When: Saturday, September 18th, 2021

Where: Rocky Mount Sports Complex (600 Independence Drive, Rocky Mount, NC)

Day of Registration Begins: 8:00am

Race Begins: 9:00am

Cost: $35.00




After 9/16/21 all registration must be day of on 9/18/21 beginning at 8:00am!

Event Schedule



Saturday (Race Day)

8:00 am - Day of Registration Begins

8:45 am - Opening Ceremonies
9:00 am - Race/Walk Begins
10:00 am - Awards


Course Description and Map

This USATF certified 5k course is every runners dream. It is a beautiful run through Rocky Mount's green-way system. The run will feature paved running surfaces along with a wooden pedestrian bridge. You will run on the Rocky Mount Sports Complex running trails, along side the Tar River, under bridges and loop around at Stith-Talbot Park. This course is mixed with mostly open sunny areas as well as mature trees and shaded running paths. This will surely be one of the most scenic 5k runs in eastern NC!

Run Map plus Registration Tent

Runner Shirts

All Runners will recieve a longsleeve Run for Life "Life is Sweet" shirt with registration. 

Longsleeve-Mock Slimmed

To be guaranteed your shirt size at packet pickup you will need to register no later than September 6th, 2021.


Sizes offered are as follows:

Youth: Large

Adult: Small, Medium, Large, XLarge, 2XLarge

Age Categories

Top 3 Overall Male
Top 3 Overall Female




Age group awards for men & women will be given three deep for each age category. Age group winners will receive custom 2021 Walk/Run for Life - Life is Sweet Medal.           

Top three overall male and female runners will receive a custom Medal, Custom YCRC Running Scoks as well as a Custom YETI 20oz Tumbler.

Cup, Socks, Medal

Timing Company

2019 Timing Company

Run the East is a professional, full-service race timing and management company based in North Carolina. We have over 15 years of experience managing, timing, and directing hundreds of events. Run the East provides finish line timing services and complete race and event management for road races, trail races, mud/obstacle runs, color runs, glow runs, cross country meets and triathlons/duathlons in the North Carolina area.

** Call Cody High at Your Choice Resource Center for more information. 252-446-2273 **