This event had over 400 entrants in its debut in spring of 2017. The event, which is put on by the Glenaire Retirement Community, starts and finishes at their facility located at 4000 Glenaire Circle in Cary.
Omar Wiggan led all finishers with a 16:58 clocking, while Kyle Feldman led the women with a 18:44 performance. Since this was the first year that course had been run, both times are the course records.
Once again, this event will be part of the Second Empire Grand Prix.
The race will benefit the Presbyterian Homes Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to provide senior adults with caring and high quality services in support of their physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual well-being.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
7:30 am – Registration and Packet PickUp begins
9:00 am - 5K starts
9:10 am – 1-Mile Walk starts
10:00 am – 5K Awards Ceremony
The 5K course begins and finishes on the parking deck at the Glenaire Retirement Community. The loop course is certified by the USA Track & Field. There will be twowater stops on the course, and each mile will be marked as well as the half-way point .Click here to download a course map.
The 1-Mile walk will begin and end on the parking deck and will be an out-and-back course through the Community.
Those in the 5K can choose between entering as a competitive entrant or as a recreational entrant. Here is the difference: the competitive entrant, while not necessarily fast, simply wishes to have his or her name listed in the official results, recieve points in the Grand Prix Series, and be eligible for one of the awards. The recreational entrant is not interested in having his official time published, getting Grand Prix points, or being eligible for awards. However all finishers will be able to see their finishing times on a digital clock at the finish line.
The 5K entry fees are the same for the competitive and recreational entrant - $30 increasing to $35 on race day. For the milers, the fee is $20 with no late fee. Children ages 12 and under are free for the mile with no shirt, but they can choose to purchase one for $10.
T-shirts will be included with the entry and are guaranteed to all those registered by March 18. After that date, they will be “as available.”
Pre-registered entrants can pick up their packets and late entrants can register at the Bond Brothers Beer Company on Thursday, April 5, from 5 – 7 pm and also on race day beginning at 7:30 am. Bond Brothers is located at 202 East Cedar Street in Cary.
In the 5K awards will be presented to the first three men overall, to the first three women overall and to the top three finishers in each of the following age divisions (both sexes): 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80-over.
The 5K results will be posted at the race and also at www.runnc.com. All results will count towards state records and national rankings.
POST RACE PARTY
All participants are invited to stick around after race and enjoy the entertainment and lots of refreshments including beer provided by Bond Brothers Beer. Be sure to bring an ID.