Run for Ray Trail Run 2016

 


 

 

Saturday, February 20, 2016
8:30 a.m.

Brunswick Nature Park
2601 River Rd SE
Winnabow, NC 28479

 


 

Results

 

3 Mile Results
9 Mile Results
18 Mile Results

2016 Photos

 

 


 

DISTANCES OFFERED

 

3 MILE ICON         9 MILE ICON        18 MILE ICON

 

Participants may choose to run or walk this TIMED 3, 9, and 18 Mile trail course. See course descriptions below.

 


 

START TIMES

 

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8:30 a.m.  –  9 Mile & 18 Mile
9:00 a.m.  –  3 Miler

 

Please plan to be at the start line 10 minutes prior to the start of the race wearing your race number on the front of your shirt.

 


 

ABOUT THE RACE

 

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 Run for Ray Facebook Page

 

The Run for Ray is coastal North Carolina’s premiere trail running event. Located on the packed pine straw trails on the low bluffs near Town Creek, The Brunswick Nature Park once again will play host to the event. The stacked looped single track trail system offers runners a challenging adventure, with many vistas just above the creek and just below a canopy of pine. Top finishers are given the most unique prizes in trail running – custom Powell-Peralta skate decks, just like Ray would have liked it.


 

ABOUT THE CAUSE

 

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The Run for Ray Trail Run is a fundraiser for the Ray Underhill Foundation. The Foundation raises money to help families that are affected by Chordoma and other cancers, to help them cover expenses that are not paid for by health insurance or government funding. The organization was established in memory of Ray Underhill, a father, husband, friend, and professional skateboarder who passed away in 2008 after a long battle with Chordoma.

Ray Underhill spent the last two years of his life battling a chordoma brain tumor. Despite the conditions debilitating effects, Ray maintained the kindness and strength he was known for. He was an example to his family and to his friends of what it means to be a father, a husband, and a friend. Throughout his ordeal, Ray never let his spirit succumb to the cruelty of the condition.

Ray will be remembered by some as a Powell-Peralta Bones Brigade pro skateboarder of the late 80’s with the smooth style and deep bag of tricks. By others in the skateboard industry, as the Gullwing team manager or web master at Eastern Skateboard Supply. To those who knew Ray, he is remembered as the guy we wish everyone else would emulate. Ray’s kindness, candor and his sense of humor should be an example to follow. If everyone in the world were just a little more like Ray, what an amazing peaceful place this would be.

Ray was born October 18, 1962, in Nashville, TN. He relocated to California in the mid 80’s to become a pro skateboarder. He married Kerry on September 5, 1992 and became a father when Keaton was born in 1995. They moved to Wilmington, NC in 1998 and worked for Eastern Skateboard Supply. His daughter, Olivia, was born in 2000. He was a volunteer at Ogden Elementary School. He was known worldwide and loved by all. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend.

After surgery, and several radiation and chemotherapy treatments, Ray passed away on Friday morning, August 1st, 2008 at a hospital near his home.


 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

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Friday, February 19, 2016
Two Wheeler Dealer Bike Shop
4408 Wrightsville Ave
Wilmington NC, 28405

4 – 6:00 p.m. – Packet Pickup & Onsite Registration

 

Saturday, February 20, 2016
Brunswick Nature Park  –  Under the covered gazebo/picnic area
2601 River Rd SE
Winnabow, NC 28479

7:30 a.m. – On-site Registration/Packet Pickup opens
8:15 a.m. – On-site Registration/Packet Pickup closes
8:30 a.m. – 9 Mile & 18 Mile Starts
9:00 a.m. – 3 Mile Starts
10:30 a.m. – Awards (this time is approximate)

 


 

THE COURSE

 

To honor Ray’s spirit of strength and kindness, we have organized the annual ‘Run For Ray’ trail run. The run format consists of the following course options:

One 3 mile trail loop

One 9 mile trail loop

18 mile (two 9 mile trail loops)

The terrain is technical, hilly, and the trail can be very challenging in some areas. Aid stations will be at various locations along the course with water and cups available. In an effort to Go Green with this event we ask you bring refillable water bottles or a Camelbak for which we will have plenty of water in coolers. 

 


 

PARTICIPANT PERKS

 

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RACE SHIRTS:

Top quality, ascetically pleasing, male and female cut shirts will make you look better than your friends – it’s a fact.
Participants who register by February 1, 2016 will be guaranteed one of those shirts.

 


 

AWARDS

 

18 Custom Skateboard Decks!

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  • Top 3 Male/Female finishers in the 3 Mile trail run
  • Top 3 Male/Female finishers in the 9 Mile trail run
  • Top 3 Male/Female finishers in the 18 Mile trail run

 

 


 

PACKET PICKUP & ONSITE REGISTRATION

 

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Friday, February 19, 2016
4 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Packet Pickup & Onsite Registration

Two Wheeler Dealer Bike Shop
4408 Wrightsville Ave
Wilmington NC, 28405

 

Saturday, February 20, 2016
7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Brunswick Nature Park  –  Under the covered gazebo/picnic area
2601 River Rd SE
Winnabow, NC 28479

 

Pre-registered participants may pick up their race numbers and shirts at packet pick up listed above. For those who wish to register in person, you may do so at any Packet Pickup listed above.

 


 

PARTICIPANT FEES

 

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3 Mile

Through February 6:  $25.00

February 7  –  Day of Race:  $30.00

9 Mile

Through February 6:  $35.00

February 7  –  Day of Race:  $45.00

18 Mile

Through February 6:  $40.00

February 7  –  Day of Race:  $50.00

 

Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on February 17, 2016. There is a $3 online credit card processing fee.

 


 

REGISTRATION

 Online registration has closed

You may register on-site starting at 7:30 a.m. the day of the race

or at packet pick up on Friday February 19th from 4 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the

Two Wheeler Dealer Bike Shop
4408 Wrightsville Ave
Wilmington NC, 28405


 

ADDITIONAL RACE INFORMATION

 

Why Get Involved?

 

Cancer has a way of impacting almost everyone in some way. Since the race began in 2009, the Run for Ray race sponsors and participants have contributed roughly $30,000.  Our goal is to continue to organize a first class event, raise awareness regarding this disease and continue to increase our event proceeds.  Your support is needed to assist the Run For Ray in reaching our goals, as well as increasing community participation.  It is tax deductible: tax ID #45-3863468

Ray Underhill spent the last two years of his life battling a chordoma brain tumor. Despite the conditions debilitating effects, Ray maintained the kindness and strength he was known for. He was an example to his family and to his friends of what it means to be a father, a husband, and a friend. Throughout his ordeal, Ray never let his spirit succumb to the cruelty of the condition.

Ray will be remembered by some as a Powell-Peralta Bones Brigade pro skateboarder of the late 80’s with the smooth style and deep bag of tricks. By others in the skateboard industry, as the Gullwing team manager or web master at Eastern Skateboard Supply. To those who knew Ray, he is remembered as the guy we wish everyone else would emulate. Ray’s kindness, candor and his sense of humor should be an example to follow. If everyone in the world were just a little more like Ray, what an amazing peaceful place this would be.

Ray was born October 18, 1962, in Nashville, TN. He relocated to California in the mid 80’s to become a pro skateboarder. He married Kerry on September 5, 1992 and became a father when Keaton was born in 1995. They moved to Wilmington, NC in 1998 and worked for Eastern Skateboard Supply. His daughter, Olivia, was born in 2000. He was a volunteer at Ogden Elementary School. He was known worldwide and loved by all. He was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend.

After surgery, and several radiation and chemotherapy treatments, Ray passed away on Friday morning, August 1st, 2008 at a hospital near his home.

 


 

PAST RESULTS

 

 

2015 Results

2015 Overall Results 2015 Photos

2014 Results

2014 3 MILE RESULTS 2014 9 MILE RESULTS 2014 18 MILE RESULTS 2014 PHOTOS

2013 Results

3.3 MILE RESULTS
9.5 MILE RESULTS
18 MILE RESULTS PHOTOS


FAQ & GUIDELINES
Waiver: The Registration Agreement & Liability Waiver is linked to the Online Registration. This must be selected and approved during registration.

Packet Pick-Up: Family or Friends may pick-up your Race Packet at Packet Pick-Up.

On-Site Registration: Registration is available starting one hour prior to race start. It closes 20 minutes prior to start.

Timing: Jaguar Bib Chip Timing will be used to time this race

Weather: This race is rain or shine. It will be postponed, rescheduled or cancelled if a severe weather warning is in effect.

Refunds:
Refunds requested by participant are as follows (minus credit card processing fee):
More than 60 days from event: Full Refund
Less than 60 days, but more than 30 days from event: 50% Refund
Less than 30 days, but more than two weeks from event: 25% Refund
Less than two weeks from event: No Refund
Entries are not transferable to other races Timed by Go Time as each race is organized by a different group. We must stick to this policy as race items have been purchased based on current registrations and it is not fair to choose who receives a refund and who does not.