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.