Join us for Nash Community College’s second 5k!
Nash Community College welcomes all of our runners, volunteers, and sponsors to the Run for Knowledge on Saturday, May 7, 2016. This 5K run supports student learning and celebrates our community.
The race begins and ends at the Continuing Education Building located on Eastern Avenue. Runners will take off for the trees in a race that features a combination of road and trail. A complete course map is located HERE.
The Run for Knowledge hosted by Nash Community College is held in conjunction with the annual Ride for Knowledge. Proceeds from the Run for Knowledge benefit the Nash Community College Foundation and Student Government Association.
For information about the race contact the race director at
Blue Fest Sponsors:
Oakley Collier Architects
NCC Student Government Association
Rocky Mount Harley-Davidson
Nash County Sheriff's Office
Carolina Eagle Budweiser Distributors, Inc.
Reliable Accounting Solutions
Pierce Group Benefits LLC
Lou Reda's: An American Table
Nashville Chamber of Commerce
The Uniform House
Rocky Mount HOG Chapter
Oak Hall Cap and Gown
Wheeler & Woodlief
Rocky Mount Sun Drop
Belton & Schrimper
Doug Sauls BBQ
First Media Radio
George's BBQ Sauce
New in 2016: One Mile Fun Run/Walk!
FAQs | Awards | Rules | Results | Course Map
Q: Will there be a limit to the number of runners?
A: Yes, 250 runners/walkers will be allowed to participate in the Run for Knowledge.
Q: Is this event chip timed?
A: Yes, our friends with Run the East will provide chip timing.
Q: Can I walk this event?
A: Yes, walkers and runners of all abilities are welcome to participate in Run for Knowledge.
Q: Can I bring my dog, stroller, skateboard, bike, or 4-wheeler to this event?
A: No, due to the nature of this course, the above mentioned items will not be allowed. Strollers will be permitted for the One Mile Fun Run/Walk.
Q: What is this course like?
A: This course is a combination of paved roads and trail. The trail is narrow at times with rolling hills. The trail gracefully winds through the wooded areas that border Nash’s main campus.
Q: Where do I pick up my race packet?
A: Race packets can be picked up in front of the Continuing Education and Public Services Building from 3:00-6:00 pm on Thursday, May 5 and 12:00-2:00 pm on Friday, May 6. Remaining packets can be picked up on race day from 7:45 to 8:10 am.
Q: Can I register the morning of the race?
A; Yes, race day registrations will be permitted as long as the event is not sold out. We cannot guarantee your t-shirt size will be available. Early registration is strongly encouraged for this inaugural event.
Q: Where do I park?
A: Primary parking is available near the starting line. Additional parking will be conveniently located in nearby parking lots on the Nash Community College campus.
Q: What happens if there is inclement weather?
A: Come rain or shine we will still run. However, if there are any weather conditions that would make it unsafe for the runners and volunteers, the race will be delayed. Bear in mind that parts of the course may be muddy or slick which will make it more challenging (Please adjust your technique and gear as needed).
Immediately following the 5K, individual medals will be awarded in Nash Community College’s Run for Knowledge.
These medals feature our unique race logo and are custom machined on campus by NCC Machining Students.
The course record is up for grabs in this new race. With a maximum of 250 runners, your odds are high of winning a medal!
Awards will be given in the following categories for both men and women:
Overall Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female Finishers
Top 3 Male and Top 3 Females in each Age Group:
- Dogs, skates, bikes, and baby joggers are not allowed on the course.
- Runners must remain on the course and follow volunteer instructions.
- All race entries are final and no refunds will be provided.
- Transfer of race numbers is prohibited.
- Bandits and pacers are prohibited from the race. Any participant on the course without a number will be removed.
- Volunteers will be waiting at the finish line to remove timing chips. Once your chip is removed, please step away
from the finish line to allow those behind you a clear line. Feel free to enjoy refreshments near the finish line.