The Four Mile will start and finish at The Rocky Mount Mills, and take runners on a scenic view of Rocky Mount's Battle Park.  This park runs parallel to the Tar River, and shortly before the halfway point, crosses the river over what was once the longest wooden suspension bridge in the US.

The 1.5 Mile Fun Run and Walk will start with the Four Mile race and will turn around shortly after entering the park.  This shorter distance is perfect for young participants, or participants who require walking.



Runners and Walkers

All participants receive a Mill Chill race shirt, a customized race number, and a commemorative item.  In addition, participants in the 4-Mile race are eligible for awards in the follow age groups:

Under 14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Run-ologie will supply a total of $440 in gift certificates for age group winners

Course Maps


Race Results:

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why are you doing this race?

A: Caroline and Michael Forrester worked together as daughter and father to create the Rocky Mount Mills 5k.  It grew to something beyond their imagination with 450 registered participants and over $14,000 raised for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  After the race Caroline and Michael decided together to do it one more time, but this time to raise money for a charity that impacts their family on a personal level.  Learn more by clicking on "Our Story".

Q: Can I walk?

A: Yes.  You are welcome to walk the 1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Q: Who does the race benefit?

A: Although Ursula is the inspiration for this race, no proceeds are going to her.  Our passion is to help the cause and will give to the Multiple Sclerois Society.