Ryan Laytham took top honors in the 2015 edition of this race with a 16:28 clocking Jenny DePaolo took the women’s title in 21:05. The course records are held by Nicholas Kurgat (14:09) and Hellen Jemutari (16:32) – both set in 2012. Over 200 runners and walkers signed up for the race which was part of the Second Empire Grand Prix.
In 2016 The Patrol Stroll will again be part of the Grand Prix Series. For more information on the Grand Prix, click here.
The race starts and finishes at the NCSHP Training Facility near Garner located at 3318 Old Garner Road, Raleigh, NC 27610. Part of the race is run on the NC Highway Patrol Driving Track.
Profits from the race will go to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
The entry fee for the 5K is $30, increasing to $35 after September 20, up to and including race day. For the mile, the fees are $20 and $25, respectively, and for the MADD Kid’s Dash the fee is $5 with no late fee. The entry fee includes a t-shirt to all those registered for the mile or the 5K – guaranteed to all those registered by September 11.
All 5K entrants will also receive a “goody bag” – which is by far one of the best ones featured in area races.
In the 5K, awards will be presented to the first three males and the first three females overall and to the top three finishers in each of the following age divisions (both sexes): 12-under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and 80-over. Awards will also be presented to the top three male troopers and top three female troopers.
There also will be team competition in the 5K. A team consists of three or more individuals who work for the same law enforcement team or military unit.
In the mile, the top three finishers will receive a medal. The 50-yard MADD Dash is for children ages 12 and under.
For more information, go to http://www.thepatrolstroll.org