In its debut last year, over 120 runners and walkers registered for this event held at Joyner Park in Wake Forest.
The race is managed by Purr Partners, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless cats find permanent, loving homes. All of their cats are spayed or neutered, up-to-date on shots, healthy, and ready for adoption. They are focused on rescuing cats from local kill shelters and try to save many of the older cats as well as the kittens.
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The 5K and fun walk will both begin at 9:30, with walkers starting in the rear. The race will start and finish at Joyner Park – 701 Harris Rd for your GPS.
The entry fee for the 5K is $30 up to and including October 21st. Beginning October 22nd, the fee is $35 up to and including race day. The fee includes a t-shirt guaranteed to all entered by October 29th, after that date they will be offered if available.
The entry fee for the fun walk, for which no official times will be taken, is $10. Those entering the fun walk can also order a t-shirt for an additional $15 if entered By October 29th.
Entrants in the 5K have a choice of entering as a competitive or recreational entrant. Here is the difference. The competitive entrant will receive an official time and be eligible for awards. The recreational entrant will not receive an official time nor be eligible for awards but will be able to see his/her finish time on a digital clock at the finish.
The 5K awards will be presented to the top woman overall, to the top male overall and to the top finisher in each of the following age groups( both sexes) 9-under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 49-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over.
Race packets can be picked up and late entrants can register at RUN-N-TRI, located at 11831 Retail Drive in Wake Forest, on Saturday November 4th, from 12-4 pm OR on race day at Joyner Park beginning at 8 am.
Note: The Town of Wake Forest does not allow any monetary transactions in Joyner Park. Those wishing to register race day morning will need to do that on line at home before they come or on their cell phones at the race.
Also, there will be volunteers at the race accepting cat/kitten items- dry food, canned food, scratching posts, etc…… No cash donations please. All those bringing donations will be entered in a Burt’s Bees gift basket, and winner will be drawn during the awards ceremony.
Thank you for supporting Purr Partners Feline Rescue