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September 2014
September 6 (Saturday), 2014  -  Raleigh  -  8th Annual North Hills 5K  -  9:00 AM  -  5K,1mi

Now in its eighth year, this race had over 400 entrants in 2013. Paul Springer was the overall winner with a 16:54. Kari Johnson took the women’s title with a 19:13 clocking. Betty Geiger holds the women’s course mark of 18:25 set in 2011. Ronald Kwrwi  set the course record for the men when he ran 16:20 in 2012.

 The races all start and finish at the Trinity Baptist Church located at 4815 Six Forks Road. 

Click here to download a course map.

The morning begins with the 5K beginning at 9:00 a.m. The mile starts at 9:15 am, and the 100-yard Kid’s Dash begins at 10:00 a.m.  BibTag timing will be available for the 5K. No official times will be taken in the other two races.

There also will be a Senior Stroll for people ages 60 and older which begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 9:45 a.m This is a walking event on the Recreation Outreach Center's indoor track. There is no set distance. Participants can register the day of the race for $10, which includes a t-shirt.

The entry fee for the 5K is $20 on or before July 15th, $25 after July 15th but before September 2, and $30 from September 2 up to and including race day.  The fees for the mile and Kid’s Dash are $15 and $7, respectively, with no late fees. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 500 registrants.

In the 5K, awards will be presented to the first three males overall, to the first three females overall, to the first three master finishers of each sex, and to the first three finishers in each of the following age groups: 12-under, 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69.70-74, 75-79, and 80-over.

Proceeds from the race will go to the support of North Raleigh Ministries to meet the needs of families and individuals with emergency situations who live in North Raleigh.

The North Hills 5K is also the first event in the eleven-race Second Empire Fall 2014 Grand Prix Series. Runners who participate in these races accumulate points and are awarded money and prizes at an awards banquet held at the Second Empire Restaurant at the conclusion of the Series.

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Contact: Spencer Good at spencergood@gmail.com
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September 13 (Saturday), 2014  -  Morrisville  -  Jack and Jill Ran Up the Hill 5K  -  8:00 am  -  5K,1mi

The name of this race a bit misleading since it is run on one of the flattest course in the Triangle with nary a hill in sight. The race starts and finishes at the Cedar Fork Community Center located at 1050 B Town Hall Drive in Morrisville. It is the same course used by the Run with Heart 5K in July.

In its third year last September, the event had a field of over 200 registered entrants. Christian Pigues led the field in 20:07 while Constance Kissling took the women’s title in 21:02.  Kevin Hill set the men’s course record of 16:51 in 2011.  Jordan Jenkins holds the women’s course mark of 17:53 set in 2012.

Click here to download a course map.

The morning begins with the 5K Race (officially timed) and the 5K Walk (no official times) starting at 8 am. The 1-mile fun run for kids ages 12 and younger begins at 9 am.

The entry fees for the 5K Run and 5K Walk are $30. After September 1, the fees increase to $35 up to and including race day. The fee for the one-mile is $10 with no late fee.

All those who register for either the 5K walk or the 5K run will receive a t-shirt – guaranteed if registered by September 1st.  Additional shirts can be purchased for $10.

In the 5K race, awards will be given to the first three males overall, to the first three females overall, and to the first three finishers (both sexes) in the following age groups: 12-under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50-over..

Pre-registered runners can pick up their packets and late entrants can register on race day at the Cedar Fork Community Center beginning at 6:45 am.

Click here to download a mail-in entry form

All profits from the race will go to support the Jack and Jill Foundation (http://www.jackandjillraleigh.org and Pretty in Pink  whose mission is to provide financial assistance to uninsured or underinsured breast cancer patients with quality, life-saving medical treatment regardless of their ability to pay.   ... more details

Contact: Shontera Gillespie-Coleman at shontera@yahoo.com
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September 13 (Saturday), 2014  -  Cary  -  REI Central Race Series  -  8:30 am  -  5K,10K

This is the second event in a series of 5K and 10K races put on by REI in Cary.  The event will be held at the Cary entrance to Umstead State Park.  The first race in the Series as held on May 31.

Over 100 people entered the event in May.  Alex Dolwick (17:53) and Tiayonna Blackmon (20:58) were the top runners in the 5K.  Baily Autry (37:58) was the only runner to break 40 minutes in the 10K.  Kaitlyn Davis (48:21) was the first female to finish in the 10K.

The entry fee for either race is just $15 and includes each runner receiving an official time and refreshments afterwards.  Custom glassware will be given the first three male and female finishers in each race.

Pre-registered runners can pick up their packets and late entrants can register on Friday evening, September 12, between 5-7 pm at the Cary REI store located at 1751 Walnut Street in Cary OR on race day at the Umstead Park beginning at 7:00 am.

Click here to register for the 10K.  Click the link below to register for the 5K.   ... more details

Contact: Paul Harwood at pharwood@rei.com
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September 20 (Saturday), 2014  -  Raleigh  -  Celebration 5K (formerly the Women's Distance ...  -  8:30 am  -  5K,1mi

Last year Rita Beard led the field of 134 women over the Dix Hill course. Carol Rowe was the top master, finishing in 19:22.

Several changes have been instituted this year. In addition to the name change, the Recreational 5K has been dropped.  Instead there will be a mile run/walk for both sexes.  And while, the course will again be on the campus of Dix Hill, it will be a new course.  The start/finish area will still be located at the Haywood Building at 805 Ruggles Drive.

Click here to download a course map.

The early entry fees are $25 for the women-only 5K, $15 for the mile, and no cost for the two kid’s run – a 100-yard dash and a ¼-mile run. After May 31, the fee for the 5K is $25, increasing again to $30 after August 31, up to and including race day.  For the mile, the fee increases to $20 after August 31, up to and including race day.  However, t-shirts will only be given to those registered by September 12th.
 
The Competitive 5K for women is the first event of the day beginning at 8:30 am. The mile will start at 9:30 am.  The Kids' 1/4-Mile and 100-yard dash events will begin as soon as the mile is completed.  Registration for the Kid,s Runs will take place on race day morning.

In the 5K awards will be presented to the top three finishers overall, to the top two masters overall, and to the top three finishers in each of the following age groups: 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70-over.

Late entrants can register and pre-registered entrants can pick up their race packets at Capital Run/Walk in Cameron Village on Friday, September 19, from 4-7 pm, and also at the start/finish area on race day beginning at 7 am.

A portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit Interact, a private non-profit agency whose mission is to provide safety and support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.   ... more details

Contact: Elizabeth Wexler at celebration5K@ncroadrunners.org
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September 20 (Saturday), 2014  -  High Point  -  28th Annual Warren Rives 5K  -  8:00 am  -  5K,1mi

One of the Triad's most popular races, this event drew a crowd of over 450 entries in 2013. Stephen Stiegel (18:25) and Vivian Chalco-Dinan (20:03) were the overall winners. Scott Dvorak (14:29) and Vicki Mitchell (16:40) hold the course records.

Both courses start and finish at the Millis Regional Health Education Center across the street from the High Point Regional Hospital in downtown High Point.

Click here to download a course map.

The entry fees are $20 for the 5K and $5 for the one-mile Fun Run. After September 1, the fee for the 5K increases to $25 up to and including race day. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 450 entrants.

In the 5K, awards will be given to the first three finishers overall, to the first three master finishers overall and to the first three grandmaster finishers overall – both male and female. Awards are also presented to the first three finishers in each of the following age divisions: (both sexes) 10-under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74. 75-79, and 80-over.

Late entrants can register and pre-registered runners can pick up their packets either on race day beginning at 6 am or at Omega Sports in High Point on Friday evening, the 19th, from 5-8 pm.

The race is named in honor of Warren Rives, Jr,, a hospital board member who died of a heart attack at the age of 41. All proceeds benefit the Heart Strides Scholarship Fund

The fun run, for which no official times are taken, begins at 8:00 a.m. and the 5K starts at 8:30 a.m.
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Contact: April Carty at ACarty@HPRHS.com
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September 27 (Saturday), 2014  -  Cary  -  Sweat Hope 5K and Festival  -  9:00 AM  -  5K

​Worldwide, every 3.5 minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer. Many girls fighting childhood cancer lose their hair during their chemotherapy treatments.  
Headbands are the perfect way for girls to keep their feminine identity and have a constant reminder that they're not alone. â€¨ 
 
Headbands of Hope is hosting the first ever Sweat Hope 5k and Festival for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September at Wake Med Soccer Park.
 
Each female race registrant will receive a headband and donate a headband to a girl at UNC and Duke Hospitals. Each male registrant will receive a hat and donate a buff for a boy at the hospital.
 
T-shirts can also be purchased for an additional $10 if ordered NLT September 1.
 
The 5k starts at 9 am sharp.  Awards will be given at 10:30. At 10 a.m. we will have a kids potato sack race benefitting the St. Baldrick's Foundation! Register for a minimum donation of $3 per racer. 

Awards will be given to the first ten male finishers as well as the first ten women finishers.
 
Stick around after the race and bring friends and family for the Sweat Hope Festival featuring activities like face paint, drum circles, make-your-own trail mix, local vendors, and much more.
 
Race proceeds will bring headbands and buffs to kids fighting cancer at UNC and Duke Children’s Hospital.  For more information on Headbands for Hope, visit their web site at www.headbandsforhope.org.

If you're interested in running in a team (5 or more people) email jessica@headbandsofhope.org for registration discounts.

For sponsorships/vendors, email jessica@headbandsofhope.org



Sponsors:

    

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Contact: Jessica Ekstrom at jessica@headbandsofhope.org
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September 27 (Saturday), 2014  -  Raleigh  -  8th Annual Patrol Stroll  -  8:30 am  -  5K,1mi

Paul Springer took top honors in the 2013 edition of this race with a 15:59 clocking  Michelle Langan took the women’s title in 17:24. The course records are held by Nicholas Kurgat (14:09) and Hellen Jemutari (16:32) – both set in 2012.  Over 220 runners and walkers signed up for the race last year, which was the first year the event was part of the Second Empire Grand Prix.

The race starts and finishes at the NCSHP Training Facility near Garner located at 3318 Old Garner Road, Raleigh, NC 27610. Part of the race is run on the NC Highway Patrol Driving Track.

Click here to download a course map.

The entry fee for the 5K is $30, increasing to $35 after September 22, up to and including race day. For the mile, the fees are $20 and $25, respectively, and for the MADD Kid’s Dash the fee is $5 with no late fee.  T-shirts will be given to the first 300 people who enter either the mile or the 5K.  Sizes will be guaranteed to all those registered by September 13th.

All 5K entrants will also receive a “goody bag” – which is by far one of the best ones featured in area races. 

In the 5K, awards will be presented to the first three males and the first three females overall and to the top three finishers in each of the following age divisions (both sexes): 15-under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-over. Awards will also be presented to the top three male troopers and top three female troopers.  Each finisher in the 5K will also receive a commemerative race coin.

There also will be team competition in the 5K. A team consists of three or more individuals who work for the same law enforcement team or military unit.

In the mile, the top three finishers will receive a medal.  The 50-yard MADD Dash is for children ages 12 and under.  Medals to all finishers.

After the race, each finisher in the 5K will also receive a virtual medal inscribed with the runner's  name and finishing time.  See example attached.

Profits from the race will go to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)..

Click here to download a mail-in entry form.
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Contact: Lawrence McKeithan at lwmckeithan@ncshp.org
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September 28 (Sunday), 2014  -  Cary  -  GlobalRun4Water  -  4 pm  -  5K,1mi

In its second year in 2013, over 170 runners and walkers signed up for this event which is put on by the Rotary District 7710 and takes place in WakeMed Soccer Park.

Alex Roy won the race in 19:06 which was a new course record for the event.  Laura Cove took the women’s title in 25:35.  Kristin Harmon holds the women’s course mark for this event of 24:06.

The 5K starts at 4 pm while the 1-Mile Water carry starts at 4:15 pm.

Registrants in the 5K can register either as a competitive or recreational entry. Competitive entrants will be issued a chip, will receive an official time, and be eligible for awards. Recreational entrants will not receive an official time, but they will be able to see their finishing times on a digital clock at the finish line.  The entry fees are the same regardless of whether one wishes to be timed or not.

The entry fee for the 5K is $25 ($30 after September 13th). For children ages 12 and younger, the fees are $15 and $20, respectively, if they are participating in the Recreational 5K. For the one-mile water carry, the fees are $10 and $15, respectively. T-shirts are guaranteed to all  those registered by the 13th.

Prizes will be awarded to the first-, second, and third-place finishers overall, respectively, of each sex.  Additionally, the first-place finisher in each of the following age groups will receive an award: (both sexes) 14 and under, 15-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64 and 65-over.

Late entrants can register and pre-registered entrants can pick up their packets either on Saturday, September 29th, at Omega Sports in Crossroads Shopping Center in Cary from 11 am to 1 pm or on race day at the WakeMed Soccer Park beginning at 3 pm.

Click here to downlod a mail-in entry form   ... more details

Contact: Scott Rossi at scott@mediscribe.com
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October 2014
October 4 (Saturday), 2014  -  Selma  -  37th Annual Selma Railroad Run  -  8:00 am  -  5K

Now in its 37th year this event is the oldest continuous road race in Johnston County and possibly in North Carolina. In 2013, the event had just over 120 entrants. Derrin Pierret won the 5K in 16:39 while Laura Berry took the women’s title in 18:43.

This USATF-sanctioned race begins promptly at 8 am at the intersection of Webb and Waddell Streets. Both the Family 5K Fun Walk and the 5K run begin at the same time and are run on the same USAT&F-certified course. No official timing will take place for the Walk, but finishers will be able to see their finishing times on the finish line clock.

Click here to download a copy of the course map.

The registration fee for the 5K run is $15 or $20, if received after October 1st.  The fees for the Family Fun Walk are $10 and $15, respectively. All entrants will receive a t-shirt while supplies last.

In the 5K run, the top two males overall, the top two females overall and the top two finishers in each of the following age groups will receive awards (both sexes):12-under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-over. All Family Fun Walk participants will receive medals.

Click here to download a mail-in entry form.

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Contact: Joni Hubble-Zeneberg at jzeneberg@selma-nc.com
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October 4 (Saturday), 2014  -  Garner  -  WattsUp 5K Run/Walk  -  9:30 am  -  5K

This first annual event is being put on by the good folks at Watts Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.  The event, which is a trail run, will be held at the Lake Benson Park located at 921 Buffalo Road in Garner.

Registrants in the 5K can register either as a competitive or recreational entry. Competitive entrants will be issued a chip, will receive an official time, and be eligible for awards. Recreational entrants will not receive an official time, but they will be able to see their finishing times on a digital clock at the finish line.  The entry fees are the same regardless of whether one wishes to be timed or not.

The entry fees are $25 for adults ages 18 and older and just $5 for youths ages 17 or younger.  The adult entry fee includes a race shirt. The youth fee does not include a shirt, but one can be ordered for an additional $10.  Additional adult shirts may also be pre-ordered for $10 each.

All proceeds to charity benefiting UNCF.

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Contact: Winters Hankins at wattsup5k@yahoo.com
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October 11 (Saturday), 2014  -  Raleigh  -  Ravenscroft Lead From Here 5K  -  11:30 am  -  5K

The Ravenscroft Lead From Here 5K is sponsored by the Alumni Association and is limited to Ravenscroft community- alumni, students, parents,  staff, and/or their families.  Proceeds from this event benefit the Alumni Ass   ... more details

Contact: Tammy Haywood at thaywood@ravenscroft.org


October 11 (Saturday), 2014  -  Raleigh  -  Triangle Run/Walk for Autism  -  9 am  -  5K,1mi

In 2013 over 1,000 runners finished this 5K with Paul Springer winning third title in a row in 16:07. Kari Johnson won the women’s competition in 18:44. Springer holds the event record of 15:29 set in 2011. Georgia Davis holds the women’s course record of 17:27 set in 2008.
The event starts and finishes in Moore Square in downtown Raleigh. The competitive (chip-timed) 5K run begins at 9 am; the non-competitive 5K starts at 9:20 am, the mile kicks off at 9:45 am, and the last race of the day, the kid’s dash, is at 10:30 am

Click here to download a course map.

The Triangle Run/Walk for Autism is also the fourth event in the ten-race Second Empire Fall 2014 Grand Prix Series. Runners who participate in these races accumulate points and are awarded money and prizes at an awards banquet held at the Second Empire Restaurant at the conclusion of the Series. For more information on the Series, go tohttp://www.secondempireseries.com/fall/

For more information, go to http://www.trianglerunwalkforautism.org/   ... more details

Contact: Macy Russell at mrussell@autismsociety-nc.org
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October 18 (Saturday), 2014  -  Clayton  -  C3 5K and Color Run  -  9:00 am  -  5K

After being run in December for a couple of years, this event has been moved to October,  In 2013 over 220 runners and walkers entered this event, the majority of which were attendees or members of the sponsoring Cleveland Community Church. The race starts and ends at the Church which is located at 8246 Cleveland Road in Clayton.

Joseph Wood led the way in the 5K finishing in 19:25. Lisa Wilhelm won the women’s competition in 22:07.  George Berg (18:12) and Anne Wood (21:33) hold the course records

This year a non-timed color run has been added to the event replacing the one-mile fun run from year's past.

The 5K begins at 9:00 am; the 5K Color Run starts at 10::00 am. Click here to download a course map.

The entry fee for the 5K is $30, while the fee for the Color Run is $35.  Both fees increase by $5 after October 3rd.

T-shirts are guaranteed to all entered by October 1st.  After that date, it will be “as available.” 

In the 5K, awards will be given to the first three male finishers to the first three female finishers overall, and to the first three finishers in each of the following age groups (both sexes): 13-under, 14-17, 18-24, 25-34, 35-55, and 56-up.

Proceeds from the race will be used to send a team from the Church to Haiti to serve with the Mission   ... more details

Contact: Anastasia Bittle at anastasia@c3church.com
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October 18 (Saturday), 2014  -  Wake Forest  -  Paws for Life 5K-9  -  10:00 am  -  5K,1mi

This is one race which is happy to say they have gone to the dogs. The featured 5K, which begins at 10 am, is followed by a 1-mile walk for participants and their dogs.

Over 100 runners and walkers registered for the 5K last year with Michael Dwomoh capturing the win in a course-record 16:58 – breaking his own 2013 record by 11 seconds. Meg Miller won the women’s title in 22:48.  Marissa Banks holds the women’c course mark of 21:17 which she ran in 2011.

The race starts and finishes at the Wake Forest College Birth Place located on 450 North Main Street in Wake Forest.

Click here to download a course map.

The entry fee for the 5K is $20 ($25 after October 11th, up to and including race day). The fees for 1-Mile Dog Walk are $15 and $20, respectively.

In the 5K, awards will be presented to the first three males overall, to the first three females overall, and to the first-place finisher in each of the following age groups (both sexes): 15-under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65-over.

Profits from the event will benefit the Franklin County Humane Society in their goal to build an animal shelter where area pets and find safe refuge until they can be adopted to permanent homes.   ... more details

Contact: Kelly Nickle at Kellynickle@msn.com


October 25 (Saturday), 2014  -  Apex  -  American Tobacco Trail 10 Miler  -  8:50 am  -  10mi

Now in its eighth year, this popular 10 miler had over 330 competitors last year. Jordan Zwick was the overall winner in 2013 completing the out-and-back course in 54:11.  Erin Dillon won the women’s race in 1:08:57. Devin Swann holds the men’s course record of 50:58 set in 2011.  Kristen Price set the women’s course record of 59:20 in 2010.

The race starts and finishes at the American Tobacco Trail White Oak Church Road Parking Lot on White Oak Church Road in Apex. the address for your GPS is 1621 White Oak Church Road in Apex. Click here for a copy of the course map,

There are separate starting times for women and men.  The women start at 8:50 am, while the men’s race kicks off at 9:00 am.

Awards from Inside-Out Sports will be given to the top three men, to the top three women, to the top three master finishers of each sex, to the top three grandmaster finishers of each sex, to the top three senior grandmaster finishers of each sex, and to the top three finishers in each of the following age groups (both sexes):  18-under, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, and 75-over.  All finishers also receive a pint glass.

The entry fee is $35, increasing to $40 on August 1, and again increasing to $45 on September 1.  The fee will be $50 at the early packet pickup, assuming slots are still available. Registration is limited to 500 entrants with no race day registration.  The entry fee includes a tech shirt in both men's and women's sizes.

Late entrants (if the 500-runner limit has not been reached) can register and pre-registered runners can pick up their packets on Friday afternoon, October 24, at Inside Out Sports in Cary from 1 – 7:30 pm.  Inside-Our Sports is located at 2002 Grisdale Lane in the Preston Corners Shopping Center.  Pre-registered runners can also pick up their packets at the race site on race day morning beginning at 7:30 am   ... more details

Contact: Brad Broyles at att10miler@ncroadrunners.org
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October 26 (Sunday), 2014  -  Raleigh  -  Raleigh Monster Dash  -  2pm  -  5K,1mi,Kids

The Monster Dash is a Halloween themed family festival. The day features a 5K competitive race, 1 Mile fun run and 100 yard Monster Dash for the little ones. Kids Zone is provided courtesy of the Alexander Family YMCA. We'll also have a costume contest for adults, children and teams (this is a family event so please use good taste). As always, a special appearance by Ronald McDonald.
Last year over 700 runners signed up for this event that has become a staple on the weekend before Halloween.  Sandy Roberts led all finishers in 15:26, while Kimberlie Meeker won the female title in 17:30 – a new course record for the women.  The men’s course record is held by Joe Moore (14:50) which he set in 2011.

The race and the other activities, which is sponsored by Capital RunWalk in Cameron Village, will be held near the intersection of Woodburn Rd and Clark Ave.

The 100-yard Monster Dash will start at 1:45 pm at the intersection of Clark Avenue and Daniels Street followed by the mile at 2 pm and the 5K at 2:30 pm. Both the mile and the 5K will start near the intersection of Woodburn Road and Clark Ave.

The entry fees for the 5K are $30 for adults ages 18 and older and $20 for youths 17 and under.  For the mile, the fees are $20 and $15, respectively.  All fees increase by $5 after October 15.

In the 5K, awards are presented to the top three males overall, to the top three females overall, and to the top three finishers in each of the following age groups (both sexes): 12-under, 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-60, 70-74, 75-79 and 80-over.

In the mile awards will be presented to the top three males and to the top three females overall.

Race packets can be picked up and late entrants can register at the Great Outdoor Provision Company on Friday, October 24 from 5-7 pm, at Capital Run/Walk on Saturday from 2-5 pm or at the race site on race day beginning at 12:30 pm

The race is also one of the events in the 2014 Second Empire Fall Grand Prix.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to support the Alexander Family Y's "We Build People'    ... more details

Contact: Mike Zimmerman at mikez.capfit@gmail.com
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November 2014
November 8 (Saturday), 2014  -  Lillington  -  3rd Annual Veteran's Day 5K  -  9 am  -  5K

Last year a record field of 156 runners and walkers signed up for this event.  Records also fell in the competition as both Dalton Cook (17:14) and Lisa Book (23:28 took the overall titles – both new course marks.

The race is put on by the Ernest Simmons VFW Post 6722 in Lillington. The race starts and finishes at the Harnett County Veteran’s Park located outside the Courthouse.  The street address is 301 West Cornelius Harnett Boulevard.

The USATF certified course will be a mixture of trails and asphalt and is described as “relatively flat.”   Click here to download a course map.

Race day registration and packet pickup opens at 7:30 am on race day, and the race starts at 9 am.
The entry fee is $20, increasing to $25 after October 25th up to and including race day.  T-shirts are guaranteed to all those registered by October 25.

Awards will be presented to the top three male finishers, to the top three female finishers, and to the top three finishers (both sexes) in each of the following age divisions: 9-under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60-over.

Proceeds from the race will support Toys for Tots.

Click here to download a mail-in en   ... more details

Contact: Gregory Gebhardt at racedirector.vfw6722@gmail.com
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November 8 (Saturday), 2014  -  Raleigh  -  Run to Reclaim 5K and 1 mile walk  -  8am  -  5K,1mi

In its debut last year, 150 runners and walkers signed up for this event which is managed by the good folks at Southbridge Fellowship in Raleigh.

The race starts and finishes at the Brier Creek Movie Theater located at 8611 Brier Creek Parkway in Raleigh. Registration opens at 6:30 am, and the 5K starts at 8:00 am.

Click here to download a course map.

The entry fee is $30 and includes a t-shirt - guaranteed to all those registered by October 23.

Click here to download a mail-in entry form.

The Run to Reclaim is also the 7th event in the eleven-race Second Empire Grand Prix Series. Runners who participate in these races accumulate points and are awarded money and prizes at an awards banquet held at the Second Empire Restaurant in January. 

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Fellowship’s orphan care ministry to assist families who are in the process of adopting by providing them with grants and interest-free l   ... more details

Contact: Michelle McCann at mmccann@southbridgefellowship.com
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November 15 (Saturday), 2014  -  Cary  -  Resurrection Lutheran School's 2nd Annual 5K...  -  9:00 AM  -  5K

This event held at WakeMed Soccer Park attracted over 180 entrants in its first year.  Thirteen-year-old William Belote led all finishers in 20:20. Kelly Post, 16, led the women in 23:50.

On-site registration and packet pickup begin at 7:30 and, the race starts at 9 am.

The entry fees for those who wish to receive an official time are $25, if received by October 10th, and $30 thereafter, up to and including race day.  For the recreational runner/walker, the fees are $20 and $25, respectively.  There also is a special family entry fee of $80 for four or more members participating in the recreational division.  T-shirts are guaranteed to all those entered by October 10th.

Awards will be presented to the top three males overall, to the top three females overall, and to the top finishers in each of the following age groups (both sexes): 12-under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70-over.

Click here to download a mail-ine entry form.

Profits from the race benefit the Resurrection Lutheran School   ... more details

Contact: Paige Key at salsalady@nc.rr.com
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November 22 (Saturday), 2014  -  Apex  -  16th Annual Turkey Trot 5K  -  10:00 am  -  5K

Last year over 390 runners registered as competitive entrants in this event while an equal number ran the race as recreational entrants. Austin Hughes won the race in  a course-record 16:42. Christina Goudreau won the women’s title in 20:00. Brenna Liming owns the women’s mark of 18:17 set in 2010.

The race is held at Apex Community Park located at 2200 Laura Duncan Road in Apex. Click here to download a course map.

The event is limited to 600 entrants and usually closes out a month before the race.

Click here to download a mail-in entry form.   ... more details

Contact: Karl Lyon at Karl.Lyon@AoexNC.org
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November 27 (Thursday), 2014  -  Cary  -  2014 Inside Out Sports Turkey Trot  -  8:30  -  1mi,Kids,8K,Other

Last year over 1,600 runners and walkers participated in this event. Omar Wiggan took the title in 27:05. Melissa Hardesty won the women’s title in 29:37.  Andy Wacker holds the men’s course record of 23:40 while Kristina Vegh holds the women’s course record of 28:08.  Both marks were established in 2012.

The race headquarters is Inside-Out Sports located at 2002 Grisdale Lane in Cary. The race starts and finishes across Cary Boulevard from the store.

Click here to download a course map.

The morning begins with the 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk at 8:30 am. The featured 8K starts at 9 am, and the 100-yard Kid’s Dash for children ages 7 and under goes off at 10:00 am.

The Inside-Out Sports Turkey Trot is also the 9th event in the eleven-race Second Empire Grand Prix Series. Runners who participate in these events accumulate points and are awarded money and prizes at an awards banquet held at the Second Empire Restaurant in January.

The entry fee for the 8K is $25 ($30 after November 18), and for the mile, the fees are $10 and $12, respectively. The Kid's Dash is $8 with no late fee.

All entrants registered by November 13th will receive a short-sleeve tech shirt. After that date, it will be “as available.”  Late entries can register and pre-registered runners can pick up their packets at Inside Out Sports on Wednesday, November 26 from 2-6 pm and also on race day beginning at 7 am.

In the 8K awards will be presented to the first three males overall, to the first three females overall, to the first three master finishers of each sex, and to the top three finishers in each of the following age divisions – (males) 15-under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, and 70-over. For females the age division are 15-under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, and 60-over.

All those who finish the mile and the 100-yard dash will receive a participation award at the finish.

Click here to download a mail-in entry form.   ... more details

Contact: Jeanna Chain at jeanna@insideoutsports.com
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December 2014
December 6 (Saturday), 2014  -  Raleigh  -  Raleigh Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis  -  10am  -  5K,1mi,Kids

Chosen as one of the "Most Incredible Themed Races", Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others!
Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Raise funds to fight arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability for people of all ages.We have entertainment, age group and Master prizes, a 5K race, a 1-mile fun run and a Reindeer Dash for the young ones, as well as Santa, a costume contest and holiday music.

Last year 2,500 runners and walkers took part in this event. The race starts and finishes on St. Mary’s Street adjacent to St. Mary’s School located at 900 Hillsborough Street.

Click here to download the course map.

The one-mile fun run/walk (not timed) is the first event of the morning beginning at 10 am. The 5K starts at 10:30 am, and the Reindeer Dash for kids ages 10 and under begins at 11:15 am.

The Jingle Bell Run 5K is also the 9th event in the eleven-race Second Empire Grand Prix Series. Runners who participate in these races accumulate points and are awarded money and prizes at an awards banquet held at the Second Empire Restaurant in January.

For more information on the Second Empire Grand Prix Series, go to http://www.secondempireseries.com/fall/fal   ... more details

Contact: Candy Fuller at cfuller@arthritis.org
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December 13 (Saturday), 2014  -  Cary  -  Jolly Elf Trail Run  -  8:30 am  -  5K,1mi

Over 650 runners and walkers signed up for this event last year. Omar Wiggan ran 16 minutes flat  to take the overall title. Marissa Bishop led the women in 19:33. Brett Howell hold the courses record for the event of 15:48 set in 2012.  The women’s course record is held by Julie Rudd (17:44), set in 2009. 

The event takes place at Bond Park in Cary – across the road from St. Michael School which runs the event.

The mile starts at 8:30 am, the 5K begins at 9 am, and the 200-yard Kid’s Dash occurs at 10:15 am

The St. Michael School Jolly Elf Trail Run is also the 10th event in the eleven-race Second Empire Grand Prix Series. Runners who participate in these races accumulate points and are awarded money and prizes at an awards banquet held at the Second Empire Restaurant in January.  For more information on the Series, go to http://www.secondempireseries.com/fall/fall-series/

MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW   ... more details

Contact: Jill Flanagan at flanaganjill@yahoo.com


December 31 (Wednesday), 2014  -  Cary  -  R.I.T.N.Y. Run  -  11:59 PM  -  5K,1mi

Midnight Start-Time!!!

A field of over 350 runners and walkers registered for this race last New Year’s Eve. Jordan Zwick own the race in a course-record time of 15:57.  Michelle Noise won the women’s title in 18:40. Rachel Krasich set the women’s course standard of 18:36 in 2012.

The race is sponsored by the YMCA with proceeds from the race benefitting the Miracle League of the Triangle which provides opportunities to all children with special needs to play baseball regardless of their abilities.

The race starts and finishes near the food court at the Cary Towne Mall.
Click here for a course map.

The entry fee for the 5K is $25 (increasing to $30 on December 20th). For the mile, the fee is $15 with no late fee. T-shirts are guaranteed to all those registered by the 20th.

In the 5K, awards will be presented to the top two finishers in each of the following age divisions (both sexes): 14-under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-over.  There are also awards to the oldest and youngest male and female finishers.

All one-mile finishers receive a certificate.

Once again, the RITNY Run will also be the final race in the Second Empire Fall 2014 Grand Prix.

   ... more details

Contact: Tony Withers at TWithers@withersravenel.com
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January 2015
January 31 (Saturday), 2015  -  Coats  -  Souper Bowl 5K  -  2 pm  -  5K

Held to benefit the His Daily Bread Community Soup Kitchen in Coats, this time event promises a bowl of soup to all finishers.

In its first year in 2014, over 240 runners and walkers signed up for this event.  Brian Fowler led the pack in the 5K with a 16:59 effort.  Jen Bart led the women in 22:53.  Since this was the first year this event was held, both performances are course records.

The race starts and finishes at the Coats United Methodist Church locate at 288 East South Street in Coats.  Click here to download a course map.

MORE DETAILS    ... more details

Contact: Jen Bart at SoupKitchen5K@gmail.com
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February 2015
February 8 (Sunday), 2015  -  Raleigh  -  Run for the Roses  -  2:00pm  -  5K,Kids

One of the oldest 5K’s in the Triangle, the Run for the Roses (where all female 5K finishers receive a rose) offers a fun-filled afternoon for the family to raise money to benefit Canines for Service](http://www.caninesforservice.org/), an organization which trains service dogs for people with limited mobility and[ Team Red, White and Blue NC, an organization with the mission to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.


  Online Registration Closes on Thursday February 6th

Early Packet Pickup/Late Registration
New Balance Raleigh, located in Pleasant Valley Promenade
6204-121 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27612
When: Saturday February 7th, 2015
Time: 2-6pm
Race Day: Sunday, February 8, 2015
Location: Dorothea Dix Campus – Haywood Building
805 Ruggles Dr, Raleigh, NC

Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup starts at 12:30pm
Kids Face Painting: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
5K starts at 2:00pm (Course Map
Kids Fun Runs start at 3:00pm
Awards and Raffle at 3:15pm
*** Changes to the event insurance policy mean that the Pump and Run competition will not be part of the 2015 event ***

Course
The new 2015 course (which avoids the largest hill on the previous course) is a USAT&F certified 5K loop](http://www.usatf.org/events/courses/maps/showMap.asp?courseID=NC14057DF) at the lovely and scenic [Dorothea Dix Campus](http://www.ncdhhs.gov/dsohf/services/dix/). This 3.1 mile course will take you around beautiful open fields and through the former occupied buildings of NC’s first Psychiatric Hospital. There is plenty of parking available on campus for all race events. [Click here to see a Course Map

Second Empire Grand Prix Series
The Run for the Roses is also the second event in the Second Empire 2015 Grand Prix Series. Runners who participate in these races accumulate points and are awarded money and prizes at an awards banquet held at the Second Empire Restaurant at the conclusion of the Series.

Registration Fees
The entry fee is $20 for the 5K, if registered by November 30, $25 from December 1 - January 31, and $30 thereafter up to and including race day, 
There is also a special entry fee for those aged 18 and younger - $18 with no late fees.
NCRC members can get a $3 discount.
The fee includes a t-shirts to all those who enter by January 31

Couple's Competition
There also will be a couple’s competition. There is no fee for the couple’s competition and one can register for the couple’s competition on Saturday, the 7th, or on race day.

Awards
Awards will be presented to the first three males overall, to the first three females overall, to the first three masters of each sex overall, and to the top three finishers in each of the following age groups: (both sexes) 12-under, 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80-over.

In the couples competition, awards will be given to the top three couples overall with the lowest combined times.
  Children's Events
The events are 100 meters for 6 years & Under, and 1/4 mile for 6-10 years old. Registration for the Children’s Races will take place on race day. Parents are welcome and encouraged to run with their children. All children participating in these events will receive a medal for completing their race. These races will start at 3:00 pm


  Pet Food Collections
We will be collecting pet food for the Wake County SPCA and other Animal Rescue Organizations. Please bring any donations with you on Race Day or to early packet pickup and place in the bins labeled for the donations! Last year we collected 800 lbs of    ... more details

Contact: Dave Mulley at race-events@ncroadrunners.org
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March 2015
March 14 (Saturday), 2015  -  Raleigh  -  Mission Outreach 5K Run/Walk  -  8:30 AM  -  5K,1mi

In March, 2014, a field of 141 runners and walkers registered for this event. Dylan Despain won the race in 21:56, while Gwen Parker took the women’s title in 26:01.  Bobby Mack (15:53) holds the course record set in 2011.  Sally Hart set the women’s course record of 22:26 in 2013.

This event will be run entirely within the campus of Wake Christian Academy in South Raleigh. The school is located just off 401 South at 5500 Wake Academy Drive. Click here to download a 5K course map.

The event will begin at 8:30 am with the start of the 5K.  The mile will begin at 9:30 am.

MORE DETAILS    ... more details

Contact: Malcolm Deans at malcolmdeans@wakechristianacademy.com
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April 2015
May 2015
May 16 (Saturday), 2015  -  Wake Forest  -  14th Annual Wake Forest Rotary 5K  -  8:30 AM  -  5K,1mi

Over 50 runners and walkers participated in this event last year with Alex Roy winning with a time of 17:09. Barbara Petro ran 23:09 in winning the women’s title.

The races start and finishes at the Factory located on at 1839 South Main Street in Wake Forest. Click here to download a course map.

For more information about the Wake Forest Rotary, go to www.wakeforestrotary.com

MORE DETAILS    ... more details

Contact: Bob McCamy at rotaryroadrace@gmail.com
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June 2015
July 2015
July 11 (Saturday), 2015  -  Raleigh  -  Barefoot for Kelly 5K  -  8:00 am  -  5K

Don’t worry, you can wear shoes for this race which will take place on the Dix Hill Campus.  The location of the start/finish for your GPS is 805 Ruggles Drive in Raleigh.

Click here to download a course map.

The event is being put on by The Revolution Church of Raleigh to raise funds to the Kelly Dowless family.  Kelly was struck with Transverse Myelitis, a debilitating condition which has left her paralyzed.  Proceeds from the race will assist with medical and personal expenses for Kelly and her family.

The entry fee is $25, on or before June 1, and $30 thereafter, up to and including race day.  The fee includes a t-shirt.

Awards will be given to the top three in age group.  The age groups will be determined later.

Click here to download a mail-in en   ... more details

Contact: Kelly Blas at barefootforkelly@yahoo.com



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