One of the oldest 5K’s in the Triangle where every female finisher receives a red rose, The North Carolina Roadrunners Club is proud to present the 41st Annual Run for the Roses 5K. This fun traditional Valentine's weekend race offers a fun-filled afternoon for the family to raise money to benefit Four Paws and a Wake Up-NC an organization which trains service dogs for Veterans and Team Red, White and Blue NC, an organization with the mission to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
In 2020, there were over 550 entries. Wade Miller took top honors in 17:07, while Erin Taylor (3rd overall) led the women in 18:25.
The last day to register online is Friday February 11, 2022.
Early Packet Pickup/Late Registration
Location: New Balance Raleigh, located in Midtown East Shopping Center 1101 Mercantile Drive, Suite 100 Raleigh, NC 27609
When: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Race Day: Sunday, February 13, 2022
Location: Dorothea Dix Park - west side of Spruill Building 805 Ruggles Dr, Raleigh, NC
12:30 PM - Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup starts
2:00 PM - 5K Start
3:00 PM - Kids Fun Runs Start
3:15 PM - Awards
The course is a USAT&F certified 5K loop at the lovely and scenic Dorothea Dix Park. This 3.1 mile course will take you around beautiful open fields and through the former occupied buildings of NC’s first Psychiatric Hospital. There is plenty of parking available on campus for all race events.
We are a jogging stroller friendly race and participants are welcome to run or walk with jogging strollers, we just ask that you start towards the back of the pack to allow the other runners a clear start. Here are some helpful hints for racing with a stroller
We will donate a portion of the race proceeds to Four Paws and a Wake Up-NC and Team Red, White and Blue NC (in 2014 we donated $4000 to each charity) but you can also raise money that will go directly to the charities using our "fundraising" service. Once you have registered for the race you can create your own fundraising page.
$20 until midnight on November 30, 2021
$25 until midnight on January 31, 2022
$30 from February 1, 2022 through race day
Special rate - $18 for all entries under 18 years old
NCRC and Team Red White & Blue members get a $5 discount.
** The fee includes a long sleeved shirt to all those who enter by midnight on January 30, 2022. If you desire to donate all of your registration fee to the two charities, select "no shirt" on the registration form.
There are no refunds for any reason. If, for reasons out of our control (i.e. an ice storm or such), we are unable to hold the event on the scheduled day, the race will be cancelled and not rescheduled. However, we will make all t-shirts available to those that registered. We will make every effort to run the race as long as it is safe to do so.
There also will be a 2-person team competition: 1 male and 1 female, any age, can register as a team. They will run against other "couples" for the fastest combined course time. There is no fee for the team competition and teams can register on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at early packet pickup or on race day.
Awards will be presented to the first three overall males, females, male masters and female masters and to the top three finishers in each of the following age groups (male and female): 12-under, 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80-over. In the team competition, awards will be given to the top three teams with the fastest combined times.
Bring your old running shoes, children's shoes, dress shoes, casual shoes, any shoes you don't wear anymore to the race. 1RedShoe Realty will be collecting your shoes for the Raleigh Rescue Mission. Drop your shoes off at the 1RedShoe tent on race day.
100 meter dash for 6 years old and younger
400 meter dash (1/4 mile) for 6-10 years old
Registration for the Children’s Races will take place on race day. Parents are welcome and encouraged to run with their children. All children participating in these events will receive a medal for completing their race. These races will start at 3:00 pm.
Pet Food Collections
We will be collecting pet food for the Wake County SPCA and other Animal Rescue Organizations. Please bring your donation on race day or to early packet pickup!
Sponsors If you are interested in donating cash (100% of which will be passed on to our charities) or “in-kind” items (which will help NCRC reduce our race day costs and result in more money being donated to our charities) please contact Elizabeth Werner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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