In 2013 a crowd of over 500 runners and walkers turned out for this event in downtown Raleigh. Brett Howell (16:17) was the overall winner. Allison Camp ran 19:11 to win the women’s title. Course records are held by Abdul Alzindani (14:32) and Jemissa Hess (16:36).
Those course records will stand forever as the race is being moved. The new course will start and finish at Trinity Academy and will be run on an out-and-back course through the picturesque Wildwood Green golf community.
The morning begins with the start of the 5K at 9:00 am followed by the mile at 9:55 and the Kids’ 100-Yard Dash at 10:15.
The entry fees are $25 for the 5K if received on or before February 23rd and $30 thereafter up to and including race day. For runners ages 12 and younger, the fees are $15 and $30, respectively. For the 1-mile run, the entry fee is $15 with no late fee. The entry fee for both the mile and 5K includes a technical shirt guaranteed to all those whose entries are received on or before February 23th. After that date the race will do their best to provide everyone with a shirt but cannot guarantee it
There is no fee for the Kid’s Dash, but a shirt can be ordered with those entries for an additional $10 if received on or before February 23rd.
In the 5K, all finishers will receive a “chip time” and a “gun time” with awards all based on “gun times.” No official times will be taken for those signing up for the mile, but all finishers will be able to see their finishing times on a digital clock at the finish line.
In the 5K, awards will be presented to the top three males overall, to the top three females overall, to the top three master finishers of each sex, and to the top three finishers in each of the following age divisions: (both sexes) 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, and 75-over.
Pre-registered entrants can pick up their race packets and late entrants can register on Thursday, March 6, at Capital RunWalk in Cameron Village from 5-7 pm or on Friday, March 7, from 12-2 pm and from 3-5 pm at Trinity Academy. . Pre-registered entrants can also pick up their race packets and late entrants can register on race day at the start/finish area beginning at 7:00 am.
The Second Empire 5K Classic is the fourth race in the Second Empire Spring 2014 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.
Second Empire 5K Classic is now also part of the 27th annual Eastern Carolina Corporate Road Race Series. For more information on the Series, contact Jim Wrenn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Trinity Academy of Raleigh.