What Happened To These Races?

The 9th St. Paul Village Community 5K, Chapel Hill, will be virtual March 6. Walk 3.1 miles in an old 5K T-shirt and send a photo to stpaulvillage5K@gmail.com to be posted online at stpaulamechapelhill.org. The race committee has donated $800 to Orange Co. Dept. of Social Services and Extraordinary Ventures.

In lieu of the PSF 5K in Chapel Hill, during the week of March 15, Public School Foundation will have a daily video which will last about 5 minutes featuring a local athlete or celebrity demonstrating an exercise all students can do right in their own living room. This year, instead of registering for a 5K, we are asking parents to make a donation to replenish  our Covid Relief  and Food for Students funds. Donors who give $25 or more will get a tee shirt.

The Great Human Race 5K in Durham was discontinued. “We are retiring the race,” said Adrienne Clark of Durham Volunteer Center.

Duke Forest officials said, “At this time, we are unsure if we will be able to host the annual Duke Forest Pine Cone Pacer 5K fun run and do not have a date.”

“I believe we will not be hosting a race this Spring for the Jordan Lake 12 Hour Challenge,” race director Jerry Lux said. “Our normal course location is still closed and gathering restrictions would still limit our race.”

“Unfortunately, we will not be able to gather together for Girls on the Run 5K in Durham for one big event this spring,” said Meg Pomerantz, executive director. “However, just as we did in the fall, we will be hosting many smaller site based 5Ks for the girls who register for our program. These are not open to the public.”

No race dates at Carolina North, Chapel Hill, have been officially approved for Spring 2021. Too many Covid-related variables in play to confirm, UNC officials said. Tentative dates for Philosopher’s Way Trail Run 10m/7K are April 24 or May 1. The race was postponed in 2020.

Additional notes: Angels Among Us 5K in Durham was moved to Oct. 2; Mebane Dogwood Festival 5K and Blue Blood Rivalry 5K in Chapel Hill were canceled.

J.B.