08/22/2015 @ 8:00 am

21st Annual Run for Life
5K, 1 Mile Run
Cary, NC

About the Event

What //

5K, 1 Mile Run

When //

Sat, August 22, 2015 @ 8:00 am

Where //

210 Soccer Park Drive
Cary, NC 27511


In 2014 over 280 runners and walkers registered for this event which is held at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. Franz Klein took top honors in 17:47. Keri Celeste won the women’s competition in 17:39 – breaking the existing women’s course record for this event by over a minute. Ryan Kaat holds the course record for this event running 16:19 in 2011.

The mile run begins at 8 am, and the 5K starts at 8:30 am. Both races are timed with the ChampionChip.

The entry fees are $25 for the 5K and $20 for the mile. After July 31, both fees increase by $5.  The entry fees include a t-shirt – guaranteed to all those registered by July 31.  After that date it will be “as available.”

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 finishers in each age groups. In the mile, the top three male and female finishers in each age group will receive awards. The age groups are as follows:

Mile (both sexes): 8-under, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14.

5K (both sexes): 14-under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70-over.

Race packets can be picked up and late entrants can register at Inside-Out Sports in Cary on Friday, August 21, from 5-7 pm  OR on race day at the WakeMed Soccer Park beginning at 7 am. All those stopping by Inside-Out Sports during the hours of packet pickup either to pick up their packets or to register will be entered into s drawing for a $20 gift certificate to Inside Out Sports.  Their store is located at 2002 Grisdale Lane.

Proceeds from the race will benefit BirthChoice, which has been providing free services to pregnant women in the Raleigh area since 1971 by offering pregnancy tests, limited Ultrasounds, and other services at no cost and with no obligations. They make sure their clients are cared for in a respectful and loving environment, and that they are empowered to make an informed decision.. For more information on BirthChoice, go to http://birthchoicewake.org/

Click here to download a mail-in entry form.