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North Carolina Roadrunners Club

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Welcome to NCRC
Welcome to the North Carolina Roadrunners Club, commonly known as NCRC! We're a nonprofit organization that's a member club of the Road Runners Club of America, one of 23 RRCA clubs in North Carolina. We're based in Raleigh, where our club began in 1979 (see the About NCRC tab for more details). NCRC is also a member club of USA Track & Field. NCRC hosts three races each year, ranging in length from 5K to half-marathon, and holds two annual fund-raising events (see the NCRC Races/Events tab for details). Benefits of becoming a club member include race and in-store discounts, a bimonthly online newsletter, and a member rewards program. We also hold social runs and other events throughout the year (see the Calendar tab). All runners and walkers are welcome to join us! If you're new to the Triangle, check out Triangle Running Websites under the Resources tab.
NCRC Potluck Social Tuesday With Olympic Medalist
NCRC is lucky to have a 2021 Olympic medalist and 2019 world triathlon champion coming to speak and answer questions at our fourth quarter potluck social Tuesday! Katie Zaferes, who lives in Cary, took time off from competition last year to have a baby. She returned to competition this year with hopes of making the U.S. team for the 2024 Paris Olympics. This social also marks a major transition for NCRC: we'll observe the departure of four board members, including our president, and the arrival of three new board members for 2024.

Go to our Calendar listing on this website for full details and to RSVP by 6 p.m. Friday for this event (the form can now be accessed by non-NCRC members). We'll have a potluck dinner, and we'll also confirm our NCRC board for 2024. Non-members are welcome to come!
RSVP required by 6 p.m. Friday: Go to Calendar entry for the form
Cary Christmas Lights Social Run/Walk — Dec. 14

For this year's NCRC Christmas Lights Run, the Downtown Cary Park will be open! We'll meet first for a photo at the park's fountain (see the Calendar entry on this website for details, including an address and parking information). Then we'll run or walk on routes of 2 or 3 miles and take photos of the fantastic holiday lights in downtown Cary. Afterward, we'll stop for a post-run beer or wine at Cotton House brewery near the park. The brewery's food truck that night is scheduled to be Merkato Cafe Ethiopian. Esther and Mark Dill are leading this event for us.

Downtown Cary Park
Special Club Member Deals Page
If you join the North Carolina Roadrunners Club, you can get access to special race and store discounts, including online discounts for the Raleigh-based Swivel Bottle and the Cary-based ChicknLegs running shorts and apparel and race discounts for the Raleigh Holiday Half Marathon, FS Series races, City of Oaks Marathon, and Fit & Able Production races. These discounts are listed on our website and are accessible on a single webpage. Anyone can view the discount offers on the Club Deals page under the Resources tab of this website, but you must sign in as a member to access the discount codes and offer details (by clicking on Claim Offer). The in-store discounts require proof of membership, either printed from this website or shown on your smartphone.
Registration Open for 2024 Run for the Roses (New Site)
Registration is now open for the 2024 Run for the Roses 5K, one of the oldest 5Ks in the Triangle! The 43rd annual race, where every female finisher receives a red rose, will be held at a new location, not just for this race but for any race. A new 5K course (course will be posted later) will be created for this Feb. 11 race at the Walnut Creek Athletic Complex at 1200 Sunnybrook Road in Raleigh.

NCRC's annual winter race benefits two veterans-related organizations. This family-friendly race will have two children's races, face painting, and a special rate of $20 for participants under 18 years old. A new feature this year will be an "early bird" rate through Dec. 22. 

Registration is also open for race volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to support runners in their races.

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