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Event Details
06.1.2019 Go Far Go Fast Go Medieval


Event Details

For many, this will be your child’s first running race. Whether new to racing or not, we want it to be a fun and safe experience. This race will be a kid friendly event for boys and girls in preschool through 12th grade, as well as a 5K for grownups! Children 7th grade and up will race as well as volunteer as mentors to guide the younger children through the race course. Many will have experienced Go Far at school, but this event will be open to the public. Kids will decorate race numbers, do a special warm-up, race a timed event with music and lots of people to cheer them on, receive cool awards and have a terrific experience. The race will take place at the famed Durham Fair Grounds and will be closed to traffic. 


  • Discounted Fee Deadline: May 15  

  • Online Registration Deadline: May 28

  • Fees  $15 per person, $20 after May 15

  • Sorry, No guaranteed prize after May 15.

  • All fee dollars help maintain Go Far.

  • Youth mentors provided for all events. Parents, we need you for cheering, or run yourselves in the first race!!

  • Please choose no more than one race per child.

  • Kids from Preschool to 12th grade eligible to race, as well as adults 18+.

  • Rain or Shine (No refunds)

  • Registration/race bib pick up is on Fri. 5/31 from 6-8 pm at Fairgrounds 

      and Sat 6/1 from 7:00- 8:45am. Races start promptly at 8:00.

  • Please leave your furry friends at home.  No dogs allowed at the Fairgrounds.



Bean Race
         "Bean" Race
      1/3 mile. ages 4 and under. 
For tots, this race is named in honor of Brenna Zettergren, one of our mightiest super heroes who showed us the true spirit of Go Far each and every day during her long illness.  Children are guided by "Big Kid" mentors through the race course. 
              1/2 MILE
         Ages 6 and under

If you have a super hero who is often seen running laps around your home, consider this race. 

             1 MILE

          Up to 6th grade


Generally our largest race, this is designed for our grade school super heroes who can run the bigger circuit.

             2 MILE
        up to 6th grade
Some kids are born distance runners. This two lap circuit around the fair grounds is designed for those kids who can comfortably cover the mile and continue on.
            1 Mile

     Grades 7 through 12. 

This race is designed for our powerhouse heroes ready to break the speed barrier!


Grades 7 through 12.


This race is CIAC certified and perfect for distance runners. The three loop circuit will bring out the marathon runner in these heroes.


Adults ages 18+ 

For adults of all ages!  The start time and course is the same as the grades 7-12 group but prizes and times will be separate.



Race day registration permitted

No prize guarantee on race day, 

Online registration encouraged.

Register by May 15 for guaranteed prize. 

Registration CLOSES at 8:45 a.m. 6/1

Race Bag Pick-Up 5/31 6-8 p.m; 6/1 7:00-8:45am 

  8:00 Adult 5K ages 18+ AND 5K Grades 7-12

  8:45  1 mile grades 7-12 

  9:00  5K awards

  9:15  Warmups

  9:30  Little tots-“Bean” age 4 and under

  9:45  ½ mile- age 6 and under 

  9:55 1 mile- boys up to 6th grade 

10:00 1 mile- girls up to 6th grade 

10:25 2 mile- up to 6th grade 

Awards following finish of 2 mile race

Directions & Parking

Use the Upper Town House Road Entrance   (#24 for GPS) at the south end of the Durham Town Green. Head down the hill into the fairgrounds. Boys Scout leaders will assist into the lot on the left just prior to the medical building. 

course maps

Awards include:

  • A finisher medal for each participant that races.

  • A guaranteed t-shirt for each runner that enters by May 15.

  • Overall and age group awards for each race. See link below for details. 

  • The Bean Award: These special awards are in given in honor of Brenna Zettergren to a child from each school that displays the spirit of Go Far each day.

Awards will be distributed after races on 5/26

On race day, we'll be needing all hands on deck!

There are many jobs that need to be done. We'll need help with set-up, cheer zones, registration, run assistance, food provisions and much more. Please help if you can.  


This wellness event wouldn't be possible with out the support of our sponsors. Your help is invaluable to Go Far's programs. Please click to donate.


Race results for 2018 can be found Here


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