We are so very excited to bring you the Main Street Half Marathon of Mocksville…. From the first time we laid eyes on “you” it was love at first sight. From welcoming neighborhoods to a culture infused downtown area, our local leadership saw a clear vision for this race - highlight some of the greatest things Mocksville and the surrounding area has to offer – beautiful landscape, welcoming communities and generously supportive small businesses…while doing what we can to contribute in the fight against one of the area’s biggest challenges – addiction. If this is a vision you can get behind with us, spread the word, share this post…tap a friend, family member or business that may be willing to join in, run with, sponsor or support….we’re confident that visiting the beautiful town of Mocksville, on race weekend or any other weekend of the year, will certainly be “time well spent”.
Please Note: we are still confirming and adding some of the final details, so information on this page is subject to change. Check back closer to the event date for our final timeline!
EXPO, Packet Pickup, & “Superhero Sprint”
Can you imagine an expo experience that’s fun for the entire family? Our “open to the public” pre-race experience allows participants, family members, tourists, and community residents to stroll the town and enjoy the various shops, live music, merchants, etc. and take advantage of the exclusive participant media guide and coupon book to the downtown shops! Event participants will love their custom “Main Street” shirt as well as giveaways from local businesses, expo vendors, and official “merch” in the “Main Street” store….and, of course bring your superheros...for ages “old enough to tot and not too cool to trot”, our “Superhero Sprint” down Main Street is just about the most adorable way to kick off the weekend events AND start healthy lifestyles young!
Mocksville and the greater Davie County area offer multiple large chain hotels, as well as numerous bed & breakfast establishments, and many available rooms on sites like AirBNB.
S. Main Street, Mocksville, NC 27028 near the intersection of Depot Street
WALKERS AND PUSHRIM ATHLETES: Begin 7:30 AM
RUNNERS: First Wave goes off 8:00 AM
Mocksville has ample off-street and on-street public parking. Participants may also use the County Library Lot located at 371 N Main St, Mocksville, NC 27028
Whether you stopped aging years ago or are still celebrating birthdays with the kiddies, who doesn’t love a “goodie bag”. Participants will love their custom MSHM shirt as well as the custom medal of achievement they’ll receive as they head to the finish line party, grab a beverage or two and enjoy food and refreshments generously donated by local businesses. Additional food & beverage will be for sale for friends and family members!
Listen for the music to get you revved up and look for the hundreds of other anxiously awesome participants waiting the gun! Please note, with the exception of Main Street, all course streets will be open to traffic so please be mindful of safety, and pay close attention to corralling and starting instructions (start will be “chipped”). Runners will be corralled and released in waves based on estimated finish times, which will be assigned on bibs.
Runner waves will begin being released at 8:00 AM sharp!
PLEASE NOTE this event is walker friendly. Walkers will have a 7:30 AM start time.
We’re runners first….not elites, but “age-groupers” just like you….so on top of some of NC’s most beautiful scenery, country roads, groomed trails, a “babbling river”, a few rollers, a vineyard or two…plenty of friends at local schools, churches and the YMCA, and a fast finish….this course is the perfect mix of distance, hills, and speed…and a challenge you can feel amazing having achieved! The course will remain open until 11a (3 hours for runners, 3.5 for walkers), and will have plenty of aid stations stocked with water and gatorade, and nutrition at the halfway point. More course details can be found HERE.
Ever finish a race and feel like you’ve been “welcomed home” by family…that’s the charm of Main Street and the community that surrounds it. Run through the country’s most beautiful areas on your way to a post-race celebration with your actual family…and those that after 13.1, somehow sorta feel like it! Enjoy your custom medal of achievement as you head to the finish line party, grab a beverage or two and enjoy food and refreshments generously donated by local businesses. Additional food & beverage will be for sale for friends and family members!
In addition to custom medals for all finishers, we are going to have a custom designed award for first place overall male and female runners. But that’s not all! 2nd and 3rd Overall M/F, 10 Year Age Groups (Top 3 M/F), Team Challenge, and introducing The Mayor’s Cup Fitness Challenge! This Stanley Cup style award will be given to the winning town to display in their town hall for a year! There will also be a couple of other little surprises, so stick around for the awards ceremony and applaud everyone’s accomplishments.
Main Street Half Marathon Relay
Bibs, Timing and Logistics
If you sign up for the relay, both members of your team will receive relay-specific race bibs, shirts, and all the same swag as the rest of the runners. Your bibs will both have timing chips on them–Runner 1 will receive a timed result from race Start to the Transition zone, and Runner 2 will receive one from the Transition Zone to the Finish. Your team will receive an overall result based on combined times of Runner 1 and Runner 2. Your results will be listed by team.
The Transition Zone
After the race starts, the second leg runners should make their way to the transition zone to await their team member (see transportation information below). We will have a spotter out on the course as runners approach the transition zone. When Runner 1 of your team comes into view, we’ll call announce your approach to a second volunteer who will let Runner 2 know it is time to enter the Transition Area for the hand off. A third volunteer will be directing relay runners into the appropriate lane for the transition while the rest of the runners enter the pass-through lane for their split time. It is important that both runners cross the Transition Zone timing mat together so we have a finish time for Runner 1 and a start time for Runner 2.
After Runner 2 runner heads out, Runner 1 will receive their race medal, and can grab some water or Gatorade before making their way to the finish line to cheer on their teammates.
Relay teams can meet at the Transition Area Parking (see map) in the morning, leave one car there and then drive together to the start. After dropping off Runner One, Runner Two should drive down to the Transition Zone. Runner 1 would then drive that car down to the finish so that both Runner 1 and Runner 2 will have their cars after the race. If you choose to do this, make sure you both have the right sets of keys before the race starts!
Follow Your Runner to Finish
There are a few key spots along the route that will give you an opportunity to catch sight of the runners and cheer them on. A map with parking and suggested cheer zones can be found here: Spectator Map (Coming Soon!)
“Loudmouth” (cheer) Zones
Let’s be honest…everyone knows a “Loudmouth” or two…the difference, in this social setting, they are EXACTLY the people you want to see! With a whistle or a cowbell, or just literally a loud mouth…they know just how to lift your spirits when you’re churning out the miles. We'll be reviewing the best places along the course to set up your Cheer Camp and posting them here. Check back closer to race day!
Thanks to our friends and the professional staff at Pro-Activity, a sample training plan can be found here. Check our social media feeds every Sunday as we post the upcoming week’s scheduled workouts.