Hillsborough Running Club (HRC), a non-profit organization has been in operation since March 2013.

Largely from revenue from the Historic Hillsborough Half Marathon and 5K event held annually since 2016, plus other smaller events, HRC has been able to donate money each year totaling $61,938 (as of November 2019). All proceeds from HRC events go back to local charities and organizations.

Visit the HRC website for the full list: 

Hillsborough, North Carolina is a small town with a big history, and with architecture spanning three centuries, numerous beautiful parks and trails, Hillsborough provides an incredible location for a road race.  Hillsborough continues to host numerous successful races, including the Little River Trail runs, Got GRIT? 5K race, and the Camp Chestnut Ridge Trail races.

The 2016, 2017 and 2018 events were a great success. We received some fabulous
feedback from our participants, and look forward to making some tweaks to the event and welcoming everyone back in 2019. One main change to the route will be to remove the off road section though the school play park on the Half Marathon route and down the grassy bank into Gold Park. A new section of trail from Gold Park onto Eno Mountain Road will be complete prior to the 2019 event.
This event is operated by Hillsborough Running Club, which was founded in 2013, and operate weekly club runs from Weaver Street Market. Both the half marathon and 5K routes have been designed to showcase many of Hillsborough’s historic sites, and scenic routes.
Cheer Squad

If you are part of a group, team or band, we like to hear from you. We need more runner support for our event in 2017.


For more information about volunteer opportunities, click on the button below