After being a summer race for the past few years, the Run for Life is moving to the spring.
For the past two years, the event was conducted as a virtual event, but in 2019 over 240 runners and walkers registered for this event which is held at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary.
Rodger Shull took top honors in 17:05. Jenny DiPaolo won the women’s competition in 20:12. Ryan Kaat holds the course record for this event running 16:19 in 2011. Michelle Langan set the women’s standard of 17:39 in 2014.
Once again, the event will be held at the Soccer Park with the mile run beginning at 9 am, and the 5K starting at 9:30 am.
Proceeds from the race will benefit BirthChoice, which has been providing free services to pregnant women in the Raleigh area since 1971 by offering pregnancy tests, limited Ultrasounds, and other services at no cost and with no obligations. They make sure their clients are cared for in a respectful and loving environment, and that they are empowered to make an informed decision. For more information on BirthChoice, go to http://birthchoicewake.org/
The entry fees for the 5K are $25 (with shirt) and $20 (without shirt) up to and including March 3. After that date, the fee is $30 and shirts can be purchased for an additional $5 "as available."
The fees for the mile are $15 with a shirt and $10 without a shirt, up to and including March 3. After that date, the fee is $15 and shirts can be purchased for an additional $5 “as available.”.
Registrants in the 5K and mile can register either as a competitive or recreational entry. Competitive entrants will receive an official time and be eligible for awards. Recreational entrants will not receive an official time, but they will be able to see their finishing times on a digital clock at the finish line.
In the 5K awards will be presented to the top three women overall, to the top three men overall and to the top finishers in each age groups. In the mile, the top three male and female finishers in each age group will receive awards. The age groups are as follows:
Mile (both sexes): 8-under, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14.
5K (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 and 70-over.
Race packets can be picked up and late entrants can register at Inside-Out Sports in Cary on Friday, March 11, between 1 and 6 pm OR on race day at the WakeMed Soccer Park beginning at 7:30 am. Inside-Out Sports is located at 2002 Grisdale Lane.