Now in its fourth year, this race is part of the 2017 Second Empire Grand Prix – the third race in the 16-event year-long series.

Last year a record field of over 400 runners and walkers signed up for this event.  They were led by Seth Hutchinson (16:41) and Jess Dennison (20:44).  The event records are held by Matthew Loeffler (16:29) and Brianne Gaal (19:13), both marks set in 2015.

The race is sponsored by Sola Coffee & Café, and the race starts and finishes at their store located at 7705 Lead Mine Road in North Raleigh.  Click here to download a course map.

Entrants in the 5K have the option of being timed or not-timed.  The entry fees are the same for either option - $25 up to and including February 11, $30 from February 12-March 9, and $35 on race day.

Performance t-shirts are guaranteed to all those registered by February 24th  After that date it will be "as available."  If there are no shirts for packet pickup and/or race day, the late entry fee will be $30.

Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers overall and also to the top three finishers in each of the following age groups (both 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.

Pre-registered runners can pick up their packets and late entrants can register on Friday, March 10th, at Sola Cafe between 5pm and 7pm.  Pre-registered runners can also pickup their packets and late entrants can register on race day at Sola Cafe beginning at 7 am.

Profits from the event will go to support Hope for Warriors of North Carolina. For more information on this fine organzation, go to http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/