.After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the Run for Life returned in 2022. The Run, now in its 29th year, is one of the oldest 5K's in the Triangle area. Last year, despite rainy conditions, 177 runners and walkers entered the event.
Joseph Fraticelli took top honors in 5K run with a 19:21 clocking. Mia Lanuti won the women’s competition in 22:50. 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 8:30 am, and the 5K starting at 9 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/
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.
The entry fee for the 5K is $35 with a shirt and $30 without. The last day to register and have shirts guaranteed is March 8th. After that date, the fee increases to $40 and shirts will be "as available."
The entry fee for the mile is $15 which includes a shirt. The fee increases to $20 after March 8th, and shirts will be "as available.
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 17, 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. Al those who stop by Inside-Out Sports to either register or to pick up their packets during the hours of packet pickup on March 17 will be entered into a drawing for an Inside Out Sports gift certificate