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Canes 5k presented by UNC REX Healthcare and assisted by Raleigh Orthopaedic
5K Run
Raleigh, NC

About the Event

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5K Run

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Sunday, September 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am

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1400 Edwards Mill Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27612

Canes 5k Details

The seventh annual Canes 5k presented by UNC REX Healthcare and assisted by Raleigh Orthopaedic will take place at PNC Arena on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 9:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation.

Race registration includes a ticket to a pre-selected 2019-20 Hurricanes home game, commemorative t-shirt, customized race bib, post-race breakfast, and a chance to win raffle prizes! Participants 21 years and older will receive a complimentary beer after the race.

The event includes a 5k race around PNC Arena and surrounding areas, 100- and 200-Yard Caniac Kids Dashes, multiple inflatables, and appearances by Stormy and the Pepsi Storm Squad. Members of the Carolina Hurricanes as well as the team's staff and alumni are scheduled to participate.

Pricing Information

  • Canes 5k: $45 (price through July 15)
    • Full-STM discounted price: $35
  • Canes 5k: $50 (price between July 15 and Sept. 2)
    • Full-STM discounted price: $40
  • Day-of-race registration: $50
    • Full-STM discounted price: $40
  • 100-Yard Caniac Kids Dash (ages 6 and under): $15
  • 200-Yard Caniac Kids Dash (ages 7-10): $15
The last day to register online for the Canes 5k is Monday, Sept. 2. Day-of-race registrations will be accepted at PNC Arena during packet pick-up on Thursday, Sept. 5 and Friday, Sept. 6 (specific times TBD) as well as the morning of the race on Sept. 8 starting at 8:00 a.m.

To guarantee your t-shirt size and customized bib, you must register no later than Monday, Aug. 19. We will strive to have extra shirts available, but we will not guarantee your correct size. If we should run out shirts on race day, we will not be able to reorder.

Each 5k participant (excludes Caniac Kids Dash participants) will receive one upper-level ticket to a pre-selected Hurricanes home game for the 2019-20 season. Season Ticket Members with a full-season plan will have the opportunity to pay a discounted price for the Canes 5k if they do not wish to receive the ticket. Season Ticket Members with partial plans will have to pay the regular Canes 5k price.

Upgrades to lower-level seats and the option to purchase additional seats will be available (pricing will be determined at a later date.) Tickets will be redeemed online, and redemption information will be sent at a later date.

Runners will be able to select one of the following games:
  • Thursday, October 3 vs. Montreal Canadiens - Opening Night!*
  • Sunday, October 6 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Friday, October 11 vs. New York Islanders
  • Tuesday, October 29 vs. Calgary Flames
  • Saturday, November 2 vs. New Jersey Devils
  • Thursday, November 21 vs. Philadelphia Flyers
*Limited availability


 

Race Day Schedule

  • 8:00 a.m. - Registration and packet pick-up inside PNC Arena on the main concourse behind the box office
  • 9:15 a.m. - Pre-race ceremony and introduction of Carolina Hurricanes players
  • 9:30 a.m. - Canes 5k presented by UNC REX Healthcare
  • 10:00 a.m. - Post-race breakfast for all participants, compliments of the Carolina Hurricanes and PNC Arena
  • 10:30 a.m. - 100-Yard and 200-Yard Caniac Kids Dashes
  • 10:35 a.m. - Award ceremony and drawing for raffle prizes

Practice Runs

Practice runs will be hosted at PNC Arena during the summer leading up to the Canes 5k. These practice runs are a great opportunity for registered or interested participants to run the course and get a feel for race day.

Practice runs will be held on the following dates:
  • CANCELLED: Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m.
    • Due to a potential game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final
  • Wednesday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Award Categories

Awards and prizes will be presented to the top three overall male and female runners and the top male and female runner from each age group. Overall winners are not eligible for age group awards. Race winners will be determined by gun time.

Overall Winners
  • Overall winner will receive two (2) 11-game plans for the 2019-20 season and an award
  • The top three (3) overall male & female runners will receive:
    • 1st place (male/female) - four tickets to a mutually-agreed upon game & a team-signed jersey
    • 2nd place (male/female) - two tickets to a mutually-agreed upon game & a team-signed hockey stick
    • 3rd place (male/female) - two tickets to a mutually-agreed upon game & a signed puck
Age Group Winners
The top overall male and female runners from each age group below will receive an award. Overall winners from the above category are not eligible for age group awards.
  • 19 and under
  • 20 - 29
  • 30 - 39
  • 40 - 49
  • 50 - 59
  • 60 and over
Team Fundraising Prizes
Participants can create or join teams to fundraise in support of the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation. Teams can be created and joined when registering for the Canes 5k for through the "My Fundraising Page" on the Canes 5k registration website. The top overall fundraising team will win a prize courtesy of the Carolina Hurricanes.
  • 1st place - a 12-person suite for a mutually-agreed upon game
Individual Fundraising Prizes
The top overall individual fundraiser will receive a prize courtesy of the Carolina Hurricanes.
  • 1st place - Carolina Hurricanes prize pack including a team-signed jersey, player-signed replica hockey stick, and a player-signed puck

FAQs

Where do I go when arriving for the race?
Upon arrival at PNC Arena, you will be directed by parking attendants to the appropriate parking lots. Parking is free. If you need to sign up for the race or pick up your packet, please enter PNC Arena next to the box office and follow the signs. If you picked up your packet prior to race day, the pre-race ceremony will begin at 9:15 a.m. followed by the race at 9:30 a.m.

Can I sign up for the Canes 5k on the day of the race?
Yes. On Sept. 8, individuals can sign up starting at 8:00 a.m. Interested participants should enter PNC Arena next to the box office and follow the signs. Registration will close 10-15 minutes before the race at 9:30 a.m.

We will accept cash, credit cards, or check. The cost for the 5k on the day of the race is $50, and the Caniac Kids Dashes will be $15. Checks should be made out to the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation.

Online registration closes on Monday, Sept. 2 at 11:59 p.m.

Please note: the last day to guarantee a t-shirt and size as well as a customized bib is Monday, Aug. 19. We will strive to have extra shirts available, but we will not guarantee correct sizes for registrations after Aug. 19. If we should run out of shirts on race day, we will not be able to reorder.

How and when do I pick up my packet?
You will have several opportunities to pick up your packet. There will be packet pick-up sessions at PNC Arena on Thursday, Sept. 5 and Friday, Sept. 6 (times TBD.) Participants will park in the VIP lot and enter through the VIP entrance during packet pick-up sessions. 

On race day, participants will be directed by parking attendants on where to park. Beginning at 8:00 a.m., participants can enter PNC Arena by the box office to pick up their packet.

Where will the Carolina Hurricanes team and staff be?
Members of the team and front office staff will be introduced at 9:15 a.m. on stage during the pre-race ceremony. 

Will I be timed during the race?
Yes, all 5k participants will have a timing chip placed on their bib.

Will there be water on the course?
There will be a water station located around the 1.25 mile mark, 2.75 mile mark, and at the finish line. Participants are allowed to bring their own source of water and/or sport drink.

Can I run with a stroller or a dog?
Strollers and dogs are permitted, but we ask that you please start toward the back of the crowd.

Can family and friends attend the race?
Yes, the event is open to the public.

Is the post-race breakfast for the public?
No, the post-race breakfast is for 5k participants only.