Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, this race will not be held in May as scheduled. The organizers are now evaluating whether to cancel the event for this year or move it to a date later in the year.
This annual 5K event is held each year in support of Embrace Uganda 5K. To learn more about what this organization does to assist Ugandan Communities by providing healthcare to orphans and vulnerable children among many other services, visit their web site at https://embraceuganda.org/
Last year over 100 signed up for the race. John Autry led all finishers in 18:40 while Emily Myers was the fastest female in the field finishing in 24:18
The race will start at 8 am at the Wake Forest Town Hall – 301 Brooks Street for your GPS.
Participants have the option of entering as a timed or untimed entrant. Here are the differences. The timed entrant will be issued a timing chip, will receive an official finish time, and will be eligible for awards. The untimed entrant is someone who does not care about his/her time or being eligible for age group awards. However, all participants will be able to see their finishing time on a digital clock at the finish line.
The fees are the same foe each category - $25 for ages 17 and older and $15 for ages 16 and under. After May 1, the fees increase by $5.
The entry fee includes a t-shirt to all those paid registrations by May 21. After that, it will be “as available.
Awards will go to the first three males overall, the first three females overall and to the top finishers in each of the following age groups (both sexes):14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60-over