Arrrrgh you ready to run?

That's right, after a two year hiatus, the Pirate Chase Race Fest 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run has returned! This year’s Race Fest will take place on Saturday, October 28th, at 8AM. Come participate in the only road races that finish INSIDE Dowdy Ficklen Stadium & see yourself on the giant scoreboard! Presented by the Pitt County Pirate Club Chapter, all proceeds benefit student athletic scholarships via the ECU Pirate Club.

The BB&T Wealth 10K will start near the ECU Hall of Fame, run through the beautiful ECU Main Campus, Uptown to the Greenway, and back up Elm as you finish running past Clark-LeClair Stadium and finally INTO Dowdy Ficklen Stadium! The BB&T Wealth 5K starts at the ECU Hall of Fame, down to campus entrance, back up Elm and then past Clark-LeClair Stadium and finally INTO Dowdy Ficklen Stadium. Looking for a fun family experience? Bring the kids and participate in the family friendly Academy Sports 1 Mile Fun Run, which also finishes INSIDE Dowdy Ficklen Stadium! Come hang out with PeeDee & the ECU Cheerleaders! Free parking will be available on site, in the Silver lot (behind the North Side/Upper Deck of Dowdy Ficklen Stadium).

For more information or to register online, visit our website at

We're extremely excited to bring this event back to runners across Pirate Nation, throughout Eastern NC, and beyond! We appreciate your support, and look forward to seeing you all on October 28th!