This will be the third year for the Derby 5K which is held at Cary Academy in Cary, NC. The race is run entirely on the school campus which is located at 1500 North Harrison Avenue in Cary. The race starts at 9 am. There will be two water stops on the course.
Over 300 runners and walkers entered this event in 2017 with Grant Scotto capturing the overall honors in 18:26. Rita Dorry won the female title in 19:20 setting a new course records for the women. The men's course record is by Ryan Laytham (17:12), set in 2016.
Entrants have a choice of being in the competitive division (chip timed) or doing the race as a fun run or walk with no official time.
The entry fee is the same for either category - $30, increasing to $35 after April 1 up to and including race day T-shirts are no longer available.
Parking will be in the Upper School parking lot and will be accessible through the main school entrance and the side entrance by the middle school. The secondary side entrance will be closed all morning.
For the safety of all participants and volunteers, parking lots will close at 8:30. Please respect this deadline to insure the safety of everyone involved. Volunteers will be stationed at both school entrances to direct vehicles and answer any questions.
Race packets can be picked up and late entrants can register at Omega Sports in Park West Village (3025 Market Center Drive, Morrisville) on Friday, May 4, from 3:00 - 6:00 pm. Anyone participating in the event can get 20% off any in-store purchases during those hours.
Race packets also can be picked up and late entrants can also register on race day beginning at 7:30 am at the CA Fieldhouse.
Prizes and gift cards from Omega Sports will be awarded to the first two males overall, to the first two females overall, to the first two Cary Academy faculty/staff/coaches of each sex plus to the top three winners in the following school grades: (both sexes) 5th grade and under, 6th-8th, and 9th-12th. Acceptance of the prize or gift card is voluntary by the winner.
Following the race there will be an expo offering a wide range of products and services from local companies that support the school. A number of vendors will be holding raffles. Winners will be announced throughout the morning and during the awards ceremony after the race. One must be present to collect prizes.
The past runnings of the Cary Academy 5k were very successful thanks to the generous support of the Cary Academy student, parent, and employee volunteers.
On Saturday, May 5, the 5k run/walk and Expo will again be hosted on Cary Academy's beautiful campus. The race, which begins at 9 AM, is organized to appeal to runners and walkers of all ages and levels. The course is an out and back which begins and finishes on the Cary Academy track.