This year’s Race Fest will take place on Saturday, November 21, at 8AM. Come participate in the only road races that finish INSIDE Dowdy Ficklen Stadium & see yourself on the giant scoreboard! Presented by the Pitt County Pirate Club Chapter, all proceeds benefit student athletic scholarships via the ECU Pirate Club. The 5K starts at the ECU Hall of Fame, down to campus entrance, back up Elm and then past Clark-LeClair Stadium and finally INTO Dowdy Ficklen Stadium. Looking for a fun family experience? Bring the kids and participate in the family friendly 1 Mile Fun Run, which also finishes INSIDE Dowdy Ficklen Stadium! Come hang out with PeeDee & the ECU Cheerleaders! Free parking will be available on site, in the Silver lot (behind the North Side/Upper Deck of Dowdy Ficklen Stadium).
Returning in 2020 is a Runner Referral benefit. You can earn a $15 refund of your registration fees by referring 3 friends to sign up and join you at the Pirate Chase Race Fest. All you need to do is share your unique referral link, which you will receive when you register for the race. Get 3 friends to sign up for the Race Fest and you will automatically receive a $15 refund of your registration fee. Cha-Ching! You can email, share on social media or text your friends this link. You can receive an additional $15 refund on your registration fees for each additional 3 friends you refer up to the amount paid for your registration.
We're extremely excited to bring this event back to runners across Pirate Nation, throughout Eastern NC, and beyond! We appreciate your support, and look forward to seeing you all on April 18! Each participant will receive a shirt included in their registration.
Courses 5K course is USATF certified and course maps are posted online and will be available on race day.
Awards Awards will be given to the top overall male and female finishers, as well as the top male and female finishers in the following age groups: 15 & under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over.
Packet Pickup/Registration Packet pickup will be race day (at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium) from 6:30- 7:45 AM.