There are so many reasons to join the New Balance Dash for Doobie, the newest member of the NCRunners Elite family of meets! Let me count the ways:
- You want to sharpen up for a postseason national race, like Foot Locker South or RunningLane
- You want to post a new 3200 PR while you're still in peak form at the end of the fall season
- You want to qualify for the North Carolina indoor state championship
- You want to race under the lights, in an electrifying atmosphere, against great competition
- You love to run and don't want the fall season to end
- You love the running community, and want your entry fee to fund scholarships for fellow runners
- You want to be on the live stream and have epic night time action pictures taken
Whatever the reason, the time has come for you to register! Don't miss out on one of the most important and exciting events in the southeast, a meet that has become a signature part of the transition from fall to winter.
- Click on the link above
- Submit your information using the Google doc
- Pay your entry fee through RunSignUp
Over the past 15 years, the Dash for Doobie has established itself as one of the most important meets in the Southeast.
From its humble beginnings as the Reagan Two-Mile Tune-Up in 2008, the meet has grown enormously in both size and quality. DFD has become a competitive cornerstone of both the cross country and indoor track seasons, producing some of the fastest 3200 times in state and national history. Situated between the cross country state meet and the major postseason national meets, it has served multiple purposes for the regional high school running community: preparation for upcoming races, capping off the cross country season with a fast time, qualifying for the indoor state meet.
Since 2019, New Balance has served as the sole sponsor of this event, helping to add both substance and flair to the proceedings. Last year's meet boasted 12 boys heats and 6 girls heats, and the atmosphere is unparalleled, with crowds on the track, cool November evening temperatures, and excited fans of the running community! The time is coming for you to plan to join this prestigious, historic, and downright fun event.
In addition to its competitive value, the Dash for Doobie also provides important social and academic benefits. Beginning in 2012, the meet took on its current name in memory of Nicholas Doub, a Reagan High School cross country runner who passed away far too soon. To honor the spirit and energy that Nick "Doobie" Doub brought to the Raider family, a scholarship fund was established and gradually expanded. Now, two Reagan seniors and two participating runners (one boy and one girl in each category) will be awarded one-time $500 scholarships.
Same Tradition, New Management
This year, we're excited to announce that the New Balance Dash for Doobie is joining the NCRunners Elite family of meets! Our goal is to not only preserve and continue the proud tradition that already exists, but also to continue to expand and improve. Most important of all, we want to keep the entry fee reasonable, while still funding the scholarships that add such a special additional touch to what is already an amazing event.
You don't want to miss out on one of the best meets in the nation, so put the Dash for Doobie on your calendar now, and register next weekend!