This will be the fourth year for the Cary Academy 5K (formerly known as the Cary Academy Charger Derby 5K ) which is held at Cary Academy in Cary, NC. The race is run entirely on the school campus which is located at 1500 North Harrison Avenue in Cary. The race starts at 9 am. There will be two water stops on the course.
Over 330 runners and walkers entered this event in 2018 with Charles Bibery capturing the overall honors in 18:10. Emma Astrike-Davis won the female title in 19:01 setting a new course records for the women. The men's course record is by Ryan Laytham (17:12), set in 2016.
Participants have the option of entering as a competitive or recreational entrant. Here are the differences. The competitive entrant will be issued a timing chip, will receive an official finish time, and will be eligible for awards. The recreational entrant will not be given a chip, will not receive an official time or be eligible for the awards. All participants will be able to see their finishing time on a digital clock at the finish line.
Gift cards from Omega Sports will be awarded to the top three finishers in each of the following age group categories (both sexes): 9-under, 10-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60-over.