  Individuals, teams, competitive runners and leisurely strollers all participate in this fundraiser. Vaccinated and well-mannered leashed pets are welcome, family participation is encouraged! Loving Pet Inn Adoptions rescues abandoned, breeder, puppy mill and shelter dogs, takes care of their medical and rehabilitation needs and adopts them to stable, loving homes. The organization also promotes and provides spay/neuter financial aid to the community.

Run With Lily – March 16, 2024
Liberty, NC

Lily Butler was a senior at Providence Grove High School where she excelled academically and athletically.  She was a passionate and accomplished distance runner, inspiring her cross country and track teammates to exceed their own expectations. The 5K and Fun Run will honor Lily’s memory as a kind and humble spirit. All net proceeds and donations will benefit the Randolph County Family Crisis Center and The Oaks Therapeutic Community.

PTI Runway 5K & 10K – March 23, 2024

PTI Airport- Greensboro, NC 

Run on the PTI Runway, YES! The entire race course will provide a flat and close up view of the airport. Our charity partners include The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC, Greensboro Urban Ministry and Open Door Ministries. All are invited to come out to run/walk the runway. The course is wheelchair accessible and baby stroller friendly.

Race for Hope 5K – April 6, 2024

High Point, NC

Triad Ladder of Hope’s 5K is this April, and we are excited to partner with you to raise money to support our nonprofit as we serve survivors of human trafficking in the Triad. This event is at the High Point City Track and the course will be completely on the track (laps).

Trellis Hope Run – April 13, 2024
Greensboro, NC

Join us for the 28th annual Hope Run and Music in the Park! A signature event for Trellis Supportive Care, formerly Hospice & Palliative Care Center, returns to Bailey Park in beautiful downtown Winston-Salem. We invite participants to pack a picnic to enjoy with friends and family on our signature picnic blankets. No time to pack a lunch? No problem! Continue your post-race celebration and explore the vibrant areas around the park.

Walk Run for Recovery– April 13, 2024
Greensboro, NC

Join us for the 2024 Walk & Run for Recovery! Together we will CELEBRATE RECOVERY, BUILD AWARENESS about the benefits of substance use disorder treatment and RAISE FUNDS to treat those who don’t have insurance or resources to cover the cost of treatment.

 

Friends Homes 3K & 5K –  April 13, 2024
Greensboro, NC

Join us for the 2nd annual Friends Homes 3K and 5K! The course is on campus of Friends Homes and proceeds go to the Resident Assistance’s Fund for residents who live at Friends Homes. 

The Beast of Repetition Mountain Bike Race – April 13, 2024
Chapel Hill, NC

The Beast of Repetition is a multi-lap MTB race that will challenge mountain bikers of all ability levels on the AWESOME trails at Briar Chapel, some of the best single-track in the Triangle Area!  In addition to fantastic trails, The Sports Courts, with its large lawn and pavilion, offers a perfect staging area to start and finish this race.

Bengal Dash 5K – April 20, 2024

Greensboro, NC

5K Run/Walk (USATF Certified Course) and Kids 1-Mile Obstacle Course Fun Run. The new obstacle course fun run will be geared toward ages 5-12, but older and younger are welcome! No strollers. Parents, please join your little ones! Racers will be grouped into age-appropriate heats, but families are encouraged to run together.

Tiger Trot 5K – April 27, 2024
Jamestown, NC

The race will raise funds for the Jamestown Elementary PTA.  All proceeds will support the Jamestown Elementary school, students and teachers.  This is more than a 5K and we hope you stay to enjoy the community event. We will have food trucks, bounce house and more! Come for the run, stay for the fun!

Meet Me On Main Downtown Dash – April 27, 2024
Jamestown, NC

Meet Me On Main Downtown Dash 5K run/walk is part of the Meet Me On Main Street Festival, 4:00 – 8:00 pm on April 27, which includes food trucks, live music, street vendors and lots of family fun!  Runners will receive a shirt and a medal.  Proceeds benefit the King Chamber of Commerce.

 

Mutt Strut 5K – April 27, 2024
Winston Salem, NC

Join us as we celebrate the wellness of companionship at our Mutt Strut Walk & Run at Marketplace Mall in Winston-Salem, NC. Participants can choose from a certified 5K or a 1 Mile walk, either in-person or virtually. Help us make this event the biggest dog walk in the triad, grab your running gear, leash up the dogs, and walk/run your 5K or 1 mile with us along the Greenway.

May the Course Be With You – May 4, 2024

Lawndale Baptist Church, Greensboro, NC

May the Course Be With You 5K/10K and Mental Health Mile Run/Walk is a fun, Star Wars-themed race that brings out the fanship in all of us. The race, hosted on Star Wars Day (May the Fourth!) and sponsored by State St. Jewelers, includes a Costume Contest, opportunities for fundraising for our charity beneficiary, and LOTS of prizes! Check out our website for more details! And remember, the Force will be with you. Always.

 

Zen Squirrel Trail Run- May 4, 2024

Chapel Hill, NC

The Zen Squirrel Trail Run is where it all started for Roadless Races in 2019, and it’s BACK!  Offering 2 mile, 5 mile, and 10 mile distance options, this race brings together trail runners for fun, challenge, and healthy competition.  Runners will be treated to some awesome courses that include a mixture of smooth and flowing dirt trails, rock and root strewn single-track, and challenging hill climbs.  After finishing the race, enjoy post-race food, great music, a free kids race, and an awards ceremony with fun contests and lots of giveaways.

 

Katie Bunch Memorial 5K Run/Walk – May 4, 2024

Asheboro, NC

We cordially invite you to participate in the 6th annual, The Katie Bunch Memorial 5k Run/Walk in Asheboro, North Carolina. This event’s purpose is to raise money to go toward The Katie Bunch Servant Leader Scholarship at Asheboro High School. Katie Bunch was an incredible teacher at Asheboro High School where she taught History. She made a huge impact on not only her peers, but especially her students. Her impact still shines throughout the halls of AHS. The Katie Bunch Servant Leader Scholarship awards two students annually that show significant qualities of a Servant Leader within Asheboro High School, as well as the community. 

 

Cedarock Trail Run 5K, 10K, Half Marathon & Relay – May 18, 2024
Burlington, NC

Inspired by the awesomeness of Run at the Rock in December, we created the Cedarock Trail Run, a super-fun and very social springtime event where solo racers and relay teams will battle it out on four, unique 5Kish loop courses.  Challenge yourself to run 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon solo or grab a friend (or two or three) to form a half marathon relay team.  Cedarock Park is located in Burlington, NC and is an easy drive from Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem. We’re going to have a blast in May and hope to see you there.

Freedom Run 10K & 5K – July 4, 2024
Greensboro, NC

The Freedom Run 10K, 5K, and Fun Run is a great way to start your 4th of July. Come run in honor and support of Military personnel who protect and defend our freedom. Deck yourself out in a patriotic costume and show off your American spirit!

Common Rush Trail Run – July 20, 2024
New Hill, NC

Offering 5 and 10 mile course options that include outstanding lake views, mellow single-track, and scenic open field running, the 3rd Annual Common Rush Trail Run at Harris Lake is a super-fun, mid-summer trail run at one of the most beautiful parks in the Triangle.

Sprocket Fuel XC Mountain Bike Race- August 10, 2024
New Hill, NC

The Sprocket Fuel XC MTB Race is BACK to challenge mountain bikers of all ability levels on the AWESOME trails at Harris Lake. Get your game face on and race on some of the best single-track in the Triangle Area!

During registration, choose from 25 skill and age-based classes. Depending on class, racers will start separately in waves and complete 1-3 laps (3-21 total miles) on a course that includes smooth, twisty, and flowing single-track trails.

BEI Running Over Homelessness 5K Charity Run – August 31, 2024
Greensboro, NC

BEI Inaugural Running Over Homelessness Charitable 5K Run/Walk is an annual fundraising event for BOLANIE Enterprises Incorporated (BEI). BEI is a nonprofit organization combating issues related to chronic homelessness by providing housing, employment at a livable wage, access to mental health/substance use services and an individual developmental escrow account.

E2R Raleigh 5K Run/Walk– September 21, 2024
Raleigh, NC

Get Ready to Lace Up Your Sneakers and Join the Fun! Are you ready for an exhilarating 5K Run/Walk experience committed to community, fitness, unity, and friendly competition? Look no further because “Eager to Run” has something special in store for you!  Whether you’re an experienced runner or just starting your fitness journey, the Eager to Run 5K has a place for everyone.

 

Downtown Greenway Run & Block Party – September 28, 2024
Greensboro, NC

The Downtown Greenway Run & Block Party is a long-standing, family-friendly event that centers around bringing the Greensboro community together and highlighting our prized Downtown Greenway! This year’s 15th annual event is being organized by Greensboro Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with the Greensboro Parks FoundationJunction 311 Endurance Sports, and our valued sponsors.

Rootrock 5K, 10K & Half Marathon – October 19, 2024
Chapel Hill, NC

Welcome to the 4th Annual Rootrock Trail Run!   Run 5K, 10K, or the Half Marathon of sweet single-track. Sprawling over 900 acres and located on the south side of Chapel Hill, NC, Briar Chapel is a green community that boasts a vast network of forested hiking and mountain biking trails. In addition to fantastic trails, centrally located Great Meadow Park, with its beautiful lawn, stage, and pavilion, offers a perfect setting area to start and finish a race.

 

All Mounds Matter – October 20, 2024

Kernersville, NC

The most selfless thing one can do is to give support to another human they have never met, please join two of Kernersville’s small businesses in doing just that. Savage Roasters and Kernersville Brewing will set the stage for a community to come together and raise money to ensure that all breast cancer patients in North Carolina receive medical treatment regardless of their ability to pay. 100% of net proceeds will go to the “Pretty in Pink Foundation”, who share this common goal.

The LaRue Run – Breast Cancer 5K & 10K Run/Walk, November 9, 2024
Greensboro, NC

Join us in helping families impacted by breast cancer one step at a time in Greensboro’s beautiful Country Park. Blake & Karla Spears decided to create The LaRue Run after their family lost someone very special to them to breast cancer. While attending a fundraising event by Little Pink Houses of Hope, they were determined to find a way to help further the mission of Little Pink Houses of Hope, which empowers breast cancer patients and families to live each day to the fullest, with direction, purpose, and hope for their cancer journey. They accomplish this through free, week-long vacation retreats.

 

Run the Jake– November 9, 2024
Trinity, NC

Join us for the 8th annual Run the Jake at Linbrook Heritage Estates all proceeds will benefit Patriot Military Family Foundation! The event honors Jake Carroll who was well known for his smile, his loving heart, an endless sense of humor, loyalty to his friends and family, service to our country and a great love for animals.

 

 

Zero Prostate 5K – November 9, 2024
Greensboro, NC

The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Greensboro features a 5K run/walk and Kids’ Superhero Dash for Dad. Participants will receive a shirt, a finisher’s medal and the opportunity to impact those affected by prostate cancer.

 

Run At The Rock 5K, 10K & Half Marathon – December 7, 2024
Burlington, NC

Welcome to the 20th Annual Run at the Rock!  Since 2005, trail runners from across the region have challenged themselves on the beautiful and demanding trails of Cedarock Park.  Run 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon on awesome courses that include twisty single-track and smooth, flowing equestrian trails.  Cedarock Park is located in Burlington, NC and is an easy drive from Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem.  See you in December for an awesome day of trail running action.

 

Downtown Jingle Jog 5K – December 13, 2024
Greensboro, NC

Twas the Run Before Christmas and all round the town, the Santas were jogging . . . nowhere was a frown! Join us in this new expansion of our Downtown Greensboro holiday celebration. The event is brought to you by Downtown Greensboro Inc (& sponsors) along with Junction 311 Endurance Sports and some of the “locals” behind the Fun Fourth Freedom Run. Tis the season to celebrate!

 

About Us

ENJOY

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!

ENDURE

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.

CARE

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.

Contact Us

Junction 311 Endurance Sports

Address
3714 Alliance Drive, Suite 305
Greensboro, NC 27407

Emailinfo@junction311.com
Phone: (336) 793-4311

Junction 311 Endurance Sports