09/17/2016 @ 9:00 am

The 4th Annual Piper's Promise 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

5K, 1 Mile Run

Goldsboro, NC

About the Event

What //

5K, 1 Mile Run

When //

Sat, September 17, 2016 @ 9:00 am

Where //

Walnut Creek Sub-division
Goldsboro, NC 27534


Over 170 runners and walkers participated in this event last year.  Ethan Quinn led all finishers in the 5K with a 20:56 effort.  Rhea Rollman was the top woman finisher in 25:00.  Kyle Horvat (19:02) and Lane Dickinson (22:04) hold the course records set in 2013.

The event takes place in the Walnut Creek subdivision in Goldsboro with the 5K  beginning at 9 am. The mile starts at 9:45 am. The address for your GPS is 103 Village Drive.

Click here to download a copy of the course map.

The event is in honor of Piper Wilhide.  In the words of Haleigh Wilhide, the race director and Piper’s mother:

“On October 17, 2012, my life changed. My husband’s life changed. Our family’s lives changed. Our precious daughter Piper, who just days earlier was told she had a perfect two-week checkup, was diagnosed with Stage III Neuroblastoma at just 4 weeks old. We quickly absorbed that Piper wasn’t the only one with cancer; this disease was going to affect and change all of our lives. The battle had begun!

Our hearts are full of gratitude and sincere appreciation for the endless acts of kindness shown to our family throughout our journey. We cannot thank our family, friends and strangers enough. Specifically, Riley’s Army and the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern NC are two charities that we “promised” to give back to once Piper was healed.

Piper has been declared NED ("No Evidence of Disease") since February 2013, and we are on a mission to give back to those that gave to us! Please come celebrate and help us pay it forward at this the 4th Annual Piper’s Promise 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run! Last year’s event was a GREAT success, and we hope for an even larger turnout this year!”

The entry fees are $25 for the 5K and $15 for the mile.  On race day, the 5K fee will be $30.

The fee includes a t-shirt to the first 200 entrants.  Sizes are guaranteed to all those registered by September 4th.

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

In the mile, awards will be presented to the first three males overall and to the first three females overall who are ages 12 or under..

Click here to download a mail-in entry form.