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April 2014
April 26 (Saturday), 2014  -  Raleigh  -  Run For Our Heroes  -  9:00 AM  -  5K,Kids

This will be the 6th Annual Run For Our Heroes road race.    The course was revised and recertified in 2013 and is a flat and fast course that winds its’ way through downtown scenic Raleigh.

Click here to download a course map.

A record field of over 1600 runners and walkers registered for this event in 2013.  Paul Springer took top honors in 15:42.  Allison Camp was the fastest female with a 18:29 clocking.  Since this was a new course, both performances are course records.

This race is part of the Spring Second Empire Grand Prix Series. 

There will be 1 water station on the course. BIB timing will be used to guarantee accurate results.

This race will offer each entrant in the 5K a choice of being a competitive or recreational entrant. Here is the difference: Competitive entrants are those who wish to be eligible for awards or just want to receive an official time. Recreational entrants are those who don’t care about being eligible for awards and do not want an official time. However, there will be a digital clock at the finish line where each entrant can see their finish time.

Regardless of whether one is entering the competitive or recreational division, the entry fees are all the same: $25 NLT April 1, 2014, $30 from April 2-25 and $35 on race day.  For groups of 20 or more, please contact the race director for possible discount information-(runforourheroes@aol.com).

The entry fee includes a t-shirt – guaranteed to all those registered NLT midnight on April 11th. After that date it will be on a “first-served” basis.

In the 5K race, awards will be presented to the first, second, and third place overall male and female finishers and to the first three male and female finishers in each of the following age groups: 12-under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79,  80 and over. In addition, awards will be presented to the top three male and female Law Enforcement Officer finishers.

The McGruff Crime Dog Kids’ Dash will start at 10 a.m. for children ages 10 and under. The entry fee for this 100 yard dash is $5 (no late fee). The fee for the Kids’ Dash does not include a t-shirt. All participants in the McGruff Kids’ Dash will receive a gift pack.

Late entrants can register and pre-registered runners can pick up their packets at the Capital RunWalk in Cameron Village on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 5pm-7pm or Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 5pm-7pm or at the race site under the rotunda at City Hall on race day beginning at 7:30am. For directions to The Capital RunWalk directions, go to http://www.capitalrunwalk.com/

Following the race, there will be a post-race social at Napper Tandy's Restaurant. There will be free food and a chance to win raffle prizes for the participants.
 
Contact: Kimberly Swinson at runforourheroes@aol.com
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April 26 (Saturday), 2014  -  Durham  -  Angels Among Us 5K  -  9:00 AM  -  5K,Walk

In 2013 over 2,500 runners and walkers registered for the 5K race. They were led by Brian Conley who covered the USAT&F-certified course in 17:20. Connie Merriman won the women’s title in 20:07. Christopher Capps holds the men’s course-record of 17:17 set in 2011 while Adrienne Greenough holds the women’s record of 19:53– also set in 2011. 


Contact: Ellen Stainback at ellen.stainback@duke.edu
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April 27 (Sunday), 2014  -  Cary  -  Triangle 5K Run to Remember  -  3:00 pm  -  5K

Over 200 runners and walkers registered for this first-time event last year at the WakeMed Soccer Park.  Michael Buttrick took top honors with a 19:10 clocking.  Erin Manion led the women in 21:40.

Profits from the race will benefit Alzheimers North Carolina, which is dedicated to providing education, support and services to individuals with dementia, their families, health care professionals and the general public while raising awareness and funding for research of a cause(s), treatment, prevention and cure for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. 100% of all funds will remain in North Carolina.

This race will offer each entrant in the 5K a choice of being a competitive or recreational entrant. Here is the difference: Competitive entrants are those who wish to be eligible for awards or just want to receive an official time. Recreational entrants are those who don’t care about being eligible for awards and do not want an official time. However, there will be a digital clock at the finish line where each entrant can see his or her finish time.

The entry fee for the 5K is $25, increasing to $30 after April 14. The fee for the kid’s dash is $5 with no late fee. All those registering for the 5K by April 14th will be guaranteed a t-shirt. After that date t-shirts will be “as available.”

Late entrants can register and pre-registered entrants can pick up their packets at Omega Sports in North Hills on Friday, April 25th, from 4-7 pm.  Late entrants can also register and pre-registered entrants can also pick up their packets on race day at WakeMed Soccer park beginning at 1:45 pm.

In the 5K prizes will be awarded to the first three finishers in each of the following age groups; (both sexes) 14-under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, and 65-over.

Click here to download a mail-in entry form

 
Contact: Richard Hiatt at development@alznc.org
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May 2014
May 3 (Saturday), 2014  -  Middlesex  -  Home Run for the Children  -  9:00 AM  -  5K

In its debut in spring of 2013, this event had over 100 entrants.  Steven Bateman (20:01) and Sandra Lucas (24:51) were the overall winners.  Since this was the first time this course had been run, both performances are course records.

The race is put on by the Free Will Baptist Children’s Home in Middlesex. The out-and-back USAT&F-certified 5K course starts and finishes at the Home located at 7907 Buck Deans Road.

Click here for a course map.

The entry fee is $25 and includes an event fitness towel guaranteed to all those registered by April 25. On race day, the fee increases to $30.

Participants in the 5K can either register as a “competitive” or a “recreational” participant. The competitive runners will be issued chips, will receive official times, and be eligible for awards. The recreational runner/walker will not receive an official time but will be able to see his/her finishing time in a digital clock at the finish line.

Awards will be presented to the first three males overall, to the first three females overall, and to the first three finishers (both sexes) in each of the following age divisions: 12-under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70-over.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Home.

 


Contact: Gary Lee at glee@fwbch.org
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May 3 (Saturday), 2014  -  Cary  -  WakeMed Cary Distance Festival  -  8:00 am  -  10K,5K

This will be the 21st running of this event. In 2013 Kaleb Keyserling won the 10K race in 32:51 breaking the course record by 4 seconds.  Michelle Langan Carlson won the women's competition in 36:07 – also a new course mark for the women. The 5K winners included Brett Howell who won with a 16:40 effort and Allison Camp who won the women’s title in 19:00. Both of those marks were also new course records.

The start/finish area for both races is located at Waverly Place behind Whole Foods located at 102 New Waverly Place in Cary. Most of the run will take place in the Lochmere sub-division.

Click here to download a 5K course map.  Click here to download a 10K course map.

The Distance Festival 5K Run is also the eighth event in the eleven-race Second Empire Spring 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 to http://www.secondempireseries.com

The 10K will start at 8 am, and the 5K begins at 8:05 am. Both courses are USATF-certified.

The registration fee for either race is $15 on or before April 25, $20 (April 26-May 2), and $25 on race day. Entrants can also order a dri-wick technical t-shirt for $15 if their entry is received or postmarked NLT April 16. A limited number of shirts will be available at packet pickup on the 1st and on race day.

Pre-registered runners can pick up their race packets and late registrants can enter either Thursday, May 1st, at Inside Out Sports in Cary from 5-7 p.m. or on race day at the start/finish area beginning at 6:30 a.m. Inside Out Sports is located at 2002 Grisdale Lane in Cary.

There will be a special drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Inside Out Sports for all those who either pick up their packets or register at the store Thursday night during the hours of packet pickup.

In each race awards from Inside Out Sports will be presented to the three men overall, the top three women overall, and the top three finishers in each of the following age divisions: (both sexes) 12-under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, and 60-over.
 
Contact: Jim Young at tjyoung@mindsprimg.com
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May 10 (Saturday), 2014  -  Clayton  -  31st Annual Clayton Road Race  -  9:00 am  -  5K,Kids

One of the area’s oldest continuously run road races, this event, now in its 31st year, is part of the East Carolina Corporate Road Race series.

In 2013 over 320 runners and walkers registered for the 5K. They were led by Jonathan Wood in 18:05. Christina Whitley led the women across the finish line in 23:29.

The 5K Run and the 5K Health Walk both begin at 9 am, and the 1/10-mile Tot Trot starts at 9:45 am. The 5K starts on 111 East 2nd Street at the Clayton Center and finishes on Horne Street behind the Town Hall. The Tot Trot starts and finishes on Horne Street and will start as soon as the 5K is finished.

Click here to download a course map.

The entry fee for the 5K Run and the 5K Health Walk is $20, if postmarked NLT May 2. After that date, the fee is $25. The Tot Trot fee is $5. T-shirts are guaranteed to all those entered in the 5K by April 19.

In the 5K Race, trophies will be awarded to the top three male runners, to the top three female runners and to the top three finishers in each of the following age groups (both sexes): 11-under,12-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-over. In the Health Walk the first three finishers will receive awards. In the Tot Trot, all finishers will receive ribbons.

Click here to download a mail-in entry form.
Contact: Matt Lorion at mlorion@twonofclaytonnc.org
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May 17 (Saturday), 2014  -  Raleigh  -  The Minuteman Muster  -  8:00 am  -  5K,8K

This popular event is only in its second year, but attracted over 200 athletes in its introduction last year, and almost 1000 spectators. It is not only a favorite for local runners and walkers due to the challenging hills and unique distance, but attracts a diverse audience as it is co-conducted with a large interagency open house event with military, emergency management, and law enforcement equipment displays, live music by a top 40 cover band, and games and events for children.

The races run concurrent and start and finish at the NC National Guard Military Center (1636 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh). The race is hosted by the by the NC National Guard with profits benefitting the North Carolina National Guard Association’s Educational Foundation, providing equal opportunity for quality college education for Soldiers and Airmen of all ranks and their family members, based on scholastic achievement and community service.

Participants have the option to compete as a team for the 8K race only.  The Chief of Joint Staff Challenge (Chief's Challenge) requires that teams be composed of 4 members. Team members register individually and record their team name in the appropriate box.  Scoring is based on the combined time of all 4 team members.  The team with the lowest combined time is declared the winner. There are no age groups for the Chief's Challenge.  Teams finishing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place will be recognized.

The early registration fee is only $30 and includes a t-shirt.  Early registration ends on May 6.  Beginning May 7, the entry fee is $40.  Only early registrants are guaranteed a t-shirt.
Click here to download the 8K course map. Click here to download a 5K course map.  The 5K runs the same route but with a turnaround point 2.5K into the route.

 The Open House is free to all and the general public is welcome.    Click here for the link to additional information regarding the public Open House event, as well as the 5K and 8K route.  On both races, medals are awarded to the first male finisher overall, to the first female finisher overall and to the first three males and females in each of the following age groups: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50-over.  The Chief of Joint Staff Challenge is only available for teams in the 8K race.

Please direct any event questions to MAJ Stephen McCormick at  stephen.l.mccormick.mil@mail.mil
Contact: MAJ Stephen McCormick at stephen.l.mccormick.mil@mail.mil
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May 17 (Saturday), 2014  -  Wake Forest  -  13th Annual Wake Forest Rotary 5K  -  8:30 AM  -  5K,1mi

Over 130 runners and walkers participated in this event last year with James Lawson winning with a time of 17:57. Bailey Benson ran 22:23 in winning the women’s title.

Click here to download a course map.

The entry fees for the 5K are $18 through April 27, $20 from April 28 to May 16, and $25 on race day. The fee for the mile is $10 with no late fee.

Official times will be taken in the 5K. The 5K starts at 8:30 am, and the mile begins at 9:30 am.

In the 5K, awards will be presented to the first three males overall, to the first three females overall, and to the first three finishers in each of the following age groups (both sexes): 12-under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60-over. All children who finish the mile fun run will receive medals.

Late entrants can register and pre-registered entrants can pick up their race packets on Friday, May 16 at The Factory from 5-8 pm or on race day beginning at 7 am.

Click here to download mail-in entry form.


Contact: Bob McCamy at rotaryroadrace@gmail.com
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May 18 (Sunday), 2014  -  Cary  -  16th Annual NCRC Classic Half-Marathon and 10K...  -  7 am  -  10K,HalfM

In 2013 over 800 runners signed up for this event. Derek Fenton (1:18:54) and Tina Kornachuk (1:28:18) were tops in the half-marathon, Joe Moore (1:10:56) holds the men’s course mark set in 2010. Modliszewski (1:22:09) also set the women’s course mark in 2010.

In the 10K, Wayne Crews led all finishers in 38:31. Rita Beard led the women in 43:06. Bobby Mack (32:16) and Brennan Liming (38:23) hold the course marks for the 10k – both set in 2012

The races start and finish at 3001 Weston Parkway with most of the courses being on the trails of Umstead State Park. For copies of the course maps, go to http://www.usatf.org/events/courses/search/ and enter NC09034PH for the 10K and NC09035PH for the half-marathon.

The NCRC Invitational Half-Marathon is a partner in the "Spring Triple Crown" which includes the Tobacco Road Half-Marathon and the Race 13.1 Midtown Raleigh.  Participants completing all three races will also receive a commemorative medal that will be presented at the Midtown Half-Marathon.

The NC Roadrunners Club Classic Half-Marathon is also the 10th race in the eleven-race Second Empire Spring 2014 Grand Prix Series. Runners who participate in these races accumulate points and are awarded,

For all the information and to register, go to http://ncroadrunners.org/classic-half-marathon-10k/

 
Contact: Dave Mulley at ncrc-classic@ncroadrunners.org
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May 24 (Saturday), 2014  -  Lillington  -  Dog Jog 5K and 1-Mile  -  8:30 am  -  5K,1mi

In its debut last year, over 200 runners and walkers participated in this event.  Dalton Cox led the way with a 17:19 clocking.  Michelle Smith was the fastest female finishing with a time of 24:29.
The race is managed by the Harnett Animal Welfare Coalition (HAWC). The HAWC is a non-profit organization formed to build a community partnership for the benefit of the County’s animals.
The races start and finish at the Harnett County Courthouse located at 301 West Cornelius Harnett Boulevard in downtown Lillington. Click here to download a course map.

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Contact: Heather Jackson at heather@harnettawc.org
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May 25 (Sunday), 2014  -  Cary  -  Someone Special Like Me 5K  -  8:30 AM  -  5K,Kids

In its second year in 2013, over 450 runners and walkers registered for this event held at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. Isaac Stroud led all finishers in the 5K in 18:50. Rebecca Boggs took the women’s title in 20:01 a new course record for women in this event.  Austen Hughes holds the event course record of 17:47 set in 2012.

The race will benefit “Someone Special Like Me”, nonprofit organization formed to help fill the needs of the children in Wake County’s special needs community. All proceeds will go to fund the first building in Wake County completely dedicated to recreation for special needs children.   

In 2014 this event is proud to be the final race for the Second Empire 2014 Spring Grand Prix.

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Contact: Kandice Banne at kandice@someonespeciallikeme.org
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May 31 (Saturday), 2014  -  Cary  -  Water for People 5K  -  9:00 AM  -  5K

This is new race for the Triangle area put on by the American Water Works Association to benefit Water for People.  For more information on what this organization does to bring clean drinking water and improved sanitation to underdeveloped area throughout the world, visit them at www.waterforpeople.org.

The race will be held at the WakeMed Soccer Park beginning at 9 am.
 
Entrants will be able to choose between being a timed runner or not being timed.  The entry fees are the same for each - $25, increasing to $30 after April 30, up to and including race day.  The entry fee includes a t-shirt.

Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers in each of the following age groups:  12-under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60-over.

Late entrants can register and pre-registered entrants can pick up their race packets on Friday, May 30, from 5-7 pm at Omega Sports in Cary OR on race day at the WakeMed Soccer Park beginning at 8 am.  Omega Sports is located at 314 Crossroads Boulevard.
 
Contact: Raymond Cordon at rcordon@icaeng.com
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May 31 (Saturday), 2014  -  Cary  -  REI Central Race Series  -  8:30 am  -  5K,10K

This is the first 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 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, May 30, between 3-7 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.

The second race in the Series will be held on September 13, also at Umstead Park.

Click here to register for the 10K.  Click here to register for the 5K.
 
Contact: Paul Harwood at pharwood@rei.com
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June 2014
June 14 (Saturday), 2014  -  Louisburg  -  Midnight Run for Water  -  11:00 pm  -  5K

Do NOT be misled.  Although the run is titled “Midnight Run for Water 5K,” it does not start at midnight.  Each year several runners make that mistake and arrived well after the 11 pm starting time. 

But in the race organizer’s defense, “Midnight Run” sounds a lot better than “11 O’clock PM Run.”

The race is the idea of the Water Warriors -  a group of middle school students from Crosscreek Charter School who are raising money for Kebeneti Primary School in Kericho, Kenya.  The objective is to collect money in order to build a well so that the school will have access to freshwater. Female school children are walking 5 miles to reach bacteria- infested water and miss half of a day of school. The run occurs at 11 pm, because, with the time difference, it will be the same time the girls are leaving to collect their water for the day.
Last year, 90 runners and walkers registered for the event.  Matthew Drown led the field in 20:32.  Emma Albright took the female title in 27:22.  Since this was the first time this course was run, both are course records.

The race starts and finishes at Louisburg College in Louisburg. 

Participants have a choice of competing as a recreational or competitive entrant. 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 $20 for recreational entrants and $25 for competitive entrants. T-shirts are guaranteed to all those registered by May 20th

Click here to download an entry form.
 
Contact: Robin Jackson at rjackson@crosscreekcharterschool.com
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June 14 (Saturday), 2014  -  Roxboro  -  Sappony 5K Trail Run/1 Mile Fun Run  -  8:30 am  -  5K,1mi

In its second year in 2013, this race drew over 230 registrants to Mayo Park – just north of Roxboro. Sammy Martin took the overall title in 20:09, Morgan King won the women’s title in 24:51.  Course records are held by Dillon Kunz (19:35) and Nicole Burch (23:08) both of which were run in 2012.

As the name implies, this is a trail run, starting and finishing at the Educational Building in the Park. The address for your GPS is 599 Neal's Store Road, Roxboro, NC. The mile will start at 8:30, and the 5K will begin at 9 am.

The course will start and finish at the Educational Building in the park and will be run on trails. The mile will start at 8:30, and the 5K will begin at 9 am.

The entry fee for the 5K is $25 if received by June 2. After that date the fee is $30 up to and including race day. The entry fees for the mile are $10 and $15, respectively. The 5K entry fee includes a t-shirt, guaranteed to all those registered by June 2.

In the 5K, awards will be given to the first male finisher overall, the first female finisher overall, the first master finishers of each sex, and to the top three finishers in each of the following age groups: (both sexes) 9-under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70-over. In the mile, all finishers ages 12 and under will receive a medal.

Late entrants can register and pre-registered runners can pick up their packets at the race site on race day morning beginning at 7 am.

Profits from the race will benefit the Sappony Indian Heritage Program - a non-profit organization whose mission is to teach youth about their heritage and traditions while promoting healthy lifestyles and the importance of giving back to the community.

Click here to download a mail-in entry form.
 
Contact: Lisa King at sapponygirl@gmail.com
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June 28 (Saturday), 2014  -  Cary  -  Run for Liberty  -  8:00 am  -  5K,1mi

Del Bianco Prosthetics and Orthotics invites everyone to come out for a great and fun race with family and friends! Last year the event had over 200 runners, and we are looking forward to another great race this year. Register early, sponsors welcome!

All runners and walkers are welcome, and amputees race free! The registration fee is $25 for the 5k and $10 for the 1 Mile Fun Run, both of which include t-shirts. A late fee of $5 applies for any registrations after 6/14/2014.

Medals will be awarded in the 5k to the top 3 males overall, top 3 females overall and top 3 amputees as well as to the top finishers (both male and female) in the following age categories: 11-under,12-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-over. This is a sanctioned USA Track & Field event with chip timing provided.

The mile begins at 8 am, followed by the start of the 5K at 8:30 am

Del Bianco Prosthetics and Orthotics, a locally owned and operated prosthetic and orthotic clinic with Wake County locations, is committed to caring for their patients by providing superior prosthetic and orthotic services and helping them return to the lifestyle and activities they enjoy.

This is the second year for this event.  Last year Andy Tessena (18:16) and Ashley Blawas (21:31) were the overall wiinners.

All profits go directly to The Amputee Coalition, a national non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The Amputee Coalition is the nation’s leading organization on limb loss, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for amputees and their families, improving patient care and preventing limb loss. With the generous support of the public, they are helping amputees live well with limb loss, raising awareness about limb loss prevention and ensuring amputees have a voice in matters affecting their ability to live full, thriving lives.

Click here to download a mail-in entry form.
 
Contact: James Del Bianco at jim@delbiancopo.com
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July 2014
July 19 (Saturday), 2014  -  Ridgeway  -  1st Annual Cantaloupe 5K  -  8:00 am  -  5K

The Cantaloupe 5K kicks off the morning’s activities at the Cantaloupe Festival in Ridgeway.  The race starts and finishes at the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Department located at 654 on US 1 in Ridgeway.   The out-and-back course will be USAT&F- certified.

The entry fee is $25 and includes a dri-wick technical shirt to all those entered by July 1.  After that date, some shirts will still be available, but not guaranteed.

Participants have a choice of competing as a recreational or competitive entrant. 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.

Awards will be presented to the first three males overall, to the first 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.

Late entrants can register and pre-registered entrants can pick up their packets at the first house on race day between 6:30 and 8:00 am.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Ridgeway Volunteer Fire Department and the Ridgeway Historical Association. 

Race participants are invited to stay for the Festival which begins at 10 am and features lots food and drinks, arts and craft vendors, historical displays, local entertainment, kiddie rides, and horse back rides.

Click here to download a mail-in entry form.
 
Contact: Tommy Tucker at tucthm@aol.com
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July 26 (Saturday), 2014  -  Morrisville  -  5th Annual Run with Heart 5K  -  8:00 am  -  5K,Kids

The 4th Annual Run with HEART took place this summer with over 210 registered runners and walkers. Joey Diserafino won the race in 18:07 while Kristin Harman won the women’s title in 22::51. The course record is held by Paul Springer who ran 15:53 in 2011. Heidi Bretscher set the women’s course mark of 18:24 in that same year.

The event is run on a USATF-certified course and is hosted by Hatcher Grove Christian Community. The race starts and finishes at the Cedar Fork Community Center located at 1050 B Town Hall Drive in Morrisville.

Click here to download a course map.

The 5K will begin at 8:00 am, followed by a 100-yard dash for kids for kids ages 10 and under at 9 am.

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Contact: Lauren Breland-Smith at Luaren@runwithheart.org
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August 2014
August 9 (Saturday), 2014  -  Cary  -  Bella Rose Strides for Babies  -  8:00 am  -  5K,Kids

Last year 277 runners and walkers registered for this event which takes place at the WakeMed Soccer Park.  Since it is run on the course used in many high school and college cross-country meets, it was an excellent opportunity for harriers to test their fitness before the cross-country season begins.

Andy Tessena won the race in 18:05 while Jenny Donnelly took the women’s title in 19:33 – a new women’s course record for the event. Ben Girodias holds the men’s course mark of 16:55 set in 2012.

The race is being managed by the Carolina Family Practice and Sports Medicine in Cary. On May 2, 2011, tragedy struck the Carolina Family Practice and Sports Medicine family when Amy Diaz, one of their beloved employees, suffered the heartbreaking loss of her beautiful and charismatic baby daughter Bella Rose to the dreadful mystery that is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS.

To honor her, Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine is working with the help of the CJ SIDS Foundation to organize the second annual Bella Rose Strides for Babies 5k. Proceeds from the event will help promote research and awareness for the terrible mystery that is SIDS.

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Contact: Aaron Leininger at aaronleininger@yahoo.com
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August 23 (Saturday), 2014  -  Cary  -  20th Annual Run for Life  -  8:00 am  -  5K,1mi

In 2013 over 280 runners and walkers registered for this event which is held at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. Xavier Rutz took top honors in 17:06. Keri Celeste won the women’s competition in 21:27. Ryan Kaat holds the course record for this event running 16:19 in 2011. Anna Clinton holds the women’s course mark of 18:56 set in 2009.

The mile run begins at 8 am, and the 5K starts at 8:30 am. Both race are timed with the ChampionChip.

The entry fees are $25 for the 5K and $20 for the mile. After August 17, both fees increase by $5.  T-shirts are guarnateed to all those registered by August 17.

Registrants in the 5K and mile 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

In the 5K awards will be presented to the top three women overall, to the top three men overall and to the top three finishers in each age groups. In the mile, the top three male and female finishers in each age group will receive awards. The age groups are as follows:

Mile (both sexes): 8-under, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14
5K (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 and 70-over.

Race packets can be picked up and late entrants can register on race day at the WakeMed Soccer Park beginning at 7 am.

Proceeds from the race will benefit The Galilee House, a local ministry designed around the true needs of young, unmarried, pregnant women.  The Galilee House offers residents a safe home, Christian information, practical skills, mentoring. opportunities to pursue gainful employment and education, and the opportunity to focus on motherhood. For more information on The Galilee House, go to www.galileehouse.org.

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Contact: Kathy Klein at blk4jmk@gmail.com
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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. 

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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.

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Contact: Karen Jackson at kkjack@bellsouth.net
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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.

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 3-7 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.
 
Contact: Paul Harwood at pharwood@rei.com
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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.

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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 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.

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.
 
Contact: Elizabeth Wexler at celebration5K@ncroadrunners.org
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September 27 (Saturday), 2014  -  Cary  -  Sweat Hope 5K  -  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. 
 
 
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 registration will receive a headband and donate a headband to a girl at UNC and Duke Hospitals. Each male registration 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.
 
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.

 
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.

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

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Contact: Lawrence McKeithan at Lawrence.W.Mckeithan@ncdps.gov
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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.

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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.

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Contact: Joni Hubble-Zeneberg at recsupervisor@selma-nc.com
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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 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. For more information on the Series, go tohttp://www.secondempireseries.com/fall/

For more information, go to http://www.trianglerunwalkforautism.org/
 
Contact: Macy Russell at mrussell@autismsociety-nc.org
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October 18 (Saturday), 2014  -  Clayton  -  C3 Run for Haiti  -  9:00 am  -  5K,1mi

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

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Contact: Katie Chatham at katie@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.

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Contact: Kelly Larson at KLarson@aldagen.com
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October 26 (Sunday), 2014  -  Raleigh  -  Monster Dash  -  2 pm  -  5K,1mi

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 in15:26, 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, which is sponsored by Capital RunWalk in Cameron Village starts near their store. 

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

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Contact: Mike Zimmerman at mikez.caprun@gmail.com
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November 2014
November 8 (Saturday), 2014  -  Raleigh  -  Run to Reclaim  -  8:00 am  -  5K

Last year a record field of 204 runners and walkers signed up for this event which is managed by the good folks at Southbridge Fellowship in Raleigh.  Paul Springer (16:30) and Ashley McDuffee (19:52) led the way for their genders, both setting course records in the process.

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, the race starts at 8:00 am.

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Contact: Michelle McCann at mmccann@southbridgefellowship.com
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December (2014)