Thanks to everyone who made our 2017 event a success, including Wilson Timing Company, Doug Dawkins/The Boogie Races, North Chatham Fire Department and Jordan Lake Educational State Forest.

2017 pics
12-Hour results 2017 (individual and team)
6-Hour results 2017

See you again on April 14,  2018!


12-Hour, 6-Hour and 12-Hour Team

April 22, 2017, 7:00 am

Jordan Lake Educational State Forest, Chapel Hill, NC

Proceeds benefit: Chatham County Partnership for Children

Announcing changes this year: New venue, faster course and a 6-hour race!


How much distance can you cover in 6 or 12 hours? Find out on our flatter, faster course at Jordan Lake! Or multiply the fun and find two friends to make a 3-person team for the 12-hour race. Rest when you want, eat when you want, run or walk when you want and go as far as your aching body will take you in 6 or 12 hours.

Registration is open!



See how much fun we had at the 2016 event

Course Description

This is a new course. It is a 1.35-mile loop on old road bed and trail and is USATF Certified. It is a flatter course than before which means more miles for you!

If you would like to explore the course using Google Earth, we can email you the .kml file. Send your request to You will also have to download the Google Earth Plugin if you have not already.


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Jordan Lake Educational State Forest is located at 2832 Big Woods Road, Chapel Hill, NC, in northeastern Chatham County, about 13 miles south of Chapel Hill or 30 miles west of Raleigh. Parking will be in front of their Stan Adams Training Facility and the Aid and Timing Stations will be located at the Picnic Shelter.


Awards will be given for the greatest distance covered in the following categories:

  • 12-Hour individual male overall
  • 12-Hour individual female overall
  • 12-Hour individual Chatham County resident (any gender)
  • 12-Hour relay team
  • 6-Hour individual male overall
  • 6-Hour individual female overall
  • 6-Hour individual Chatham County resident (any gender)

The award ceremony for each event will immediately follow the end of that event (at the end of 6 and 12 hours).

All registered participants will receive a sport wicking race shirt (if registered by April 6). No awards or shirts will be mailed.

See 2016 12-Hour Results

Last year’s awards:



Friday, April 21

3:00-5:00 pm      Early packet pick up at Chatham County Partnership for Children, 33 Deegan Drive, Pittsboro

Saturday, April 22

6:00-6:45 am   Packet pick up at Picnic Shelter

7:00 am            Race begins

1:00 pm           6-hour event ends; award ceremony

7:00 pm           12-hour event ends; award ceremony

Aid Stations

The aid station will be located at the Picnic Shelter. Our aid crew will be there for the entire 12 hours with a variety of food and drinks, cheering you on and offering any support we can. Near the Picnic Shelter there are plenty of uncovered picnic tables where you can set up your own aid. Pizza will arrive in the late afternoon! Restrooms and/or portable toilets will be available nearby.

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  • The distance after last FULL lap completed at the 6 or 12 hour mark will be the official finish distance. There will be no credit for partial laps.
  • Relay teams consist of 3 people.
  • Relay teams may take turns in whatever order they wish to create a “total team distance.” This year, 12-Hour Team members must carry a lightweight baton with timing chip to facilitate accurate counting of the team distance. They may only hand off the baton at the Timing Station.
  • Runners may only switch between the 12-Hour and 6-Hour events using prior to the registration deadline on April 20. No switching of events will be allowed on race day.
  • Please notify event staff if you abandon the race prior to the finish time.
  • All runners must wear a bib number visibly at all times.
  • Please, no littering. Any food, gel packets, tissues or other items you take into the woods should come out with you. There will be trash cans provided in various locations.
  • No alcoholic beverages are allowed at Jordan Lake Educational State Forest.


The local fire department will be on site the entire 12 hours for first response. The course crosses park roads in a few places, and signs will be posted to warn drivers.

Fees & Registration

Online registration will close on Thursday, April 20 at 11:59 pm, or when filled. Registration will be limited to 100 runners inclusive of relay team members. There will be no wait list. Registration fees are non-refundable, non-transferrable and non-deferrable.

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Registration is open at



Jordan Lake State Recreational Area has many campgrounds on Jordan Lake, with plenty of options including reservations and electric hook ups.  Start here:

You can also rent a room in Pittsboro or Chapel Hill. You might want to start here:

About Chatham County Partnership for Children

Chatham County Partnership for Children promotes opportunities for all our young children to grow up safe, healthy, and able to succeed. In 2016, Child Care Networks, Inc., merged with Chatham County Partnership for Children. We are now home to Smart Start, Child Care Resource & Referral, NC Pre-K, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, Shape NC and Raising a Reader. To learn more, explore our website.

Race Staff

Race Director:
Erin Dawkins Suwattana/Chatham County Partnership for Children
919-542-6644 ext. 14

Aid Station Captain:
Doug Dawkins/The Boogie Races

Professional Race Timing:
Andy Wilson/Wilson Timing Company

Please direct all inquiries to the race director.

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