In 2013 over 280 runners and walkers registered for this event which is held at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. Xavier Rutz took top honors in 17:06. Keri Celeste won the women’s competition in 21:27. Ryan Kaat holds the course record for this event running 16:19 in 2011. Anna Clinton holds the women’s course mark of 18:56 set in 2009.
The mile run begins at 8 am, and the 5K starts at 8:30 am. Both race are timed with the ChampionChip.
The entry fees are $25 for the 5K and $20 for the mile. After August 17, both fees increase by $5. T-shirts are guaranteed to all those registered by August 17.
Registrants in the 5K and mile can register either as a competitive or recreational entry. Competitive entrants will be issued a chip, will receive an official time, and be eligible for awards. Recreational entrants will not receive an official time, but they 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 women overall, to the top three men overall and to the top three finishers in each age group. In the mile, the top three male and female finishers in each age group will receive awards. The age groups are as follows:
Race packets can be picked up and late entrants can register on race day at the WakeMed Soccer Park beginning at 7 am.
Proceeds from the race will benefit The Galilee House, a local ministry designed around the true needs of young, unmarried, pregnant women. The Galilee House offers residents a safe home, Christian information, practical skills, mentoring. opportunities to pursue gainful employment and education, and the opportunity to focus on motherhood. For more information on The Galilee House, go to www.galileehouse.org.