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Sponsors & Supporters

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We are extremely grateful and thankful to all the local businesses and people who support our runners and organization. 

Thank You!

If you are in Clayton, please patron these local small businesses. They are integral to the Clayton community and the growth of Clayton Area Runners!

Deep River Brewing Co.

Our longest supporter!

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Johnston County's First Legal Brewery is home to our longest on-going running event. Paul and Lynn also allow us to use their space to host our Annual General Meeting and hold our informal socials every Thursday. They provide Deep River swag (Pint Glasses, Hats, Shirts, Sweatshirts) for logging your runs from Deep River.

While there are many options for distances and routes from Deep River, our standard route is a 5-mile loop through Clayton. When you arrive at Deep River for our Thursday run, be sure to scan the QR code at the bar to track the number of runs you complete. Following the run, stick around for a very informal social with Deep River beer and a rotation of the area's best food trucks.

Meetup around 6:15pm | Group picture at 6:30pm | Stepping Off at 6:31pm

First Street Tavern

Our local gathering spot.

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First Street Tavern (FST) is our go to spot for our Wednesday Evening Runs. We've been running from FST for almost 5 years now and look forward to more years to come. The location has a great outdoor and indoor setting for our post-run socials. They have a rotation of beers on tap, wine and bottled beer available. Water is always free at bar for runners. They have variety of flatbreads and wraps for purchase as well.

The normal Wednesday route from FST is an out-and-back 5K that is mostly flat and fast. Be sure to check-in using the QR code at the bar to track how many runs you've completed. 

Meetup around 6:15pm | Group picture at 6:30pm | Stepping Off at 6:31pm


Fuel - Activity - Recovery


Claytons locally owned athletic shop is owned and operated by Laura. This is our go-to place for Clayton Area Runners swag and gear! She also keeps in stock essentials for long distance running like goo's, gummies and protein. 

Click on their Logo to see their website and more CAR gear or stop in person, located downtown Clayton.

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