Start It,
Stanly Race Series

Good healthcare is a team effort, and Carolinas HealthCare System Stanly, part of Carolinas HealthCare System, is your teammate in the race to wellness. The Start It, Stanly Race Series is a yearlong competition where runners and walkers of all ages compete for more than $2,000 in cash prizes. Participants earn points based on individual performances in six of Stanly County's top races, so be sure to join us for as many races as possible. It's your decision to lead a healthier life: Walk it, Bike it, Run it, Hike it, Try it!

New 2016 Races

Download the free running guide:

From start to finish, learn about the latest running and health recommendations.

  • Key components of a successful training program
  • Nutrition: before, during and after
  • Running injuries: causes, symptoms and treatments
  • Strength training exercises to improve performance

Download the guide here


Scoring will be judged on overall standings only *

* Overall Standings: You will be accumulating OVERALL POINTS based on your overall finish in the race

Check the standings here

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Breaking a tie

If there is a tie in points, the tie will be broken in the following order.

1) Whoever placed higher where the two racers competed in the same race.
2) If athletes were head-to-head during multiple races, whoever garnished the most points between those races wins.
3) Should they have not competed head to head, whoever placed highest in the most recent race wins.

End of Year Celebration

Please save the date for the Start It, Stanly End of Year Celebration and Awards banquet on November 7th, 2016 at Stanly Regional Medical Center.


Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 9 males and top 9 females at the end of the race series. Cash prizes are as follows:

1st place - $500
2nd place - $400
3rd place - $300
4th place - $250
5th place - $200
6th place - $150
7th place - $100
8th place - $75
9th place - $50

Bonus participation points are available throughout the race series.

  • Runners that participate in at least two races receive 5 bonus points
  • Runners that participate in at least three races receive 10 bonus points
  • Runners that participate in at least four races receive 15 bonus points
  • Runners that participate in at least five races receive 20 bonus points
  • Runners that participate in at least six races receive 25 bonus points

Participation Prizes

Participation prizes are available at the end of the series. All runners are eligible and entry will be dependent on the quantity of races entered. In other words, if you run all (6) races then your name will be entered six times into the raffle. If you only run (3) races than your name will be entered only three times.

*Points are cumulative; runners only receive the highest amount earned.