Sign up now for 2016 Spring Water Run

After taking a year off, The 5K Spring Water Run will return this year as a featured attraction of the 35th annual Spring Water Festival on Saturday, Aug. 27. The run is sanctioned as an RRCA Grand Prix event.

Entry fee is $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the race. Pre-registration ends on August 21.

The 5K open race will begin at 7:45 a.m. 

(There will not  be a one mile fun run this year)

Registration will be held on the day of the festival, August 27 between 6:15 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot beside McDonald’s in downtown Williamston.

Medals will go to all finishers in the one mile race and trophies will go to the top two males and females in the 5K, the top two male and female masters and the first three places male and female, by age group.

Age groups will include 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65 and over.

Awards and drawings will be held following the one mile run. All registered runners are eligible for race day drawings which will include a variety of prizes. Pictures of all winners will be made immediately after presentation of awards.

The course includes city streets and country roads with rolling hills. Splits will be called at the one and two mile mark and water stations will be on the course, organizer Michael Vickery said.

Food and drink will be provided after the race for runners. The Williamston Police Department will secure all major intersections. Run applications are available at The Journal or by emailing Vickery at 

Online registration can be done at

Download 2016 5K Spring Water Run Application

 AnMed 5K Spring Water Run Map

Registration forms are also available at The Journal.