Sign up for 2nd Annual Northwood Charger Stampede 5K “Virtual” Run by March 13

Pittsboro, NC – Due to Covid-19 and different restrictions on gathering, the Northwood Charger Stampede 5K has switched to a virtual format. Participants will have the ability to run any time between Sunday, March 14th and Saturday, March 20th using the running app Strava to record your 5K time. You are also able to run at any place of your choosing but be sure to monitor your distance to make sure you do not finish short of a 5k or go over the required distance.

Register online here. Race fee: $30.
Registration ends March 13, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST

Northwood track coach Cameron Isenhour says that “You can run on the road on the treadmill on a trail on the track around your neighborhood. It’s up to you and you can run whenever you want, if you want to run in the morning or late at night. We’re trying to get people in Pittsboro area moving. So you can pause and finish later as long as you complete the 5k, which is 3.1 miles.”

Last year, for the 1st Northwood Charger Stampede Isenhour mentioned that it went “really, really well. We had 63 participants. My goal is to exceed that this year. It was fun with music and Cardinal Ray services timing our race last year and seeing everybody’s faces. But unfortunately due to COVID-19 we were unable to host the in person this year. But next year, we hope to be back on Northwoods campus.”

Where does the money that’s raised by this event go? “This goes directly to the kids. It takes care of gas to our meats and meat entry fees. It also helps cover snacks and water as well as seeding and camps that go towards the athletes. And as you know, the cross country is a non revenue sport. So your donations are helpful.”

Once you have completed your 5k and want to submit that as your official time, you can enter it using this Google Form. Any awards and prizes will be distributed based on these submitted times.

Awards will be given in the following categories:  Individual Overall, Individual age groups, and Teams.

Age Groups

  • 12 and under
  • 13 to 19
  • 20 to 29
  • 30 to 39
  • 40 to 49
  • 50 to 59
  • 60 to 69
  • 70 and up 

New this year, you can participate in the 5K as an Individual, Team, or School Team. This is reserved for groups from our local schools. Parents can register with their child(ren) in this group.

Teams consist of 5 persons or more. Team time will consist of the fastest three times on the Team added together

TEAMS: You can register all your members at once (with one credit card) or one by one (with separate credit cards). To set up your team, select Teams on the left and then Register & Create a Team. For your first Registrant, click “Team 5K” as your event. Then click the red “Team” button and create a Team name. From there, either complete your registration for your first member, or choose Add Another Registrant to register more team members. For team members registering separately after the Team has been created: Choose “Team 5K” as your event. To the right of the Team 5K event, click the “Team” button to search for your Team’s name.

***If you are a School Team, be sure to register for THAT event, not the regular Team registration. 

Shirts are guaranteed only to participants who register by Sunday, March 7th 2021. Shirt sizes cannot be exchanged or changed after this date.

Shirts and/or Awards can be picked up at Northwood High School in the Bus Parking in a Drive-Thru manner on Monday, March 22nd from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Awards Sponsored by FleetFeet Carrboro 

Award recipients will receive FleetFeet Gift Certificates courtesy of FleetFeet Carrboro 

Overall Finishers Awards(Male and Female)

  • 1st Place-$30.00 each
  • 2nd Place-$25.00 each
  • 3rd Place-$20.00 each

Note: Age-Group Winner(s) can NOT receive Overall Finisher Awards 

1st in Each Age Group (Male and Female) will each receive $15.00 

1st Place School Team 5K- The Top 5 Finishers will each receive $15.00 

1st PlaceTeam 5K- The Top 5 Finishers will each receive $15.00  Race Contact Info If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at