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.
As a non-profit , Presbyterian-affiliated organization,. Glenaire has never asked any residents to leave their community simply because they had outlived their resources. In its 24 years, Glenaire has provided well over $3 million in financial assistance. In 2018, they expect to provide over $350,000 in scholarship funds. All of the race proceeds will support this cause
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 two water 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, receive 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 20. After that date, they will be “as available.” Entrants will also receive a swag bag, flat pack running belt, and pint glass as supplies last.
Pre-registered entrants can pick up their packets and late entrants can register at the Jordan Lake Brewing Company, http://jordanlakebrewing.com on Thursday, April 5, from 5 – 7 pm and also on race day beginning at 7:30 am. Jordan Lake Brewing Company is located at 320 East Durham Road Cary, NC 27513.
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): 12-under, 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-55, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-90, 90 and over.
There will be team competition with the group that gets the most entrants receiving $250 to give to the charity of their choice. Entrants can either join an existing team or start their own team.
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.