Joint Special Operations (JSO) 10K

Fort Liberty, NC

The JSO 10K is a unique trail race located on the beautiful and scenic tank trails and fire breaks of Historic Fort Liberty. This all off-road course is a very challenging dirt, mud, gravel and sand trail. There is an 800 limit for registered participants.

The race is open to all ages and abilities. While the majority of our participants come from the Fort Liberty and surrounding community, we have had folks come from out of state to join in the fun. It is a great time for all, bring your friends and family, and enjoy a great event that you just cannot find anywhere else in this area. The JSO 10K is part of the Triangle Race Series.

The Joint Special Operations 10K Run / 5K Walk page is sponsored by the Special Operations Communicators Association.

- 2023 event is Saturday, Nov
ember 11, starting at 8:00 am

- Registration fee through 3 November will be $35. After that it is $40. 

- Please join us in saluting our military and their families

- The course is USA Track and Field certified #NC-10117-PH

- The race will feature state-of-the-art disposable bib-chip timing by Precision Race, LLC

- Although we love our 4-legged friends, absolutely no pets at the event. This is not our policy but the Lodge that graciously allows us to use their pavilion. We ask that you please leave them at home

- Off-road jogging strollers are acceptable on the course. The course is a trail run with sand and possibly muddy.  A standard sidewalk stroller will not make it though the course

- Packet pick-up and day-of-race registration is at McKellars Lodge on Fort Liberty between 6:00-7:30 am

- Pre-race packet pick-up with t-shirts will be available on November 9th at the old Sports USA Parking lot on Long Street between 3:00-7:00 pm and the following day November 10th at DICK'S Sporting Goods at the Freedom Town Center between 12:00-3:00 pm. We will also accept late registrations during these times. Remember registration cost at that time will be $40.  

- While at DICK'S, be sure to use your 20% coupon inside your race packet. The coupon is good from 10 NOV 23 (Friday) to 13 NOV (Monday). *Coupon does have a few exceptions.

- During the awards ceremony, we will raffle off prizes and have donuts and beverages available after the race. All registered participants will receive a free raffle ticket. 

- All children, regardless of age, must be registered unless being carried or in a stroller

- Awards are presented to the one overall male and female (will not be eligible for age group awards). Top 3 Male & Female runners in each age group (1st gold, 2nd silver or 3rd bronze medal). Oldest and youngest 10K finishers will also receive a small trophy.

- The 5K for runners or walkers will not be officially timed

- All runners and walkers will receive a commemorative finishers coin at the finish line

- Appropriate attire required. Please remember this is a family event

- We do not accept team entries

- Registration online at or please send your completed registration and a check or money order to the below address

- 5K runners and walkers will be issued a bib number without a timing chip; only 10K runners are timed

Participating in the Virtual 10K

Complete your virtual 10K and enter your results by November 11, 2023. 

You can get your virutal 10K results online in either of two ways:

- Use the ItsYourRace mobile app to track your 10K.  The app can track, measure, and time your run, notify you when you have completed your 10K distance, and prompt you to upload your time into the online results.  You can even include a "selfie" or other photo from your phone in your results.

- If you don't want to use the ItsYourRace app you can time your 10K run however you want - in another app (e.g. MapMyRun, Strava, etc).  You can then manually upload your time into the online results.  CLICK HERE to get to the results, click the "Update Time" button next to your name and add your time.  (You will need to be logged into your ItsYourRace account with the same address you used to register for the event.)

P.O. Box 73409
Fort Liberty, NC 28307-5002

When & Where

Nov 11, 2023


8:00 AM

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