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The Epsom Community Classic Run/Walk will be held this Saturday, August 29, 2020, from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Originally scheduled for April, the coronavirus pandemic necessitated a rescheduling to this later date.
The race is run on a 3.5-mile loop starting and finishing at Epsom Fire and Rescue located at 8120 NC Highway 39 in Henderson.
This event is being held in partnership with New Bethel Baptist Church with the end goal of raising financial support for missions.
Entrants have a choice of entering as a competitive or recreational runner. Competitive entrants will receive an official time and will be eligible for awards. Recreational entrants will not receive official times, but can either time themselves or see their times on the digital clock at the finish line.
The entry fee is $25 through August 28 and $30 on race day.
To register, visit the Epsom Community Classic link on RaceReach.com (click here).
Awards will be presented to the first three male finishers overall, to the first three female finishers overall and to the top three finishers in each of the following age groups (both genders): 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60-over.
Due to the road conditions, running with a baby stroller is not recommended. Also, please no pets.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be some changes to how the race is conducted. Water will be available both at the start/finish area and once on the course. Hand sanitizer will also be available. Vendors and food trucks will be taking their own precautions by serving pre-packaged food and drinks.
Depending on the dictates of the county, there may be post-race snacks available, but just to be safe, you may want to bring your own.