CCCC Rabbit Run gets hopping on March 29

Mar. 09, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Central Carolina Community College’s Chatham County Campus will be hopping on March 29 when the CCCC Foundation hosts the Third Annual Rabbit Run 5K and Children’s Fun Run. A fun addition to the event this year is the Dog Run.

Bring friends, family and four-legged buddies for a morning of enjoyment and exercise for a good cause. Proceeds from the Rabbit Run help fund scholarships for deserving students and other educational needs at the college.

The Rabbit Run 5K starts at 8 a.m., rain or shine, in front of the Administration Building at the campus, 764 West St., Pittsboro. The course winds through several streets and returns to the campus.

Prizes will be awarded for the overall finisher, as well as the first male and female finishers. Prizes will also be awarded for first place in the male and female age groups: 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60-plus.

The Children’s Fun Run, a half-mile, untimed race, takes off at 9 a.m. The first child across the finish line wins a trophy. All finishers receive a Finisher Ribbon and a Frisbee.

“This event is so much fun and, with the addition of the Dog Run this year, we are hoping that it will draw even more runners to our course. It’s a challenging, USATF-certified course that will challenge runners of every skill,” said Emily Hare, director of CCCC’s Foundation and Development Office.

The entry fee for the Rabbit Run is $25. The Children’s Fun Run and Dog Run are $10 each.

The registration form is available online at www.cccc.edu/RabbitRun5K. Mail the form and payment to CCCC Foundation, Attn: Emily Hare, 1105 Kelly Drive, Sanford, NC 27330. A map of the Rabbit Run route is available at the website. Runners can also register online at its-go-time.com/rabbit-run-march-29.

On the day of the race, runner packets can be picked up between 7-7:50 a.m.

The Rabbit Run 5K is co-sponsored by the Chatham County Farm Bureau, CruiZers Marketplace and Eatery, Eric Michaels Salon and Pittsboro Discount Drugs.

For more information, contact Hare at 919-718-7230 or by email at ehare@cccc.edu.