When last run in 2019, over 360 runners registered as competitive entrants in this event while an equal number ran the race as recreational entrants. Damon Nicholas won the race in 17:45. Renee Weaver, the defending women's champion, won the women’s title in 20:47. 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. There is a limit of 600 entries for this race, and that number is usually reached by the 1st of November.
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 an official time nor be eligible for awards but will be able to see his finish time on a digital clock at the finish.