09/14/2019 @ 8:00 am

Buddy Run 5k & 1-Mile
5K, 1 Mile Run
Wake Forest, NC
Presenting Sponsor

News and Updates

Packet Pickup & Race Day Information

This email was sent to all registered runners as of 5:30pm Sept. 11.

Sept. 14, 2019
Discovery Point Heritage
Wake Forest, NC

Thank you for registering for the 10th Annual (Again) Buddy Run 5k Run/Walk benefitting the North East Wake Backpack Buddies. The race will be held at Discovery Point Heritage at 1212 Heritage Links Dr.; Wake Forest, NC 27587, on Saturday, Sept.14, at 8:00am.

You may pick up a packet for someone else - no IDs are required.
Walk-up registrations will be accepted at packet pickup.  ($35 for Adult 5k/$20 1 mile)
(We may not have a tee-shirt for all the late comers, but please remember that every extra registration helps raise funds for NEWBB.)

Strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome on the course, but please line up towards the back of the starting line.
11831 Retail Dr., Wake Forest, NC 27587
Friday, Sept. 13, 4:00pm - 7:00pm 

Race Day Packet Pickup and Walk-Up Registration
Saturday, Sept. 14, 6:30am - 7:45am
Discovery Point Heritage:
1212 Heritage Links Dr.,
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Help out NEWBB during Packet Pickup and on Race Day.
We will be conducting a food drive at Packet Pickup on Friday, and Saturday at the race.
See below for an idea of what to bring:

  • Oatmeal (individual packets)
  • Sweet Snacks (fruit chews, graham crackers, ‘Nilla wafers, animal crackers—individual serving bags)
  • Applesauce, Fruit Cups
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Mac-N-Cheese (individual servings/microwaveable)
  • Bar of any kind (protein, fruit, cereal bars)
  • Protein snack (trail mix, peanut butter crackers)
  • Salty Snacks (individual serving bags of pretzels, chips, goldfish)

Please park in the Harris Teeter parking lot across Rogers Road. Parking near the race site is reserved for sponsors, volunteers and staff.

6:30am - 7:45am: Packet pickup/race-day registration at Discovery Point Heritage
7:50 – 5k runners start making their way to starting line
7:50am - 8:00am - Welcome, announcements, National Anthem
8:00am - 5k Run/walk start
8:10am - 1 mile (untimed) start
7:30am - 10:00 am - Sponsors' Village open
9:20am - Presentation of awards 

All pre-registered finishers will get a 2019 Buddy Run medal. 
You will be given the size t-shirt you selected at the time of your registration. We can only trade sizes after packet pickup closes Saturday morning.

One of the special features of the 5k is our Sponsors' Village. Please support our sponsors by stopping by their booths and thanking them for helping to make this run a success! After you cross the finish line get your medal, take your kids to play in the bounce house, then spend time checking out the vendor booths.
See the course description online.



New for 2019: Run in the Forest Series Medal

Register for 4 out of 7 Run in the Forest events and get even more bling!
Not just any bling - a Wake Forest clock replica series medal that doubles as a bottle stopper.

You must be registered for all 4 events by October 15 so we can get the medals ordered in time for the Frosty Run, the last Run in the Forest event of the year. 

Register for your favorite runs today

Feel free to mix it up with all different distances - sprint tri , 5k, 10k, and half-marathon; or do four 5ks. Whatever works for you! The 1 mile distance counts too!

FS Series events offer something for everyone!  Charity. Fitness. Fun. 


Announcing the 2019 Team Spirit Award

As a way of thanking our teams who come together to walk, run and cheer each other on, we are awarding the team with the most registrants a one-of-a-kind, 100% handmade NC sign from Bryan Diamond, of BD Vintage Designs in Wake Forest. The signs are made exclusively for FS Series.

TEAM: Together Everyone Accomplishes More 

Who will it be? Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club, Orange Theory Wake Forest, Camp Gladiator Wake Forest/Rolesville, or one of our many local running clubs!

Register today for the Buddy Run 5k & 1 mile  walk and help your team bring home the Team Spirit Award!

** New image coming soon of the Buddy Run award.


2019 Buddy Run 5k & 1 Mile SWAG

We hope you like the colors, because we sure do!

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