In its debut last year, over 120 runners and walkers registered for this event held at beautiful, E. Carroll Joyner Park in Wake Forest.
The race is managed by Purr Partners Feline Rescue, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless cats find permanent, loving homes. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the cats and kittens that come into our care with needed veterinary visits – including emergency care, spaying or neutering, vaccines and medicines. It also helps provide food, litter, beds, toys — anything and everything that they need until they are adopted.
Purr Partners rescues cats and kittens from high-kill rural shelters in NC. Those who lives are most in jeopardy and with little hope of survival. We have saved over 2700 lives since 2009 and depend on donations, fundraising events and adoption fees to support our efforts. Won't you help us save more lives?
The 5K and Fun Walk begin at 9:30 am, with walkers starting in the rear. The race will start and finish at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587 (for your GPS). Click here to download a course map.
The entry fee for the 5K is $30 up to and including October 21. Beginning October 22 the fee is $35 up to and including race day. The fee includes a commemorative t-shirt to all entered by October 29; after that date they will be offered if available.
The entry fee for the Fun Walk, for which no official times will be taken, is $10. Those entering the fun walk can also order a t-shirt for an additional $15 if entered by October 29.
Entrants in the 5K have a choice of entering as a competitive or recreational participant. The competitive entrant will receive an official time and be eligible for awards. The recreational entrant will not receive an official time or be eligible for awards, but will be able to see his/her finish time on the digital clock at the finish line.
The 5K awards will be presented to the Overall Top Female and Top Male runners. The Top Finisher in each of the following age groups will also be recognized: 9-under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 49-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over.
Race packets can be picked up and late entrants can register at RUN-N-TRI Outfitters, located at 11831 Retail Drive in Wake Forest, on Saturday, November 4 from 12-4 pm OR on race day at E. Carroll Joyner Park beginning at 8 am.
Note: The Town of Wake Forest does not allow any monetary transactions at E. Carroll Joyner Park. Those wishing to register on race day morning will need to do so online prior to the race or on their cell phones at the race.
Enter to win a Burt's Bees gift basket by bringing a donation of canned food, kitten formula, dry food, scratching posts, litter, etc. The winner will be drawn during the awards ceremony. No cash donations please.
See you on race day and thank you for supporting Purr Partners Feline Rescue!