Pirate Alumni Road Race and Fun Run

All proceeds from the Pirate Alumni Road Race and Fun Run benefit East Carolina Alumni Association scholarships. The Alumni Association annually awards deserving ECU undergraduate students with $1,000 and $2,500 scholarships to be used in the following academic year. Since 2005, the Alumni Association has awarded 252 scholarships totaling nearly $350,000.

Please visit the Scholarships page to learn more about our scholarship program and recipients.

Awards are presented to the first three male finishers overall, to the first three female finishers overall, and the top three male and female finishers in each of the following age groups:
  • 15 and under
  • 16-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70 and over
No awards are presented to Fun Run participants.

Next Race

The date for the 10th annual Pirate Alumni Road Race and Fun Run in 2017 is TBD.





History of the Road Race

2016

Results:

By Age Group
Overall

Photos


2015

Results:

By Age Group
Overall

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2014

Results:
By Age Group
Overall

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2013

Results:
By Age Group
Overall

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2012

Results:
By Age Group
Overall
Student Team Competition

Photos

2011

Race was held April 16 at 9:00 a.m. and started at U.B.E at the corner of Cotanche Street and Reade Circle. This year our ECU ROTC cannon team started the race with a firing of an actual cannon. Also, a new student team challenge component was added to the race. Teams of six (three females and three males) raced for $300, $200, and $100 prizes. The event was presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and sponsored by Achieve magazine, All Star Screen Printing, Brueggers, Coca-Cola, East Carolina Road Racing, Occasions Party and Tent Rentals, Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy, Minges Bottling Group (Pepsi), Runner’s, RoadID, Southern Insurance Agency, U.B.E, and WITN.

Results:
By Age Group
Overall
Student Team Competition

2010
Race was held April 17 at 9:00 a.m. and started at the Taylor-Slaughter Alumni Center. The event was presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and sponsored by Core Fitness & Wellness Center, Culligan Water, Christopher J. Gauland of Eastern Carolina Foot and Ankle Specialists, East Carolina Road Racing, Minges Bottling Group (Pepsi), Occasions Party & Tent Rentals, Orthopaedics East, Panera Bread, RoadID, Runner's World, Scott Investigations, Southern Insurance Agency, and WITN.

Results:
By Age Group
Overall

Photos

2009

Race was held April 12 at 9:00 a.m. and started at Chico's Mexican Restaurant.  The event was presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings, Chico's, Coastal Beverage Company, East Carolina Foot and Ankle Specialists, East Carolina Road Racing, Mountain Valley Spring Water, Occasions Party & Tent Rentals, Panera Bread, Road ID, Runner's World, Signs Now, and WITN.

Results:
By Age Group
Overall

Photos

2008


Race was held April 12 at 9:00 a.m. and started at Chico's Mexican Restaurant.  The event was presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings, ECU Physical Therapy, and Panera Bread. The 2008 event added $6,000 to the Alumni Scholarship endowment.

Results

Photos

Further Information
For more information, contact the Alumni Center at 800-ECU-GRAD or ecualumni@ecu.edu.

"My wife and I both graduated from ECU and we are both lifetime members of the Alumni Association. We've always had a devotion to East Carolina, and because we gained so much from our education, we think lifetime membership is a great way to give back to the University. I would recommend lifetime membership to anyone who went to East Carolina. There are many wonderful benefits, and it's very special."

Jerry '65 and Joanie '65 Tolley

"I am a member of the alumni association because it provides an opportunity for me to connect to the university, renew relationships through alumni events, and help attract potential students to ECU. As an active member of the alumni association, I have the chance to serve as an advocate for the university through volunteerism. Being a member along with my son as a fellow Pirate demonstrates commitment and builds a legacy within our family."

Linda Thomas '81

"I am a member because ECU is my second home. Staying connected not only allows me to give back to the university but also inspire the next generation of pirates."

Tim Willis '12

"I am a member of the Alumni Association because I want everyone to know what East Carolina means to me and how much pride and love I have for ECU. Being a member means the world to me, and is the one way that I can give back and stay connected to the place that gave me the best years of my life."

Jeremy Woodard '01

"I am a member of the alumni association because I appreciate how well ECU prepared me for my business career. I enjoy contributing to the alumni association's efforts to provide scholarships for some of our best and brightest students. The Alumni Association does a great job of providing ways for alumni to reconnect with their alma mater and I hope when they do they enjoy it as much as I do. I believe in what ECU stands for and my membership helps me feel a part of the great things ECU is accomplishing!"

Wes Johnson '85