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This historic event features three distances including the marathon, half marathon, and 5K plus a bonus challenge option. The half and full marathons use the gorgeous A & Y greenway in Greensboro, NC. This scenic, paved rail trail is a favorite to both race and train on. The 5K is takes place in Country Park, Greensboro's running Mecca.
Whether a veteran to distance running or a relative newbie, this event is a MUST DO for the course, the schwag, the glory, and the PARTY!
New in 2021, we are excited to announce the NEW Cannonball Double Barrel Challenge. The 5K portion of the races has moved to FRIDAY evening! This shift provides the unique opportunity to race in the evening AND opens up the challenge of participating in the 5K on Friday and either the half marathon or marathon on Saturday. Double Barrel Challenge participants receive a unique finishers medal and shirt for EACH event PLUS a third medal with bragging rights!
All race participants will receive a finishers medal (Kids dash will not receive a medal, but their own "goodies'), t-shirt, food, beer (21 and up), and snacks! **You must register 2 weeks prior to event to guarantee a shirt.**
If you'd like to cheer on your favorite runner (Mom, Dad, friend, co-worker,etc.) what better way then to volunteer and get a front row seat! Bring your cow-bells and amazing spirit along the course and give them the much needed encouragement to cross the finish line! Visit our volunteer link here! Volunteers receive the same perks as participants....volunteer shirt, food, beer (21 and up) AND a discount to a future race with us!
The race has a NO WORRIES race registration guarantee so you can feel confident that you will NEVER lose the value of your race registration.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for The Omega Sports Cannonball Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include:
We all know everything is better with friends, most especially when running! And triple that sentiment come race day!
Teams can be comprised of family, friends, co-workers, work out buddies...heck, anyone can join a team.
It is easy to create or join or a team when you register.
TEAMS of 5 get the packet pick up VIP Treatment!
The entire team will have their runner bags pre-packed with shirts and race bibs so 1 team member can pick up the entire teams bags.
BONUS Teams of 10 or more get a reserved space to set up on race day for the party in the park!
Your reserved space includes early load in for tents and gear (vehicle access baby!)
All teams will receive recognition during the awards.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: The cut off for teams to qualify for the reserved race day space and/or the packet pick up VIP treatment is 12:00 PM on Thursday October 21. While participants can still register and may join your team we will NOT be able to pull the late registration bibs to be picked up with the team NOR will we be able to adjust the reserved space for race day set up.
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