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SPRING is a wonderful time of year in the state of North Carolina: the temperatures begin to warm, the days get longer, the sun shines brighter, and the TRADITION of the hometown Holly Springs "NC Spring Classic" takes place! This local event encompasses all levels of runner and has distance options of 5k, 8k and 16k.
The race starts and finishes on Main St., the perfect setting in the heart of downtown! The course takes you on a running tour through the most scenic sections of "The Springs."
2024 will be the 5th running of the NC Spring Classic, and we can't wait! Grab your friends and join us!
Note: the 8k is a solid pour! -just like we fill your pint glass at the Runner's Clubhouse in Pace Yourself! It measures just a hair over 5 miles...so, when your watch hits 4.9 miles, keep going...and know you're getting bonus steps!
16 Note: From approximately miles 5.75 to 7.75, the surface is soft - a wide, compact mulch trail around BASS LAKE.
Registration closes on Wednesday, April 17th at 11:59pm.
Are you active military, a military veteran, first responder or healthcare worker? If so, as part of our appreciation of you, we'd like to provide you with a race discount of 20%. Please mail: email@example.com.
Bib transfers and event distance changes must be complete by Wed, April 17th at 11:59pm. See bottom of page for instruction links. Unfortunately, there are NO REFUNDS or deferrals to a future race date for any circumstance - we will race rain or shine unless conditions are dangerous.
SHIRT DEADLINE ....to be announced in March 2024.
Thank you to VMA Studios for capturing the excitement of race day and providing FREE race photos!
Packet pickup days and times:
Thursday, 4/18 5-8pm at Pace Yourself Run Co.
Friday, 4/19 4-7pm at Pace Yourself Run Co.
NOTE: You may add-on race day packet pickup for an additional $5.
Sat 4/20, Race Day Packet-pickup is 6am-7am. Must be pre-registered in advance. PLEASE allow yourself some time race morning and don't arrive at 6:55am for packet pickup. It will close at 7am sharp.
HOW TO VERIFY IF YOU SIGNED UP FOR RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP:
Log into your RunSignUp account --> click on your user profile circle in the upper right corner --> you will see your Upcoming Races --> find Spring Classic and click on MANAGE REGISTRATION.
16k - 7:15 am 8k - 7:25am 5k - 7:35am
Start and finish are on Main St., right in front of Pace Yourself Run Company. Portable bathrooms are located in the rear parking lot of the car wash on Main St.
Course maps can be found under the RACE INFO tab at the top of the page. Parking map can be found under the EVENT INFO tab at the top of the page.
Strollers are allowed, but for safety, we do ask that you line up toward the rear at the start. As much as we love dogs and pups, sorry...they are not allowed.
This event will be capped at 500 participants
The race will continue until 9:45 am. This will provide all runners a two 2.25+ hour time frame to complete the course.
Bag drop will be located right outside of Pace Yourself. Please bring your own bag, as they won't be provided, and pack lightly.
AID STATIONS (Water at all aid stations, and both water & Skratch at Bass Lake)
5k= 1 Aid station located at Womble Park, at approx mile 1.5
8k = 3 Aid stations. 1 located on School Days Lane, which will be visited twice (miles .7 and 2.4) 1 located at Womble Park (mile 3.5)
16k = 4 Aid stations. 1 located on School Days Lane, which will be visited twice (miles .7 and 3.0) 1 located at Womble Park (mile 4) and 1 located in Bass Lake (mile 7
Bathrooms are located: at the start (Portable toilets at the rear parking of the Car Wash on Main St., at Jones Park, at Veteran's Park, at Womble Park and at Bass Lake)
A parking map can be found at the top of this page under EVENT INFO. We strongly encourage that race participants park at Womble Park, 1201 Grigsby Ave, and walk a short 1/2 mile to the start on Main St. Due to Springs Fest, downtown parking will be extremely limited. Bathrooms are available at Womble Park and at the start (portable toilets are located in the rear parking lot of the car wash on Main St.) Please note: Parking at the Library and Cultural Center will be unavailable due to the weekly Farmer's Market.
Join us for an unforgettable post-race festival experience that's sure to make your day even more special. Whether you're a seasoned racer or it's your first time hitting the streets of Holly Springs, our SpringFest is the perfect way to cap off a day of excitement and achievement!
What to Expect:
- Live Music: Groove to the beats of talented musicians as they set the stage for an incredible evening.
- Delicious Food: Satisfy your taste buds with a wide array of mouthwatering dishes and refreshing beverages.
- Family Fun: Fun activities for the kids and the young at heart, ensuring the whole family has a blast.
- Awards Ceremony: Recognition of outstanding performances
- Vendor Village: Explore a variety of booths showcasing local businesses and race-related merchandise.
Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to unwind, connect with fellow racers, and celebrate your achievements in downtown Holly Springs! Mark your calendar and get ready to make lasting memories during the NC Spring Classic and SpringsFest!
Stay tuned for more updates! See you there!
The overall 1st place winner will be awarded for both male & female runners in the 5k, 8k and 16k. In addition, male and female overall 1st in age group awards for the 5k, 8k and 16k will be given in the following categories:
19 & Under; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 and Over
Bib transfers and event distance changes must be completed by 11:59pm on Wed, April 17th.
Unfortunately, there are no refunds or deferments for any circumstances - we will race rain or shine unless conditions are dangerous.
Bib transfers and event distance changes can be managed via your RunSignUp profile. Navigate to PROFILE>UPCOMING EVENTS>MANAGE REGISTRATION. Once there, you can select either "Transfer to another runner" or "Transfer to another event."
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