Patriot Derby

Event Date

Sat, Sep 13, 2014


Raeford, NC

About This Activity

Event Information for the 3rd Annual Patriot Derby

New to this annual event is the addition of the Patriot Derby Community 5K Race and 2 Mile Middle School Race!

Traditionally, the Patriot Derby has been a mid-season high school cross country invitational located at the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, NC. The event offers an opportunity for high school teams to compete on and preview the 4A/2A East Regional XC race course. We are excited to have added a 2 mile Middle School Only race as well as a 5K Community race to this year’s schedule.

The 3.1 mile course begins and ends on the horse track, and includes scenic wooded trails with some rolling hills, as well as open grassy fields. The course is spectator friendly!  The 2 mile course will use the same general route although abbreviated.

Concessions and T-shirts will be sold on site, and the proceeds will benefit the Pinecrest High School Running Program.

Due to time constraints between events and the nature of the course, we cannot allow strollers and/or pets. Community 5Kers must clear the course in 45 minutes to allow for the school races to begin on time. So, runners and walkers are welcome but must finish in 45 minutes or less.

The Community 5K registration is available on this site. The registration for the High School and Middle School races is hosted on NC Milesplit @

Event details and schedule

Early race bib pick up & late registration for the Community 5K will be at Dick's Sporting Goods in Southern Pines, NC from 12pm - 7pm on Friday, September 12th.

Event Day Schedule and Times: 

Race Day Registration/number pick up (Community 5K only) will start @ 6:00am

Middle School & High School Packet Pick Up opens at 6:00am

Open Community 5k begins @ 7:00am

Girls/Boys Middle School Invitational (2 mile) @ 8:00am

HS Championship Boys (7 runners)@ 9:00am

HS Championship Girls (7 runners)@ 9:45am

HS Invitational Boys (7 runners)@ 10:30am

HS Invitational Girls (7 runners)@ 11:15am

HS JV Boys (unlimited) @ 12:00pm

HS JV Girls (unlimited) @ 12:45pm

A Course map is available here.

Anyone entering the venue after 7am will be charged a $5 per car parking fee.

Questions? Contact John Buchholz at or (919) 667-5557.

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