Black Eyed Pea New Year’s Run to benefit Fayetteville Cross Country program

If you’ve resolved to exercise more in 2018, here’s a change to get off to a great start.

Locals Doug and Pauline Allen have organized the fourth annual Black Eyed Pea New Year’s Run for Monday, Jan. 1, 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.

The race is chip-timed, totally free, however, donations will be accepted for the Fayetteville Cross Country program. 100% of the proceeds from the run will go to the cause.

Registration is available at

Door prizes and other awards will be given at the event, and coffee, hot chocolate, black eyed peas, and cornbread will be provided to racers and attendees.

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