Canes 5K presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Day of Race FAQ
Where do I go when arriving for the race?
Upon arrival at PNC Arena, you will be directed by parking attendants to the appropriate spot. Parking is free. If you need to sign up or pick up your packet (race bib and t-shirt), please enter PNC Arena next to the box office and follow the signs. If you have everything, the pre-race ceremony will begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by the race at 9:00 a.m.
Can I sign up for the Canes 5k on the day of the race?
Yes. On Sept. 13, individuals can sign up starting at 7:30 a.m. Patrons should enter PNC Arena next to the box office. Registration will close 10-15 minutes before the race at 9:00 a.m.
We will be accepting cash, credit card or check. The cost for the 5k on race day will be $40, and the Kids Dash will be $10. Checks should be made out to the Kids ‘N Community Foundation.
Online registration will close on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 11:59 p.m.
Please note, the last day to guarantee a t-shirt or size is posted as Tuesday, Sept. 1. It is our goal, however, to have enough for all sign ups, so we have over-ordered a number of shirts that strives to meet all race-day demands.
How do I pick up my packet?
There are two options. There will be a packet pick-up on Thursday, Sept. 10 and Friday, Sept. 11 (times TBD).
Fans can park in the VIP lot and enter via the VIP entrance.
On race day, fans will be directed by parking attendants on where to park, and beginning at 7:30 a.m., fans can enter PNC Arena by the box office to pick up their packet.
Where will members of the Carolina Hurricanes team and staff be?
Members of the team and front office staff will be introduced at 8:45 a.m. on stage during the pre-race ceremony.
Will I be timed?
All individuals in the 5k will have a chip placed on their bib.
Will there be water on the course?
There will be one water station around the 1.25 mile mark, 2.75 mile mark & at the finish line. Fans are allowed to bring their own source of water/sport drink.
Can I run with a stroller or a dog?
Strollers are permitted, but we ask that you please start toward the back of the crowd. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate dogs for this race.
Can family and friends attend?
Yes, the event is open to the public!
Are the drinks and pancakes for the general public?
The drinks and pancake breakfast are for participants only.
a Hurricanes and PNC Arena
- 10:00 a.m. – 100-Yard and 200-Yard Caniac Kids Dash
- 10:05 a.m. – Award ceremony and drawing for participant enter-to-wins