Mt. Pleasant, SC, — Four Oaks will be part of the course for the 4th annual Tuna Run 200 relay race on Friday, October 23rd. The Tuna Run is a running event that starts just outside of Raleigh and runs through Eastern North Carolina to finish in Atlantic Beach.
Runners will travel through the area from Benson and approach Four Oaks by way of Elevation Road before heading toward the Bentonville Battlefield Historical Association. Each of the 89 teams will have one runner on local roads at a time with support vans and teammates nearby. One thousand runners will be in the area Friday between 10:30am and 6:00pm.
The course along the back roads and through towns of Eastern North Carolina is split into 36 legs, and teams of 4-12 runners will cover the 200 miles. The race begins at 6:00am on Friday with waves of runners starting throughout the morning. The runners will race throughout the day and night and finish on the boardwalk in Atlantic Beach between 1:00pm and 5:00pm on Saturday, Oct. 24. Counties through which teams will run include Wake, Johnston, Wayne, Duplin, Lenoir, Jones, Onslow and Carteret.
Most teams have 12 runners, but ultra teams made up of a few runners are not uncommon for this type of race.
The Tuna Run 200 is a running relay adventure run along 200 scenic miles finishing at the beach where they will enjoy tuna.