05/17/2019 @ 8:15pm The 8th Annual Catching Fireflies 5k Run/Walk 5K Run Raleigh, NC
About the Event
Event Starts In
Friday, May 17, 2019 @ 8:15pm
2200 Wakefield Pines Drive
Raleigh, NC 27601
Why Run The Catching Fireflies 5k?
Where else will you get the opportunity to run a 5k at night, on a course that is lined with an amazing display of luminaries? This unique event is the only luminary run in Raleigh held on a nice, hot North Carolina evening where you may even have a chance to catch a few fireflies!
Runners also get a glow stick or glow necklace. It's a sight to behold watching a trail of lights along the quiet streets!
At the same time you can honor a friend or family member who has battled cancer by purchasing a luminary with their name on it - to help light the way for others. A portion of the proceeds and 100% of the purchase price of the luminaries goes directly to Cancer Shucks.
Join us Friday, May 17, 2019 (start time 8:15pm) -- Remember, this is at night!
The event is stroller-friendly and pet-friendly (pets on leashes) so make this a family event and bring everyone - we don't want anyone in the family left behind!
This is a 5k course run entirely on the streets of Wakefield. There will be a water station around the halfway point. All registered runners will receive official times, and are eligible for awards. Check out the course information here.
Race Night Schedule
6:00pm- 8:00pm: Packet pickup and new registrations
8:00pm: Runners make their way to the starting line
8:00-8:10pm: Welcome; Information about Cancer Shucks; National Anthem
8:15pm: 5K Start
9:15pm: Awards Ceremony
10:00pm: Packup and get on with your night!
Runners will receive the official 2019 Catching Fireflies t-shirt, and finisher's medal. New in 2019 look for our glow-in-the-dark backdrop for picture fun!
The top three overall female and male winners will receive a special award. (More information to follow.)
The top three overall female and male masters winners will receive a special award. (More information to follow.)
Age Group Categories for Women, Men and Children
The top three male and female athletes in the following age groups will receive awards:
8 and under; 9-11; 12-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
You must be present to claim your award. We will not mail out or save awards - so make sure to stick around and enjoy all the festivities!