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2024 Not A Sprint 3, 6, 12 Endurance Run

Throwing Bones 3rd Annual Not-A-Sprint Weekend!

Monday, September 1st | Forest City, NC

The Not-A-Spring Endurance Run will be held August 31st – September 1st, 2024 and will once again offer many opportunities for you to support Throwing Bones!

Throwing Bones is partnering with the family and friends of cancer and community leader, Kirk Wilkerson, to continue his legacy of encouraging others, being physically active, and
promoting cancer education and research.

All funds raised through the 2024 Not-A-Sprint Endurance Run Weekend will be used to encourage those affected by cancer to stay healthy and active through treatment, and to contribute to the Kirk Wilkerson Cancer Memorial with East Rutherford High School Athletics, where Kirk made himself available as a mentor and coach for many athletes.

Runners preparing to start on race day during the not-a-sprint endurance run             Runner standing on a hill after having run up it
Packet Pickup/Late Registration

Packet Pickup will be from 4PM-6PM on Saturday, August 31, 2024 at the Race HQ in front of the Pavilion on Park Square in Forest City.


Each lap is 9 miles with 4.5 miles out and 4.5 miles back, and beginning at the Pavilion On Park Square (POPS) in Forest City and following the Thermal Belt Rail Trail North to Mill Town Brewing Company in Spindale, and then back to POPS. There will be one aid station at Mill Town Brewing, and one self-serve aid/H2O station in the middle of the course.

It is only a measly 95 feet of elevation over the entire course and it is paved the entire way. There will be few road crossings. Volunteers will be on hand to direct runners where necessary, but runners need to be aware of their surroundings at these intersections.

The course is partially to completely shaded on about 35% of the course which should help significantly with early September temperatures!

Course Map on Thermal Belt


Awards will be presented in the following categories:

  • Top 3 overall finishing distance for each time group M/F
  • Top finisher in each age group:
  • 18-29 years
  • 30-39 years
  • 40-49 years
  • 50-59 years
  • 60-69 years
  • 70 years and older

Custom Award for every 12 hour runner who completes 50 miles or more.

Awards will be given immediately after the finish of each respective race.


The Not-A-Sprint Endurance Run will be a chip-timed event using a timing chip attached to the back of your race bib (please don’t crinkle it!).  We will record your time at the turnaround point in Spindale and the Start/Finish area in Forest City.  All runners will be credited with half-laps.


There will be food, water and electrolytes available at every aid station, and various food choices throughout the day. Runners should also plan on bringing their own supplies to set up near the start/finish. Space will be provided for tables, chairs and tents for runners and their crew. There will be porta potties or public restrooms at miles 0, 4.5, 9, 13.5 and so on.


Volunteers are critical to the success of any event, including this one.  If you would like to volunteer, please register at the registration site. Thank you!

Runners running down a road surround by trees during the not-a-sprint endurance run             Runner running up a hill

Monday, September 1 (Labor Day)

12 Hour: 6AM-6PM
6 Hour: 6:30AM-12:30PM
3 Hour: 7AM-10AM



Please note that RunAsheville.com is listing this event as a courtesy and may not have the latest details for this event. For the most up-to-date info, please visit the official Not A Sprint 3, 6, 12 Endurance Run website.

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Aug 31 2024 - Sep 01 2024


6:00 am


Pavilion on Park Square
153 Park Square Circle, Forest City, NC 28043


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