10/17/2015 @ 9:00 am

Ellie Helton Memorial 5K and Fun Run

5K, 1 Mile Run

Cary, NC

About the Event

What //

5K, 1 Mile Run

When //

Sat, October 17, 2015 @ 9:00 am

Where //

201 Soccer Park Drive
Cary, NC 27511


Ellie Helton, a vibrant, loving 14-year old, passed away on July 16, 2014 as a result of a brain aneurysm. Ellie loved God, her family and friends, superheroes, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and pizza. She was a unique spirit who loved life, was accepting of others and persevered in everything she tried.

This race is run in honor of this special girl and to raise awareness and funds for research. "...and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1.

This year the event will be raising funds to support the Chair of Research in Honor of Ellie Helton to help the Foundation in their mission to promote early detection of brain aneurysms by providing knowledge and raising awareness of the signs, symptoms and risk factors. Work with the medical communities to provide support networks for patients and families, as well as to further research that will improve patient outcomes and save lives.

The race will be held at WakeMed Soccer Park located at 201 Soccer Park Drive in Cary. The mile starts at 9 am; the 5K begins at 9:30 am

Entrants in the 5K have a choice of entering as a competitive or recreational runner. Competitive entrants will receive an official time and be eligible for awards. Recreational entrants will not receive official times, but can either time themselves or see their times on the digital clock at the finish line.

The entry fees for the 5K are $30 up to and including October 3 and $35 thereafter, up to and including race day.  The fees for the mile, for which no official times will b recorded, are $25 for those ages 18 and over and $10 for those ages 17 and younger. T-shirts are guaranteed to anyone registered by October 3.

One can also register as a “virtual participant” for $50.

T-shirts are guaranteed to all those entered by October 3.  After that, it will be “as available.”

In the 5K, awards will be given to the first three males overall, to the first three females overall and to the top finishers in each of the following age groups (both sexes): 12-under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60-over.

Late entrants can register and pre-registered entrants can pick up their packets on Friday,
October 16, at Fleet Feet Sports in Morrisville from 5-7 pm.  Fleet Feet Sports - Morrisville is located in Park West Village at 1104 Market Center Drive in Morrisville. Late entrants can also register and pre-registered entrants can also pick up their packets at the race site on race day beginning at 8 am.

Everyone is welcome to wear a costume. It can be one of your choice or one that represents Ellie. She loved the color pink, superheroes, Minions, Greek mythology, Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Reese's Cups. Or feel free to wear normal running attire.