The last day to register online is Friday February 8, 2019.
Early Packet Pickup/Late Registration
Location: New Balance Raleigh, located in Pleasant Valley Promenade
6204-121 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27612
When: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Race Day: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Location: Dorothea Dix Park - west side of Spruill BuildingThe course is a USAT&F certified 5K loop at the lovely and scenic Dorothea Dix Park.
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
New and Exciting
Calling all fast men and women! Ladies, think you can out run a man? Boys, think you can chase down a girl? Participate in this new exciting side event. A small group of elite women runners (8 minute pace or faster) will start before the rest of the field and be chased by the elite men. The object of this pursuit race is to be the first person to cross the finish line. Women will have a 1:30 minute (based on time difference between first male and first female in 2018) head start with the first person to cross the finish line deemed the winner for a grand prize of $250 courtesy of 1RedShoe Realty. This will not affect the overall winners (by gender) or age group winners. There is no fee to participate, only your competitive spirit is required. You can sign up for this event on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at early packet pickup or on race day.
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 Canines for Veterans 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.
Second Empire Grand Prix Series
The Run for the Roses is also the second event in the Second Empire 2019 Grand Prix Series.
Runners who participate in these races accumulate points and are awarded money and prizes
at an awards banquet held at the Second Empire Restaurant at the conclusion of the Series.
$15 until midnight on Oct 21