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

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.

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!

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 
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.

Valentine’s Heartbreaker Marathon & Relay – February 8, 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, February 15, 2025

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.

 

 

Running of the Leprechauns – March 9, 2025

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.

CraftHalf Half Marathon & 5K – April 5, 2025 

Winston-Salem, NC 

The event is a celebration of running and the community. Don’t miss the 8th 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!

Charlotte Racefest Half Marathon, 10K & 10K Relay – April 19, 2025

Charlotte, NC  

Celebrating running and the Charlotte community over two decades, Charlotte RaceFest Half Marathon, 10K & 10K Relay 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.

 

 

 

Run 704 – TBA 2025 

Charlotte, NC  

Join us for our 4th annual Run 704 in the heart of University City, celebrating our Queen City, as only Charlotte can. Distances include – 7.04 miles and 7.04K! 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.

 

 

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Junction 311 Georgia Events

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!

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!

Running of the Leprechauns – TBA 2025

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 !!

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

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!

Sock Puppets 8K – July 13, 2024
Burlington, NC

Burlington Sock Puppets 8k at Burlington Athletic Stadium. Teaming up with the local Burlington baseball team to create a race experience like no other.  Be a part of this inaugural event which will start and finish in the baseball stadium.

ACSL Stride For Service 5K – July 13, 2024
Elon NC

The ACSL Stride for Service is a fundraiser for the Alamance County Service League. The League strives to uplift the disadvantaged members of Alamance County through Community Partnerships, volunteer work, and direct help for community residents.

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.

The Sleigh Ride – July 20, 2024
Asheboro, NC

Help us pull Santa’s Sleigh this summer for children in need at Christmas. We are back and happy to be able to see our friends and fellow bike riders out on the roads again. The pandemic has affected us all, but none more than those less fortunate. Please help us raise funds to ensure that children in Randolph County can feel the love of their neighbors and Christ this Christmas.

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.

Davidson Doozie 5K & 10K – September 7, 2024
Lexington, NC

Family Services of Davidson County are having our 13th annual Davidson Doozie 5K & 10K run /walk and new Kids Run!

Lunge 5K- September 7, 2024
Greenville, NC

Join us for the 2nd annual Greenville LUNGe Forward 5K Run, Walk and Celebration on Saturday, September 7 at Boyd Lee Park! Bring your friends, family, pets and join us as we create HOPE and take action.

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.

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 for some fun and festivities along the Downtown Greenway! Choose the 1-mile or 5K to run or walk – bring your friends, family, kids, and dogs – and be sure to stay for the block party to follow!

2morrow Needs You 5K – September 28, 2024
Archdale, NC

Community run for suicide awareness because mental health & waking up tomorrow matters. In memory of Chad Everett Reid & Sammy Kaye Weavil. Hosted by Kenzi Reddick & Lauren Hedrick.

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.

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!

 

Marine Corps League Semper 5K – October 26, 2024
Greensboro, NC

This event is hosted by Veterans who are raising funds to assist other Veterans.  We hope you will join us in reaching our goal to have fun while raising funds to help those who have defended our country and our freedoms.

 

Heart to Heart – November 2, 2024

High Point, NC

The relaunched annual Warren Rives Heart to Heart 5K is a community event supporting Heart Strides.  Heart Strides is a medically directed cardiac-pulmonary rehabilitation program providing heart health instruction, supervised fitness and nutritional support for those in the community who have experienced a cardiac or pulmonary event.

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.

 

Birds of a Feather Trail Trot – November 28, 2024
Greensboro, NC

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Birds of a Feather Trail Trot, a Thanksgiving Day trail run at Briar Chapel.  Choose from a mellow 2 mile or 5K rugged course that includes plenty of roots, rocks, and hills. Gather your flock and get your holiday started on the right foot!

 

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

General Inquiriesinfo@junction311.com
Timing Inquires: timing@junction311.com
Phone: (336) 793-4311

Junction 311 Endurance Sports