Glenaire 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Glenaire 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

5K, 1 Mile Run


Sponsored By

Diamond Sponsor
Frank L Blum Construction Company


5K, 1 Mile Run


Sat, April 1, 2023 @ 9 am


5000 Glenhope Court
Cary, NC 27511

Glenaire Retirement Community is proud to present the seventh annual Glenaire 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, April 1, 2023. The race will start and finish at the Community located at 5000 Glenhope Court in Cary. The 5K starts at 9:00 am and the 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 9:05 am. There will be hot coffee, breakfast items and post race pizza provided by Papa Murphy's!

Last Year
Always a popular spring event, 380 people signed up for this race in 2022.  Jedaiah Ruhl led all the finishers in the 5K after completing the USAT&F-certified course in 17:12.  Erin Taylor led the women with a 20:02 effort.  Omar Wiggan set the course record of 16:58 on 2017.  Jenny DiPaolo set the women's standard of 19:44 in 2018. 

Click here to download a course map.

Race Beneficiary
As a non-profit, Presbyterian-affiliated organization, Glenaire has never asked a resident to leave our community simply because they have outlived their resources. In its 29 years, Glenaire has provided over $5 million in financial assistance. In, 2023, we expect to provide over $350,000.00 in scholarship funds. 100% of race proceeds will support this cause.

Entry Fees
All 5K participants will have the option to be timed, but recreational runners and walkers are welcome. Although all finishers will be able to see their time at the finish, only competitive entrants will be eligible for awards. The 5K entry fee is $30 increasing to $35 on race day. The 1 Mile Fun Run fee is $20 with no race day increase. Registered children under the age of 12 are free, but this does not include a t-shirt. T- shirts are available for purchase during the registration process for $10. T-shirts are guaranteed to all those who register by March 10th . After that date, they will be “as available”.

Mail-In Entry Form
Click here if you wish to download a mail-in enty form and pay with check rather than registering on line using a credit card.

Packet Pick up and Same Day Registration
Early packet pick up will be at Glenaire, 4000 Glenaire Circle in Cary on March 30th from 4:30-7:00pm. Same day packet pick up and registration will open at 7:30am at the start/finish line.

This is a fast and rolling course through the neighborhoods near downtown Cary. It takes a short tour on the Higgins Greenway. It starts and finishes on the parking deck. This course is certified by USA Track & Field. There will be one water stop on the course near the 2-mile mark and each mile will be marked as well. The 1 Mile Fun Run will begin and end in the same place. It’s out and back course through the Community.
Awards for the 5K will be presented to the first three overall men and women and to the top three finishers in each of the following age divisions (both genders): 12 and under, 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90 and over.
The results for the competitive 5K participants will be posted at the race and also on All results will count towards state records and national rankings.
Post Race Party
All participants are invited to join us after the race to enjoy music, food and beverages. Pizza compliments of Papa Murphy's!


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