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Celebrate 25 years of independent music—kilometer by kilometer—at the Merge 25K!

Celebrate 25 years of independent music—kilometer by kilometer—at the Merge 25K!

The first event of our 25th anniversary year will be the Merge 25K—a 25 km (15.5 miles) road race on Saturday, March 22, 2014.  We are working to make this unique event a great time for everyone involved including a slam-bang finish line with fun for the whole family!

The first point-to-point race of its kind, participants will convene at the starting line in Chapel Hill, NC, where Merge had its beginnings, and race to the finish in our current home of downtown Durham. Our hope is to generate significant donations for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and the Durham and Orange County affiliates of Habitat for Humanity while marking the momentous occasion of 25 years of releasing great music from our home base in North Carolina.

The Merge 25K is presented in partnership with Bull City Running Co. Register now at SportOften.com and visit our race page for more details.

And don’t forget: we are taking subscriptions now for the limited-edition Or Thousands of Prizes subscription box set. All proceeds from Or Thousands of Prizes will go to Oxfam America, an organization working to create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice.