A field of over 350 runners and walkers registered for this race last New Year’s Eve. Jordan Zwick won the race in a course-record time of 15:57. Michelle Noise won the women’s title in 18:40. Rachel Krasich set the women’s course standard of 18:36 in 2012.
The race is sponsored by the YMCA with proceeds from the race benefitting the Miracle League of the Triangle which provides opportunities to all children with special needs to play baseball regardless of their abilities.
The entry fee for the 5K is $25 (increasing to $30 on December 20th). For the mile, the fee is $15 with no late fee. T-shirts are guaranteed to all those registered by the 20th.
In the 5K, awards will be presented to the top two finishers in each of the following age divisions (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, 70-74, 75-over. There are also awards to the oldest and youngest male and female finishers.
The RITNY 5K Run is also the final event in the ten-race Second Empire Fall 2014 Grand Prix Series. Runners who participate in these races accumulate points and are awarded money and prizes at an awards banquet held at the Second Empire Restaurant at the conclusion of the Series. For more information on the Series, go to http://www.secondempireseries.com/fall/fall-series/