April 25, 2020 Shirt Run is now full for incoming newbies.
Back during the 80’s five guys would meet in the hills of Ellerbe, NC for training runs for marathons. The Christmas of 1986 one of the guys purchased 5 shirts.
One for each training partner.
The shirt was a navy blue shirt with “Mangum Track Club” on the front of it.
As the story goes, one of the wives of one of the guys wanted one of the shirts.
Well being guys, they told her, you will have to earn it. The “Shirt Run” was born. The shirt run is a 15-mile point-to-point run/walk from Mangum, N.C. to Ellerbe, N.C. Once you finish the shirt run you will receive your Mangum Track Club shirt and you are a member for life.
The Mangum Track Club is a fun run crowd consisting of walkers to ultra runners. We do not have dues or meetings and you may be asked to purchase your Mangum Track Club shirt depending on the number of runners that show up for the shirt run. Normally members pitch in to buy the shirts.