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05/13/2018 @ 8:00am
Celebrate Your Mother 5k Benefitting 1 of Us
5K Run
Wake Forest, NC
Bib Sponsor

About the Event

What //

5K Run

When //

Sunday, May 13, 2018 @ 8:00am

Where //

The Forks Cafeteria

(map and directions)


Thank you for coming out to Celebrate Your Mother on MAY 13, 2018!  - see here for results. 

Why Run on Mother's Day?

Why not?! What better way to celebrate your mother (or the woman or women in your life) than by running alongside her, in honor of her, in memory of her or just because you feel like running. Husbands, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, mothers, fathers, in-laws and all family members are invited to run in this celebratory run! At the same time you will be helping to raise money for 1 of Us - a local women's cancer charity that provides financial assistance to women fighting cancer - to
help someone else's mother.

Oh wait - did we forget to mention that all runners will be greeted at the finish line with a special SWEET TREAT? (Will it be a cookie? A donut? Chocolate? A brownie? -- We will let you know soon!)

Join us Sunday, May 13, 2018 (start time 8:00am) 

Make sure to visit the News page for all our  latest updates.

Come to Wake Forest to run or walk through the downtown streets to get energized and to work up an appetite before heading back home to whip up those pancakes for your mother. Or better yet, decide which restaurant in Wake Forest you can take her to where everyone can rest after the fun morning. 

The event is stroller-friendly and pet-friendly so don't worry about getting a babysitter or dogsitter - we don't want anyone in the family left behind! 

Special Recognition

All mothers will be recognized with a specially colored bib for this run. If you want to be celebrated as a mother, make sure to check the "Yes, I am a Mother" box during registration.

Survivors of a women's cancer will also be recognized during this event with a special gift. In addition, all women cancer survivors will receive a discount for participation in this run and for letting everyone celebrate you as a SURVIVOR! Email Liz at liz@1ofus.org before registering so you can receive your special registration code.

Course Description

This is a 5k course run entirely on the streets of Wake Forest. There will be a water station around the first mile marker that you can also stop at a second time on the out-and-back course. All registered runners will receive official times, and are eligible for awards.

Race Day Information

7:45am: Runners make their way to the starting line
7:50-8:00am: Words from 1 of Us; National Anthem
8:00am: 5K Start 
9:15am: Awards Ceremony
8:00am - 9:30am: Race Festival with Music, Bounce House, Face Painters and Food
10:00am: Packup and get on with your day!

Race Amenities

Runners will receive the official 2018 Celebrate Your Mother 5K T-shirt, a finisher's medal, and a couple SWEET TREATs! All finishers will get a Bundtini from Nothing Bundt Cakes as well as a gift card for a FREE smoothie from Smoothie King! 

Children will be able to enjoy the Bounce House and Face Painters.


The top three overall female winners will receive a special handmade gift from a local vendor.

The top three overall male and female masters winners will receive a special award gift basket from Nutrishop Wake Forest

The top three overall male winners, and the top three male and female athletes in each age group will receive gift cards from Culver's of Wake Forest

The 15 and under age-group winners will receive a gift basket from Sweeties Candy Shop of Wake Forest.

You must be present to collect your award. We will not mail out or save awards - so make sure to stick around and enjoy all the festivities!

Five-Year Age Group Categories for Men and Women

15 under; 16-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-74; 75 +

Packet Pickup

YES, you can register for the Celebrate Your Mother 5k during any of the packet pickup times. We accept CHECK or CASH only. 

Help Out the Tri-Area Ministry During Packet Pickup:
Bring feminine hygiene products (preferably pads), or diapers to Packet Pickup on Friday or Saturday and you will also get a 20% off coupon good at Sole Dimensions through the month of May.


Avoid lines Sunday morning and pick up your runner's bib either Friday or Saturday.

Friday, May 11: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Sole Dimensions
10560-101 Ligon Mill Rd.
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Saturday, May 12: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sole Dimensions
10560-101 Ligon Mill Rd.
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Come early to the event on Sunday morning to get your bibs and start enjoying the festivities.

6:30am - 7:30am
The Forks Cafeteria
339 S. Brooks St.
Wake Forest, NC