06/14/2014 @ 11:00 pm

Midnight Run for Water

5K Run

Louisburg, NC

About the Event

What //

5K Run

When //

Sat, June 14, 2014 @ 11:00 pm

Where //

Louisburg College, 501 North Main Street
Louisburg, NC 27549


Do NOT be misled.  Although the run is titled “Midnight Run for Water 5K,” it does not start at midnight.  Each year several runners make that mistake and arrived well after the 11 pm starting time. 

But in the race organizer’s defense, “Midnight Run” sounds a lot better than “11 O’clock PM Run.”

The race is the idea of the Water Warriors -  a group of middle school students from Crosscreek Charter School who are raising money for Kebeneti Primary School in Kericho, Kenya.  The objective is to collect money in order to build a well so that the school will have access to freshwater. Female school children are walking 5 miles to reach bacteria- infested water and miss half of a day of school. The run occurs at 11 pm, because, with the time difference, it will be the same time the girls are leaving to collect their water for the day.
Last year, 90 runners and walkers registered for the event.  Matthew Drown led the field in 20:32.  Emma Albright took the female title in 27:22.  Since this was the first time this course was run, both are course records.

The race starts and finishes at Louisburg College in Louisburg. 

Participants have a choice of competing as a recreational or competitive entrant. Competitive entrants will be issued a chip, will receive an official time, and be eligible for awards. Recreational entrants will not receive an official time, but they will be able to see their finishing times on a digital clock at the finish line.

The entry fees are $20 for recreational entrants and $25 for competitive entrants. T-shirts are guaranteed to all those registered by May 20th

Click here to download an entry form.