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10th Annual 5K Reindeer Run Draws Record Crowd

For the 10th year, the Active Chatham 5K Reindeer Run/Walk brought runners from across the region to Pittsboro for a chance to get in the holiday spirit andIMG_6148 burn some calories in advance of the feasts to come later this month. The race, which took place on Saturday, drew runners of all ages and speeds. In total, 395 participants finished the 5K, the highest turnout in the race’s history. Over 50 volunteers worked hard to make the event a success.

Dylan Mathews took first place

Dylan Mathews took first place

Finishing in 19 minutes and 3 seconds, Dylan Mathews of Pittsboro took first place overall. Rounding out the top three were Clint Bryan and Kevin Doyle. In the female bracket, Bri Gaal of Morrisville was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 20:35. Paula Anstrom and Jennifer Parks, both of Pittsboro, finished second and third, respectively. The team “Nice Antlers,”made up of Paula Anstrom and teammates Carl Anstrom and Jason Figge, took first place among teams.

Following the race, over 35 children and their parents participated in Rudolph’s Family Fun Run.  Working their way through the CCCC THANKS trail, participants completed three challenges along the way, including acting like various animals. Each child who participated received a medal.

Thank you to all of those who made the event a success, including race organizers, volunteers, and, of course, the runnIMG_6542ers and walkers. Active Chatham, a health department sponsored coalition of community volunteers that works to highlight the importance of physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle, organized the event in collaboration with the Chatham County Partnership for Children. All proceeds from the race are used to enhance or increase access to parks, trails, playgrounds, or sidewalks and programs that promote physically active lifestyles.

For full results, please visit www.chathamnc.org/reindeerrun.


Registration Now Open for the 10th Annual 5K Reindeer Run/Walk December 13!

2014_ReindeerRun FINAL DesignRegistration is now open to the public! Visit the website http://www.sportoften.com/events/eventDetails.cfm?pEventId=13075 and use the promo code Fun2Run by August 5th and save $3 off the Individual Registration. That’s only a $17 individual race registration and you will receive a 5K t-shirt, be eligible for race awards and run/walk with friends, family and co-workers. Please note that this registration code is only available for one week and online processing fees may apply.

The 5K Reindeer Run/Walk starts at the Central Carolina Community College campus in Pittsboro, NC, where runners and walkers will begin the 3.1 mile USATF certified and sanctioned course on the T.H.A.N.K.S. trail, then run through scenic downtown Pittsboro and finish at the community college. Visit www.chathamnc.org/ReindeerRun to see the race route, donate money or volunteer.

We look forward to seeing you in December on 12/13/14!


The 2013 5K Reindeer Run/Walk was a Success!

Success can be measured by the attendance, but we prefer to measurRR2 2014e it by how much fun everyone had. Community members and families came together in December for the 5K Reindeer Run/Walk to participate, cheer on the runners, sing, volunteer and be active during the holiday season. New at this event were 18 students from Northwood High School’s a cappella group Pitch Please. Runners enjoyed listening to holiday and contemporary music along the race route while they ran with fellow runners dressed up as Santa Claus, the Grinch, elves, and in other festive outfits. Click here to see who won and pictures!


CCPHD’s Best of 2013

Happy New Year! As we enter 2014, let’s take a moment to look back at the highlights from 2013.

Click here to see the accomplishments.


Sign up for the 5K Reindeer Run/Walk!

Get ready folks, the ninth annual Active Chatham 5k Reindeer Run/Walk and Rudolph’s Family Fun Run are just around the corner! On Saturday, December IMG_135914, 2013, people from far and wide will come to Pittsboro for some holiday-themed physical activity fun. The race will start promptly at 8:00 a.m. at the Central Carolina Community College campus, where runners and walkers will begin the USATF certified 5K (3.1 mile) course on the T.H.A.N.K.S. Trail, run through scenic downtown Pittsboro and finish back at the community college. The 1-mile Rudolph’s Family Fun Run, which will start at 9:00am, is free for all and children age 12 and under who participate will receive a medal. Learn more!