The race will be a 4.5 mile out and back course beginning at POPS and following the Thermal Belt Rail Trail North to Mill Town Brewing Company in Spindale, and then back to POPS. There will be one aid station at Mill Town Brewing, and one aid/medic station in the middle of the course.
The first runners will leave Pavillion on Park Square (POPS) at 6am. The first wave will run 12 hours from 6am to 6pm. The second wave will run 6 hours from 7am to 1pm. The third wave will run 3 hours from 9am to 12pm.
There will be food, water and electrolytes available at every aid station, and various food choices throughout the day. Runners should also plan on bringing their own supplies to set up near the start/finish. Space will be provided for tables, chairs and tents for runners and their crew. Awards will be presented at 6:30 during the after party held at the Twisted Pear in downtown Forest City.
The Throwing Bones & Forest City Movement Fest will begin at POPS at 9am and will go until 4pm. There will be events for participants of ALL ages, and current physical abilities, encouraging and educating participants on ways to stay healthy and active every day, including through cancer treatment.
Throwing Bones is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage blood cancer patients to stay healthy and active through treatment. Throwing Bones’ programs include the Cancer Active Assessment series, Cancer Active Education, and the Cancer Active Coaching Network.
All funds raised through the 2022 Not-A-Sprint Weekend will be used to encourage those affected by blood cancers to stay healthy and active through treatment, and to support the Kirk Wilkerson Cancer Heroes memorial contribution to East High School Athletics, where local Forest City cancer hero, Kirk Wilkerson coached the East High School Football team and changed lives.