Glenaire 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run

Glenaire 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run



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5K, 1 Mile Run

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Saturday, September 19, 2020 @ 9 am


5000 Glenhope Court
Cary, NC 27511

Due to Governor Roy Cooper’s declaration and in general public health concerns over COVID-19, we have moved our annual G5K and 1 Mile Fun Run to September 19, 2020. Your health and safety is our top priority.  This will also allow our residents, who love to participate, a chance to race. Plus they are 80 percent of our volunteers!  We will be posting updates on our social media pages as well as Thank you for your support.

For current participants who cannot make September 19, 2020, we are happy to refund your entry fee.

This event had over 370 entrants in 2019.  Omar Wiggan led all finishers with a 17:13 clocking, while Bona Bame led the women with a 20:13 performance.  Wiggan holds the course record of 16:58 set in 2017. Kylie Feldman holds the women’s mark of 18:44, also set in 2017.
The event, which is put on by the Glenaire Retirement Community, starts and finishes at their facility located at 5000 Glenhope Court in Cary.

Click here to download a course map.

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 times at the finish, only entrants who elect to be timed 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 late fee.  Children under the age of 12 are free, but this does not include a t-shirt unless you choose to purchase one for $10.

Please join us for some hot coffee, a great breakfast, music, fun and a post race beer! IDs required!!! 

Register before September 1st to be guaranteed a t-shirt.  After September 1st t-shirts will be “as available”.

You can also purchase a black Headsweat running hat or visor with the cool G5K logo for an additional $20. These must also be ordered NLT September 1st.

Awards for the 5K will be presented to the first three men overall, to the first three women overall and to the top three finishers in each of the following age divisions (both genders): 12-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-over. .

Pre-registered runners can pick up their packets and late entrants can register on Thursday, September 17th, at the Jordan lake Brewing Company located at 320 East Durham Road in Cary from 4:30 - 7 pm.


On race day at the start/finish of the race beginning at 7:30 am
Because of the limited parking available at the Community, participants are asked to park at the Cary Regional Library located on 315 Kildaire Farm Road.  Buses will begin running from the Library to the race beginning at 7 am and will be returning to the Library after the race.

The Glenaire 5K is also part of the Second Empire 2020 Grand Prix Series. Runners who participate in these races accumulate points and are awarded prizes at the conclusion of the Series

The race will benefit the Presbyterian Homes Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to provide senior adults with caring and high quality services in support of their physical, intellectual, social, and spiritual well-being.

Click here to download a mail-in entry form.




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