2020 New Balance Thanksgiving Day 8K and 5K

2020 New Balance Thanksgiving Day 8K and 5K

8K, 5K, 1 Mile Run

Begins Sunday, November 22


8K, 5K, 1 Mile Run


Begins Sunday, November 22


Virtual Race

During these difficult days with COVID-19, we are playing it safe for our participants by holding Virtual Events instead of our normal runs.  Find a course you love to run and the distance you would like (8K, 5K or 1 Mile), measure the distance and time yourself.  We will have a Virtual Results Platform available beginning November 22 and open until November 29 for you to enter your time.

Each registered participant will be eligible for a drawing for 1 of 5  $100 Gift Cards from New Balance of Durham and Raleigh.  Drawing will be held November 30.

8K and 5K participants receive long sleeve shirts, New Balance socks and entry into Gift Card Drawing.

1 Mile participants receive short sleeve shirt, New Balance socks and entry into Gift Card Drawing.

Course Maps

There will not be an Official Course this year since we are doing all Virtual Events.

If you have never done a Virtual Event, measure out a course the distance you want to run 5K (3.1 miles)  8K (45 ft short of being 5 miles) and 1 Mile.

ou can measure these with your watch, GPS or MapMyRun apps.  We even allow people to meaure in their car.  We realize the accuracy is not "official" as with a USATF Certified Course, but such are the times we are living with today  We just want you to have fun and help raise funds for the Herren Project, an organization helping individuals and families overcome the disease of drug or alcohol dependency.

We will post a platform beginning November 22 and lasting until November 29 for you to post your distance and time.

Good health and safe running.

Refund Policy

The New BalanceThanksgiving Day 8K and 5K does not make refunds under any circumstances 

Entries may be deferred to 2021 if unable to run any of events between November 22 and November 29, 2020

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