The Haw River Ballroom

The Haw River Ballroom is a beautiful venue set in the former dye house of Saxapahaw’s Historic Cotton Mill. With three levels, a riverside deck, an espresso bar, a full service stage and sound system, gorgeous historic detail, solar and geothermal power and an idyllic rural setting just minutes from Chapel Hill there is just no other place quite like it. Not to mention, the Haw River Ballroom is within walking distance of an award-winning restaurant and grill, a whole animal butchery with fresh-baked bread, a Canoe and Kayak outfitter and several miles of beautiful trails that wind along the banks of the Haw River! Learn more about the village of Saxapahaw at and about the Haw River Ballroom at

1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Rd., Saxapahaw, NC

 Photo by George Curte

Photo by George Curte


The Living Arts Collective

The Living Arts Collective (LAC) is a vibrant multi-use movement, performance and wellness space in the heart of downtown Durham, which aims to cultivate community through conscious living and creative movement. The Utopia New Years Marathon is made possible in part with the generous support of LAC. 

410. W Geer St., Durham, NC