The Nutcracker Endurance Run


Dec 10, 2022 at 6:30 AM

The Nutcracker Endurance Run

121 E H st #101

Erwin NC, 28339


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Entry Fee $45
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $70
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 3H, 6H, 12H

Type: Ultra

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2020


12 Hours of Holiday Miles – For a GREAT Cause
2019 was our biggest and best year yet. New course records, and attendance numbers. 2020 here we come!! The Nutcracker Run has been and ALWAYS will be a 100% NOT FOR PROFIT event. Proceeds from the events held will go directly to The Dunn Police Athletic and Activities League, and The Dunn Rotary Club! Over the past three events, we have donated $4,500, $5,200, and over $6,000 in 2018 (2019 donation $7,500)
Ask around about our events. I think you’ll hear comments like “friendliest group ever”, “awesome aid stations”, “great race course”, and the like. We keep registration fees as low as possible while still understanding that we are raising money for local charities.

The 12 hour race draws great ultra runners from across the country, as well as beginners looking to push their limits. The 6 hour event started with in 2017 and has since more than doubled in size. The 3 hour endurance run draws super fast participants as well as those looking to try out a “timed event”. We anticipate each event to grow again in 2020

These endurance runs will be on a 5 mile (each way) 10 mile per lap down and back course that is composed of crushed gravel towpath. The course is Dunn’s rails to trails path. This trail will challenge any runner, it is a beginner’s trail, but the length and the three mini hills can get to you in the latter hours.
In the 12 hour, for 10 hours you will run to Dunn and back, the final 2 hours you will do 1/2 mile repeats (1 mile round trip) to the cones and back.
The 6 hour will do 4 hours to Dunn and back, the final 2 hours you will do 1 mile round trips to the cones and back.
The 3 hour will do 1 full round trip to Dunn, then complete 1 mile round trips until time is expired.

Registrations received 30 days or less in advance of event date are not guaranteed the shirt size they registered for.
All participants will receive a custom race shirt, and a finishers award. Prizes for 1,2,3 in each event.
Costumes, Ugly sweaters, TONS of food, beer and so much more!


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Past Event Dates

Held on Dec 10, 2022

Held on Dec 11, 2021

Held on Dec 12, 2020

Event Results