The Granville Health System Foundation Brings Back the Granville Ambulance Chase for Its 10th Year

The Granville Health System Foundation is thrilled to announce the return of the Granville Ambulance Chase and Food Truck Rodeo for its milestone 10th year, set to kick off on Saturday, March 16, 2024. This year, the event promises an exciting start to the morning and will unfold in the heart of downtown Oxford, bringing together community spirit and festive fun.

The event boasts a variety of activities designed to appeal to everyone, from competitive runners in the 10K and 5K races to families seeking a day full of fun. Starting at 11:00 a.m., participants can choose from a 10K Run, a 5K Run, or a 1-Mile Family Walk. The finish line will feature a Food Truck Rodeo and live performances by a local favorite band, Trippin’ Breakers.

The Food Truck Rodeo, open to everyone, will start at 11:00 a.m. in the Littlejohn Street parking lot, offering a variety of culinary delights. Admission to the Rodeo is free of charge.

Race Schedule:

  • 11:00 am: 10k Competitive Race Starts on Main Street
    • This is a USA Track & Field Certified Course Race
    • Participants must maintain a 12 minute / mile pace
  • 11:20 am: 5k Competitive Race Starts on Main Street
    • This is a USA Track & Field Certified Course Race
  • 11:25 am: 5K Fun Run starts on Main Street
    • perfect for those prioritizing enjoyment over race time.
  • 11:40 am: 1-Mile Family Walk begins on Main Street
    • Bring the entire family for a walk through beautiful downtown Oxford.
  • 12:30 pm: Kids Dash begins at Main Street & Littlejohn Street
    • A quick dash down Littlejohn gives your little ones the chance to cross the finish line.
    • Free of charge for children.
  • 11:00 am -2:00 pm: Food Truck Rodeo in Littlejohn Parking Lot
    • **Free Admission**
    • Live music will begin at 12 noon

Registration Costs:

  • 10K: $45 pre-registered, $50 same-day registration
  • 5K: $35 pre-registered, $40 same-day registration
  • 1-Mile Family Walk: $25 pre-registered, $30 same-day registration

Group rates available for groups of 10 or more!

Prices include a race tee shirt for the first 350 registered runners and awards for top finishers. Online registration can be found at

Numerous sponsorship opportunities are still available.

For additional details, please visit or contact GHS Foundation Director, Lauren Roberson, at 919.690.2148. All proceeds benefit the Granville Health System Foundation.

About Granville Health System Foundation

The mission of Granville Health System Foundation is to serve as a charitable resource for Granville Health System (GHS), supporting its commitment to providing quality health care to all citizens of the community, where they work and live. The Foundation builds support for GHS and provides financial resources to purchase new equipment, develop new services, maintain, expand, and improve facilities. For more information about the Granville Health System Foundation, or to make an online contribution, please visit The Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

About Granville Health System:

For over a century, Granville Health System has been at the forefront of quality healthcare. To cater to the evolving needs of its community, Granville Health System has extended its services throughout Granville County, ensuring convenient medical care access for its residents. The Granville Health System main campus can be found at 1010 College Street, Oxford, North Carolina. For more details, visit GHS online at


Media Contact:

Lauren B. Roberson

Marketing & Foundation Director