Category Archives: 10K

Reviews of Spring and Summer 2010 Races

Thanks to Courtney B. and Jim M. for providing some quick-hit reviews of spring races. We hope this helps MRC members decide which races they want to do next year! Want to add your thoughts? Send us an email to or post your comments below.

From Jim M.

Four on the Fourth / Carrboro / July 4th

  • Shady and relatively flat course around the neighborhoods in Carrboro
  • Really nice weather mid 60s at the start (incredible for July)
  • Very organized race staff
  • Large but very manageable race crowd (a little less then 700 racers)
  • Seamless last minute registration (except that they ran out of this year’s socks so I had to settle for last year’s Gobble and Gorge 8K)
  • The only negative was the lack of crowd support.

This is a great, well-organized mid-summer race.  It has a great local feel with many runners from the area, and everyone I spoke with had a great time.  Bottom line? It’s a great way to start your 4th of July holiday!

From Courtney

Dogwood 5K / Mebane / April 24 (I ran this race non-competitively, so my thoughts might be swayed by that!)

  • Fairly difficult course with several hills (including a finish on a long, slow incline!)
  • Warm but not unbearable (upper 60s to low 70s).
  • Super friendly volunteers with lots of encouragement along the course and at the finish line.
  • Great water station run by Omega Sports of Burlington.
  • Huge Mebane Running Club turnout (tons of cheering and support!)
  • Slight problem with traffic direction towards the back of the crowd (some folks were directed to the sidewalk and had to beware of traffic).

Young Life 5K / Burlington / May 8

  • Very difficult course (hilly, “halfway point” was a bit early in the race—so sad!, very little shade).
  • Hot temperatures (upper 70s or low 80s).
  • Great prizes: nice water bottles for second place winners, bookbags with goodies for first place winners.
  • A special shout-out to the Mebane Running Club over the PA system, plus a discounted registration rate ($5/off).
  • Organizers ran out of water and popsicles towards the end of the event.

Run for the Haw 5K / Graham / May 29

  • Flat, fast course, but with quite a few turns (however, this year was marked very well with signage at the school to make sure people didn’t miss the turn!)
  • Hot temperatures (upper 70s or low 80s).
  • Good prizes: nice socks for first place winners, extra random giveaways for non-winners.
  • Huge Mebane Running Club turnout – we represented about 1/3 of all participants!
  • The last 1/4 mile finish was on the track and was a bit difficult because it was very muddy from rain the previous few nights.

Running of the Bulls 8k / Durham / June 5

  • Very hilly course that crossed back over itself several times, making some folks feel a little dizzy/confused about where they were.
  • Absolutely zero shaded areas and the temperature was almost unbearable (upper 80s to low 90s)
  • Well attended race with several elite USATF certified runners and over 600 racers. It was neat to be a part of such a big crowd.
  • Super cool views of Durham during the race. You pass through a section of one of Durham’s prettiest neighborhoods—Trinity Park, through downtown, by the new ballpark and the American Tobacco area, and finish in the old ballpark.
  • Awesome Nike Dri-fit wicking shirts with great a cool race logo included in the cost. (Shirts that ACTUALLY fit and that you will ACTUALLY wear again!)
  • Wished the water station had been situated much closer to the finish, and that there were more of them. You had to stand in line to get water, and after such a difficult/hot race that was a bit tough!

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5k / Raleigh / June 12 (I ran this race non-competitively, so my thoughts might be swayed by that!)

  • Fairly hilly course that is very well marked.
  • Extremely hot temperatures (low 80s to upper 80s).
  • Huge crowd of racers with TONS of supporters along the course. If you’ve never experienced this race before, you must do it! The same people set up stations year after year with sprinklers, music and kids with water guns.
  • Course starts on the Meredith campus and winds through beautiful, old, established neighborhoods with gorgeous houses.
  • 75% of your fundraising (should you choose to do so) go to an excellent cause.
  • Although it is very well organized, they often run out of various sizes of shirts. Also, with this many people at an event, you can never be there too early!

2009 Turkey Trot Results

MRC members participated in events around the east coast on Thanksgiving. Congratulations to everyone on some preemptive calorie burning before the big feast!

Gallop & Gorge 8K – Carrboro, NC

  • Derek Waterhouse  38:27:50
  • Richard Kohrman  40:38:21
  • Ann Brady   41:45:99  3rd place age cat
  • Eliza Korhman  45:04:33
  • Tammy Rice   50:41:90
  • Laurie Conteh  50:44:49

Hurricanes Wrestling Club Turkey Trot – Mebane, NC

No results yet – but congrats to the following MRC members and friends who participated!

  • Rebecca Brouwer
  • Stephen Weinland
  • Erin Weinland (with Baxter Weinland)
  • Beth Payne

CenturyLink YMCA Turkey Trot 10K and 5K – Carlisle, PA

  • Denise Snyder         47:40 (10K)
  • Rod Snyder               32:30 (5K)
  • McKenna Snyder     32:39 (5K)

Turkey Trot 5 Miler – Miamisburg, OH

  • Linda & Charlie Kroger   44:15 (5 miles)

Seven Summits 5K for Pennies for Peace – Wayne, PA

  • Wally Bixby    21:36      6:58/m   40th overall    9/53 age cat
  • Elaine Bixby  28:28      9:10/m                              13/27 age cat

Mebane on the Move Results

Congratulations to the New Runners Program participants and rest of the Mebane Running Club on a great turnout today at the 3rd annual Mebane on the Move event. The Mebane Running Club was very pleased to be a partner with the Mebane Woman’s Club in this great event!

Full results for the 5K and 10K are available here.

Photos are available to view and download here and here. If you want a print copy, download them and take them on a disc or flashdrive to CVS or Walmart. You can also upload them to Snapfish or Kodakgallery to print and have mailed or be made into a gift.

Thanks to Elizabeth Bunner for her great finish line and general event shots! And thanks to Stephanie Rankin and Barb Taylor for volunteering as pace bunnies.

5K Results

John Montelli 1st place 50+ M  23:05    7:27M

Megan Squire 4th place W 30 -39   27:48   8:58M

Courtney Baker 4th place W 20-29  28:59  9:21M

Caleb Baker  29:01  9:22M

Elizabeth Brush   29:49   9:37M

Mike Brush  29:49   9:37M

Tammy Rice   30:01 9:41M

Laurie Conteh  30:05 9:42M

Caroline Ketcham 31:15  10:05M

Lynn Briggs 4th place W 50 – 59  31:19  10:06M

Audra Best  31:33  10:11M

Kristin Riley  31:40  10:13M

Amanda Blankenship 32:25 10:27M

Peggy Holmes 32:31  10:29M

Susan Frahm  32:49  10:35M

Karen Boley  33:20  10:45M

Katie Redmond 4th place W 13-19  33:32  10:49M

Beverly Martin  33:39   10:51M

Ginger Swain   34:17  11:04M

Beth Coble    34:17  11:04M

Lisa Darmo 34:23  11:05M

Mary Ann Monson 34:23 11:05M

Michelle Thompson 34:32  11:08M

Beth Davis  35:52   11:34M

Beth Wilkerson  37:50  12:12M

Rob Gray   39:30   12:45M

Joseph Schumacher 3rd place M under 12  41:09 13:16M

Margaret Schumacher 41:15  13:178M

Carey Holland  41:34  13:25M

Tammy Davis 41:36  13:25M

Mark Blackmon 42:40  13:46M

Kim Thompson 42:40  13:46M

Amanda Cantrell 50:13  16:12M

10K Results

Jack Mignosa 1st place M 30-39  39:34  6:23M

Steve Gray  47:11   7:37M

Jill Fricke  2nd place W 30 – 39  47:27  7:39M

Richard Kohrman  47:34  7:40M

Alan Schumacher  52:49 8:31M

Stephan Weinland  1:08:01  10:58M

(Email us if we’ve missed any current members!)

Starting Line Video

Finish Line Video

Upcoming Races

September 12th, 2009 – Mebane on the Move 5K / 10K & Mebane Mad Dash

Mebane on the Move will hold its third annual family race day on Clay Street in downtown Mebane on September 12th, 2009.

5k and 10k Run/Walk
1 mile Family Fun Run ($1 donation)

Race Times
07:00 AM – Registration
08:00 AM – Race StartMOM-logo-final

$20.00 Pre-registration (before September 1st)
$25.00 September 1st – 12th

Age Groups & Awards
Overall Age M/F
Overall Under Age 13
Top 2 M/F in age groups: 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+

Fourth and Clay Street, Downtown Mebane.


T-shirts available to all pre-registrants and day-of registrants while supplies last. Strollers / walkers are encouraged and will line up behind racers on the 5K course. Sorry, no pets.

The Mebane Mad Dash is a 1 mile fun run for kids of all ages. The Mebane elementary school with the greatest percentage participation will be awarded $750 in fitness / health equipment for their school.

From 1-40, Take the Mebane Oaks Rd exit 154
Proceed north on Mebane Oaks Road
Turn right onto NC-119/Fifth Street
Turn left on Clay Street

Info About Mebane on the Move
The Mebane Women’s Club has recently started an initiative called Mebane on the Move, which is designed to improve the health & fitness of our community. We are working in partnership with local businesses, healthcare providers, city government, schools and neighborhoods, to educate Mebane residents about the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. Furthermore, our goal is to provide more opportunities for our neighbors and friends to be physically fit and make healthy food choices.

More info, course maps and registration information – visit.

September 26th, 2009 – Bands on the Run 5k/Kids Half Mile Fun Run in Hillsborough

The event will begin and end at the Orange County Board of Education Building at 200 E. King Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278

The race will begin promptly at 9:00 am on Saturday, September 26, 2009.

Entry Fees
Adults: $20 (early) – $25 (late)
Children Ages 11-17: $15 (early) $20 (late)
Children Ages 5-10: $5

Entry Fee includes a great t-shirt!

1st place overall (male & female) , 2nd place overall (male & female)

Additional awards for the top two finishers (male & female) in each of the following age divisions: 8 and under, 9-12, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over. There will be no duplication of awards.

General Information and Packet Pick-Up
The Course is certified by USATF (NC08046PH). All performances will count toward state records and national rankings. Course is a paved asphalt surface with gentle hills and slopes through scenic downtown Hillsborough.

All pre-registration packets can be picked up at Cedar Ridge High School on September 25 from 4 pm -6 pm and on race day beginning at 7:30 am at the race site. Parking will be available at race site in all downtown Hillsborough Public Lots.

Race Management
The race is managed by the Orange County Band Programs. Registration, timing and results are performed by Off ‘N Running. For further information, contact Patricia Quigley at (919) 245-4000 x 21800.

From east of Hillsborough: Interstate 40 W to Exit 261 (Hillsborough), turn right. Follow Old NC Hwy 86 into Downtown Hillsborough. Turn right on Margaret Lane. The Orange County School Board Building is at the end of this street.

From west of Hillsborough: Interstate 40 / 85 to Exit 164 (Hillsborough), turn left. Follow Old NC Hwy 86 into Downtown Hillsborough. Turn right on Margaret Lane. The Orange County School Board Building is at the end of this street.

Register online at

Registration forms may be downloaded here