First-ever Black Eyed Pea Run planned for New Year’s Day

Want to start the New Year off with a race?

Locals Doug and Pauline Allen have organized the first ever Black Eyed Pea New Year’s Run for Thursday, Jan. 1 along the Fayetteville trail system, and they’re seeking runners for the event.

Two runs – a 5k and a 10k – are scheduled along Mud Creek Trail beginning at 10 a.m. at the Allen’s home, located at 3509 Buckingham Drive in Fayetteville. Racers should show up at 9 or 9:30 a.m. to register.

Prizes will be awarded for the top three male and female finishers in each race. Coffee, hot chocolate, black eyed peas, and cornbread will be provided to racers and attendees.

The race is chip-timed, totally free, and open to the public.

For more information, check out the Facebook page for the event.