Last year over 370 runners registered as competitive entrants in this event while an equal number ran the race as recreational entrants. Austin Hughes, the defending champion, won the race in 17:04. Sally Hart won the women’s title in 20:23. Austin Hughes set the course record in 2014 when he ran 16:20. Brenna Liming owns the women’s mark of 18:17 set in 2010.
The race is held at Apex Community Park located at 2200 Laura Duncan Road in Apex.Click here to download a course map.
Entrants in the 5K have a choice of entering as a competitive or recreational entrant. Here is the difference. The competitive entrant will be receive an official time and be eligible for awards. The recreational entrant will not receive and official time nor be eligible for awards but will be able to see his finish time on a digital clock at the finish.
The entry fees are $20 for those ages 13 and up and $12 for those ages 12 and under. After November 3 the fee for those 13 and older increases to $25
Awards are given to the first three men overall, to the first three women overall, and to the first three finishers in each of the following age groups: 12-under, 13-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70-over for both males and females
The event is limited to 600 entrants and on-line registration closes out on October 31.