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05/10/2020 @ 8:30am

Mother's Day Classic 5K

5K Run

Centennial Plaza, Wake Forest
Presenting Sponsor

About the Event

What //

5K Run

When //

Sun, May 10, 2020 @ 8:30am

Where //

Centennial Plaza, Wake Forest

Event Overview

New Decade: New Name, New Look

The Celebrate Your Mother 5k is now the Mother's Day Classic 5K Presented by Carolina Pediatric Dentistry. We will still celebrate our mothers by running or walking a 5K with them through Wake Forest, but we have a new course and a new look. And a brand new way to celebrate!


NEW IN 2020: A post-race party at Norse Brewing Company with a  free "MOMosa" for all the women finishers! Every woman will be treated to a special Nordic version of the ever-popular mimosa. (Okay, well, it may be just like the American version.) Don't worry men -- there will be something special for you too, but it won't be served in a champagne flute.

The new, beautiful course starts and finishes at the gateway to town hall at Centennial Plaza and loops through the town showcasing the modern upgrades. (Check out the course information here.)  

Photo Credit: Wakeforestnc.gov

New beneficiary: The run benefits the North East Wake Backpack Buddies: "Because hunger doesn't take the weekends off..." 

Join us Sunday, May 10, 2020 (start time 8:30am) 

Don't leave anyone at home! This event is open to men, women, children, and your furry family members too. The run is stroller-friendly and pet-friendly (pets on leashes, please) so don't worry about getting a babysitter or dogsitter.  

Course Description

This is a 5k course run entirely on the streets of Wake Forest. Starting and finishing at Centennial Plaza, you will enjoy a site-seeing tour of the historic streets of Wake Forest.  Go at your own pace - run or walk your way back to the finish line. All registered runners will receive official times, and are eligible for awards. 

Race Day Schedule

6:45-8:15am: Packet pickup and race day registration
8:15am: Runners make their way to the starting line
8:20-8:30am: Announcements; National Anthem
8:30am: 5K Start 
9:45am: Awards Ceremony
8:00am - 9:45am: Race Festival with Music, Face Painters, Children's and Adult Fun and Food
10:00am - Head to Norse Brewing Company for a post-race celebration!

Race Amenities

All runners will receive the official 2020 Wake Forest Mother's Day Classic 5K t-shirt and finisher's medal and a fun post-race party! Women will enjoy a free MOMosa from Norse Brewing Company.

Make this the start of a fun and fit Mother's Day. 

Come for the run, but stay for the fun!


Top three overall female and male winners.
Top three overall female and male masters winners.

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!

Food Drive

We ask that everyone attending our event (runners, volunteers, and spectators) please bring a food item to our race weekend food drive. While you are running, the North East Wake Backpack Buddies will be organizing and dividing the food so that it can be distributed to feed our local children.

This is a great way to get children of every age involved in community service. Every child understands what it feels like to be hungry. Take them to the store and give them $5 to purchase items for the food-drive.

Not sure what to buy? See the list of food here for an idea. Monetary donations are also welcome!