Sarah Hampton receives Will Caviness Award from Omega Sports Race Series

Junction 311 and Omega Sports present awards for the Race Series' 2021 season. And the schedule for the 2022 season is out.

Sarah Hampton receives Will Caviness Award from Omega Sports Race Series
Sarah Hampton with the Will Caviness Award plaque, which is displayed in the Omega Sports store at 2431 Battleground Ave. in Greensboro.

Click here to watch the presentation of the Omega Sports Race Series' Will Caviness Award to Sarah Hampton, the president of the Greensboro Running Club.

The accolades flowed for Sarah Hampton, the president of the Greensboro Running Club.

"This individual always has a smile," Junction 311 Endurance Sports' Arlene Barbosa said in introducing the recipient of the Omega Sports Race Series' Will Caviness Award on Wednesday night. "Always found a way to bring community together. One word that sticks out to me is endurance: This individual has it. Challenges the beginner to the advanced, runner or walker."

The award was created in 2011, and it recognizes runners who help or inspire others in the community. Caviness, a husband to Jenny, father to Caroline and Jack and a Greensboro Fire Department captain, died after collapsing near the end of the Chicago Marathon on Oct. 9, 2011. He ran the race while raising money for the International Association of Fire Fighters' burn foundation.

"Supports and grows the community in so many ways, with a smile," Barbosa continued. "And engages in such a positive way that within a few minutes, you just feel like this person is your best friend."

The presentation was part of an awards evening in which the series' women's and men's champions, Kristen Bowles and Wil Zahorodny, were honored along with the second- and third-place finishers and the top threes in age groups.

"I don't deserve this," Hampton said. "You all keep me running. If it wasn't for everyone of you, I wouldn't be here."

The series' top three overall finishers and the age-group champions:



Kristen Bowles, the Omega Sports Race Series women's champion for 2021.

1. Kristen Bowles, Greensboro

2. Reba Slivka, Jamestown

3. Robin McCloskey, Browns Summit


Wil Zahorodny, the Omega Sports Race Series men's champion for 2021.

1. Wil Zahorodny, High Point

2. Justin Sink, Lexington

3. Bryan Dingle, Greensboro

Age-group champions


25-29: Sheri Kindel, Greensboro

30-34: Kristen Bowles, Greensboro

35-39: Reba Slivka, Jamestown

45-49: Andrea Pollina, Greensboro

50-54: Robin McCloskey, Browns Summit

55-59: Rebecca Carter, Jamestown

60-64: Linda Mason, Kernersville

65-69: Martha Hamblin, Mebane

75 and older: Angela Staab, Reidsville


14 and younger: Blake Fink, Eden

20-24: Andrew Brazeau, Browns Summit

30-34: Wil Zahorodny, High Point

35-39: Morgan Burnette, Greensboro

40-44: Justin Sink, Lexington

45-49: Pete Farneti, Greensboro

50-54: Greg Bunting, Greensboro

55-59: Terry Eddinger, Winston-Salem

60-64: Bruce Kirch, Winston-Salem

65-69: Bill Sutton, Greensboro

70-74: Nick Burrows, Greensboro

75 and older: Frank Smith, Greensboro

2022 Omega Sports Race Series schedule

The series also has announced its schedule for 2022. A listing of the events, and you can click on Running Shorts' Race Days calendar below to find more information or to sign up.

March 5: Waggin' Wild 5K, Greensboro

March 26: PTI Run on the Runway 5K and 10K, Greensboro

April 2: Craft Half Marathon and 5K, Winston-Salem

April 30: Triad Brewsfest Half Marathon and 5K, High Point

May 7: May the Course Be With You 5K, Greensboro

July 2, 3 or 4: Fun Fourth Festival Freedom Run 10K and 5K, Greensboro

Sept. 17: Moonlight Madness 5K, Winston-Salem

Oct. 1: Women's Only 5K Walk & Run, Greensboro

Oct. 15: Hit the Brixx 10K and 5K, Greensboro

Oct. 21-22: Cannonball Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K, Greensboro

Nov. 12: Zero Prostate 5K, Greensboro

Dec. 17: Jingle Jog 5K, Winston-Salem

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