MILES OF HOPE 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Over the last few weeks, we have all watched as our nation has been turned upside down in response to the COVID-19 crisis. It seems to have come out of nowhere yet has shut down so much of life around us. While this likely comes as no surprise given the current stay-at-home order and mandates against large gatherings, we must cancel this event. We never could have fathomed anything like this would have interfered with our fundraising and event plans this spring, yet here we are. This is obviously so disappointing but something we agree is necessary to help protect the health and safety of our entire community. We plan to host this event again in the Spring of 2020 and hope to see you all there!
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!
Join us for our second annual event in historic downtown Pittsboro. Thanks to many of you, last year’s inaugural event, Take CF Away Cycle & 5K, was a huge success. This year we have rebranded the event to Miles of Hope and we are excited to announce the formation of Take It Away 501(c)(3), a local non-profit that will host this event and conduct other fundraising activities throughout the year.
All net proceeds from Miles of Hope and Take it Away will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, an organization that is working tirelessly to fund life-saving research that will improve the lives of those affected by CF and hopefully one day discover a cure.
Miles of Hope is an event for the entire community. Whether you are a biker, runner/walker, or just enjoy music, family friendly actives, and eating pancakes, and cheering on race participants, Miles of Hope has something for you!
Race participants can choose from a 5K Run/Walk, or 22-mile, 44-mile, or 62-mile bike ride. The 5K course is a loop traveling through the mostly shared streets of historic Pittsboro. The bike routes head south of Pittsboro, through the picturesque country side of southern Chatham Country, before returning to Pittsboro. All events are electronically timed with awards. The 5K is apart of the Dick’s Sporting Good’s Piedmont Race Series.
T-shirts are guaranteed to all that register by April 13th, but we will do our best to have shirts for everyone.
Runners and bikers can register in person and/or pick up race packets on Friday April 24th from 12:30pm to 7:00pm at Deep River Mercantile, 115 Hillsboro St, Pittsboro, NC 27312
If you have any questions about the event, please contact
Pricing for the 5K and bike race an be found on the registration website.
Race participants will receive a free T-shirt and their race bib will serve as a free meal ticket.
A light cold cut sandwich will be available for bike race participants
Admission to the event and participation in all activities is free and open to the public. Donations welcomed.
Schedule of Events
Biker & Runner Registration Opens: 7:00am
Event Open to Public: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Race Start Times: 8:30am (for all events)
5K Ends: 9:30am
5K Awards Ceremony: 9:30am
22-Mile Cycle Awards: 10:00am
44-Mile Cycle Awards: 11:30am
62-Mile Cycle Awards: 12:30pm
Silent Auction Ends: 12:40pm
Last Call for Pancakes: 12:45pm
Cycle Support Ends: 1:00pm
40 East Chatham St.
Pittsboro NC 27312