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Winter is honestly my favorite time of year to run. You can always add layers to stay warm, not so much the case in August here in Wilmington, NC. It's also the first month I notice the days getting longer. More light on those morning runs, more time on the trails in the afternoon. And in 2021, it's the first month I feel like its the first signs we are heading in the right direction with live events. While many of your favorite winter events continue with a virtual option, Go Time stands on the starting line launching a new in-person space themed 100k trail run and 10k relay happening here in eastern North Carolina. We look forward to seeing you this month in-person or virtually.
-Colin Hackman
President, It's Go Time
UNCW Track and Cross Country Officials Needed 
(Wlmington, NC) Ever wanted to officiate track and field? Get paid to watch NCAA athletes chase their dreams! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. UNCW Track and Field is seeking out folks to help them in the 2021 season (and beyond) to work as officials at their home meets. Potential to work other NCAA meets in the region too.

Interested? Email
Fayetteville Running Club Continues Fun Small Group Offerings
(Fayetteville, Hope Mills, Smith Lake) While races are still on hold in Fayetteville, many runners are still 'meeting up' for the fun of running together. The FRC is hosting several events each week/month including the popular Winter Trail Series, Easy Like Sunday Morning Runs and Midweek Miles. Come meet some new people who love running, and talking, and having fun like you do. Check out all the options on the FRC Meetup Page
The Lo Tide Run is moving to Lake Park
(Carolina Beach, NC - March 13) The in person fundraiser will start and finish, socially distanced, at Lake Park on the southside of downtown Carolina Beach. We are working under the Governor's current order with wave starts. New maps coming soon! The event offers a virtual option as well.
Hoggard Cross Country Wins Again!
(Wilmington, NC) Hoggard High School's Ladies Cross Country Team has done what no other area team has ever done - TWICE!  That's win a NCHSAA 4A State Cross Country Championship. Now back to back champs, Head Coach Rhonda Schilawski's squad, led by sophomore Molly Parker (3rd overall), ran an average time of 19:44 for the 5K XC race held at the Ivey Redmond course. The Hoggard boys narrowly finished second. Two points behind 2020 champs Cardinal Gibbbons. Incredible job Hoggard!
New Speed and Agility Training for Youth 
(Carolina Beach, NC) - USATF Certified, State Champion Coach, Ryan Hauck is now offering a speed and agility class aimed at developing the overall athlete.   Each week they will focus on the various factors involved in being fast. Each session is limited to ten athletes and we ask that your athlete be middle school age or older.

When:  Every Wednesday
Where:  Mike Chappell Park
Time:  4:30 to 5:30
Cost: $20 per Session
Questions: Contact Ryan Hauck
Ultra Running Guys 
(Digital) Ever even considered dipping a toe in the world of Ultramarathoning? If so let Jeremy (our blog writer) and Jeff be your guide. They have TONS of original content on ultrarunning in the eastern US. Check them out on Spotify or YouTube

February 2021

Wrightsville Beach Valentine Run
Wrightsville Beach, NC
February 13

Polar Plunge & Run
Kure Beach, NC
February 20-28

March 2021

Steve Haydu St. Patrick's Day Lo Tide Run
Carolina Beach, NC
March 13

Mission 100K
Elizabethtown, NC
March 19 & 20

Sally's Run
Wilmington, NC
March 27

The Blue Ribbon Run
Wilmington, NC
March 27 

April 2021

Rabbit Run
Wilmington, NC & Virtual
April 3

Southern Tour Ultra
Wilmington, NC
April 10

Wilmington Marathon
Wilmington, NC
April 17

Miracles in Motion Run, Walk or Roll
Wilmington, NC
April 23

NSEA Sprint for Swimclusion
Wilmington, NC
April 24

Journey to Heal Ministries Hope Run
Wilmington, NC & Virtual
April 25
Wrightsville Beach Valentine Run
February 13, 2021
Wrightsville Beach, NC
Celebrate this Valentine’s season with a heart-themed race with the spectacular views of Wrightsville Beach. Distances include a 5K or 10K, or make your heart beat a little faster and run both the 5K AND 10K in the Double Trouble event. REGISTER NOW
Polar Plunge 5K & 1 Mile
February 20-28, 2021
Virtual Race & Plunge

Registration Prices Increase on February 20th

It's time to PLUNGE! Support Special Olympics athletes with a chilling plunge this February. The poplar Polar Plunge & Run has gone virtual for 2021! Run, walk, or plunge anytime, anywhere February 20 – February 28, 2021. REGISTER NOW
Mission 100K
March 19 & 20, 2021  |  Elizabethtown, NC
Race Distances:
  • 100K Open Race for Individuals
  • 100K Relay (10K per leg)
  • 10K Moonshine Relay (2.5K per leg)
Inspired Bladen County's living legend, NASA Astronaut Curtis Brown Jr. '"Curt", this race takes runner's through Brown's Creek Nature Park in Elizabethtown, NC. The course features amazing single track, hilly, non-technical terrain. Hardwoods, pines, creeks, and field. 
The Runner's High Vol. 11: The Rise of The Ultras

“You just finished 100 miles, buddy.”

Those were Tom Clifford’s words as Russ Leaptrot rounded out his 24-hour effort to win the Southern Tour Ultra Last Man Standing event in mid-January.  Tom has directed plenty of races, but this was no doubt his first time closing out an event with a sentence like that.  Russ had left an impression, to say the...

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