Rutherford Outdoor Coalition

Running in Rutherford County NC

Are you an beginning runner searching for a way to get started? Or do you live to compete in great local events? If either of these sound like you then you'll be thrilled to know that ROC supports a Facebook running club and manages the Rutherford Race Series between February and Thanksgiving. Runners receive points, with awards presented to point leaders at the end of the series. Be sure to put our next race event on your calendar to participate! Below is a list of the races in the race series.

  • Box Creek Wilderness 10K
  • Sunshine Bear Foot 5K
  • Miles for Messiah 5K
  • Lure Classical Academy 5K
  • Leader of the Pack 5K
  • Meet Me At the Fountain 5K
  • Lake Lure Olympiad - 10K Dam Run
  • Lake Lure Olympiad- Race to the Rock 5K
  • Skirt Chaser 5K
  • Overmountain Victory 5K
  • South of the Mountains 5K
  • Elves and Bells 5K

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Bring a Map

Keep your maps in a plastic bag to protect them from the rain and know how to use them. GPS units are great, but they are not substitutes for knowing how to use a map and compass.