Greater Greensboro Senior Games competition captures two awards

Registration will open Thursday for 2024 Greater Greensboro Senior Games competition.

Greater Greensboro Senior Games competition captures two awards
Jennie Matkins, Greater Greensboro Senior Games coordinator, with the event's awards at an '80s-themed celebration in Asheville in January. The N.C. Senior Games is celebrating its 40th anniversary (photo courtesy of Jennie Matkins).

There's no question that the community of veteran runners in Greensboro continues to grow each year.

So it's fitting that the Greater Greensboro Senior Games is being honored with recognition.

The Greensboro Games won two awards Jan. 10 at the N.C. Senior Games Coordinators Conference in Asheville.

"We won the Peaks of Greatness Award for our increased participation over the last five years and the 2023 Record Year Award for our highest participation in the history of our Games, which was 330 participants," writes Jennie Matkins, the coordinator of the Greensboro competition and the Active Adults Program coordinator for the city's Parks and Recreation Department.

Senior games competition is open to athletes 50 and older. Registration opens Thursday for 2024 competition in the Greater Greensboro Senior Games. Click to learn more.

A look at the weekend in racing in the Triad – and beyond:

Viking Dash

When: Saturday.

Where: Pleasant Garden.


Men's top five

1. Parker Swicegood, Thomasville, 19:49.9

2. Arthur Freeman, Raleigh, 20:05.2

3. Mark Joyce, Bassett, Va., 21:31.2

4. Richard Ellis, Mocksville, 21:44.1

5. John Coltrane, Jamestown, 22:10.7

Women's top five

1. Nicollette Maclaren, Fayetteville, 22:20.3

2. Caitlin Little, 25:42.2

3. Holly Day, Lexington, 26:05.4

4. Grace Bryson, Advance, 26:07.6

5. Jennifer Evans, Greensboro, 26:46.9

Click for full results of the Viking Dash 5K


Men's top five

1. John Rosendo, Clemmons, 47:12.0

2. S. Morse, Greensboro, 48:32.5

3. Omar Nichols, Charlotte, 49:01.1

4. Andrew Lindsay, Oak Ridge, 49:59.0

5. Montell Williamson, Hope Mills, 52:11.0

Women's top five

1. Mia Cangiano, Vass, 50:27.4

2. Amy Sorensen, Fuquay-Varina, 52:17.4

3. Karen Graham, Graham, 53:50.9

4. Brooke Weeks, Snow Camp, 54:37.8

5. Jessica Bowlus, West End, 57:48.9

Click for full results of the Viking Dash 10K

Half Marathon

Men's top five

1. Jacob Tomlinson, Raeford, 1:40:04.1

2. Cyrus Wilson, Holly Springs, 1:42:28.1

3. Eric Wrenn, Greensboro, 1:46:53.7

4. Lunsford King, Wilmington, 1:52:44.2

5. Matt Lahr, Winston-Salem, 1:54:12.2

Women's top five

1. Meagan Pruitt, Winston-Salem, 1:54:15.8

2. Wendy Koeck, York, S.C., 1:59:51.2

3. Barclay McGhee, Winston-Salem, 2:13:09.9

4. Brynne Mabry, Wytheville, Va., 2:13:54.6

5. Kate Raphael, Colorado Springs, Colo., 2:30:29.1

Click for full results of the Viking Dash Half Marathon


Junction 311 Endurance Sports hosted a running weekend in Gulf Shores, Ala. Among the finishers: Greensboro's Jeff Champigny placed 10th in the 7K (30:24.62) on Saturday and was 23rd in the half marathon (1:34:30.63) on Sunday. Former Greensboro resident Nick Liversedge of Ada, Mich., won the half marathon in 1:18:03.45. The three races had 1,618 finishers.


Click on the links below to see more results:

Creekside parkrun 5K, Archdale, Saturday (Ayden Fitzgerald, 20:21; Miranda Dellavecchio, 25:33)

Running Shorts Resources

Click on the links below to get more information about running in the Triad.

Race Days: Road and trail races in the Triad
You’ve had the thought: “I want to find a race near me.” You’re at the right place for signing up for a road race or trail race; for a 5K, 10K, half marathon or marathon; and for a triathlon. Race Days lists road and trail races and triathlons in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point and nearby.
Running groups in the Triad: Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point and more
A directory of running groups across the Triad that are free to join and would welcome you.
Tracks in the Triad: Here’s where you can run and walk
A guide to tracks in Guilford and Forsyth counties that are considered open for runners and walkers.

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