Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup starts at 12:30pm
5K starts at 2:00pm (Course Map)
Kids Fun Runs start at 3:00pm
Awards at 3:15pm
One of the oldest 5K’s in the Triangle, the Run for the Roses.offers a fun-filled afternoon for the family to raise money to benefit Canines for Veterans, an organization which trains service dogs for Veterans and Team Red, White and Blue NC,
an organization with the mission to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. All female 5K finishers receive a rose.
In 2018, there were over 500 entries. Andrew Palumbo took top honors in 16:36, while Michaelle langan led the women in 18:22.
The course is a USAT&F certified 5K loop at the lovely and scenic Dorothea Dix Park. This 3.1 mile course will take you around beautiful open fields and through the former occupied buildings of NC’s first Psychiatric Hospital. There is plenty
of parking available on campus for all race events.
Second Empire Grand Prix Series
The Run for the Roses is also the second event in the Second Empire 2019 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.