Now in its fifth year, this race is part of the 2018 Second Empire Grand Prix – the third race in the 15-event year-long series.
Last year a record field of over 400 runners and walkers signed up for this event. They were led by Omar Wiggan (17:36) and Erin Taylor (19:08). Taylor’s time was a new course record for the women. The men’s event record is held by Matthew Loeffler (16:29) 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.
Profits from the event will go to support Hope for Warriors of North Carolina. For more information on this fine organIzation, go to http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/
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 10, $30 from February 12-March 9, and $35 on race day.
T-shirts are guaranteed to all those registered by February 23rd. 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.
There will also be a free kid's fun run for those ages 10 and younger which will be held after the 5K is finished.
Pre-registered runners can pick up their packets and late entrants can register on Friday, March 9th, 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.