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Event Day Information

Following is the email that went out to all runners at 3:00pm on May 7

Thank you for registering for the 2019 Celebrate Your Mother 5k Run/Walk presented by FS Series and benefitting 1 of Us! The race will be held at The Forks Cafeteria in Downtown Wake Forest, NC at 339 S. Brooks St.; Wake Forest, NC 27587, on Mother's Day - Sunday, May 12, at 8:00am.

PACKET PICKUP and WALK-UP REGISTRATION: ($35 for adults/$30 children under 13 years-old)
Pick up your bib  and tee-shirt.
You may pick up a packet for someone else - no IDs are required.
Walk-up registrations will be accepted at packet pickup. Let your friends and family know - we ordered extra medals, so we don't plan on running out! We accept check or cash only.

SATURDAY, MAY 11, 1:00pm - 4:00pm 
10560-101 Ligon Mill Rd.
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Race Day Packet Pickup and Walk-Up Registration
Sunday, May 12, 6:30am - 7:45am
The Forks Cafeteria; 339 S. Brooks St.; Wake Forest, NC 27587
Parking is available throughout Wake Forest. On Taylor St., behind The Forks, there is a large public parking lot. Please avoid parking at the lot at The Forks, the Renaissance lot, and along the start/finish line area on Brooks Street. 
6:30am - 7:45am: Packet pickup/race-day registration at The Forks Cafeteria
7:50 - Runners start making their way to starting line
7:50am - 8:00am - 1 of Us welcome, announcements, National Anthem
8:00am - Run start
8:00am - 10:00 am - Runners' Village open
9:00am - 9:30am - Presentation of awards

Strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome on the course, but please line up towards the back.
The start/finish line has been adjusted this year, and is in front of The Forks. 

Runners will run/walk north on Brooks St.
LEFT onto Wait
LEFT onto White St
LEFT onto Sugar Maple
LEFT on Old Magnolia Ln
LEFT on Yellow Poplar Ave
U-turn past Silver Linden Ln
RIGHT on Old Magnolia Ln
RIGHT on Sugar Maple Ave
RIGHT on S White St
RIGHT on Wait Ave
Right on Brooks St to FINISH line (Same as Start)
All finishers will get a 2019 Celebrate Your Mother 5k medal, and a delicious sweet treat from Wake Forest's own Gabbie's Goodies and The Lemon Tree! 
You will be given the size t-shirt you selected at the time of your registration. If any t-shirts remain when we close packet pickup at 7:45am on Sunday, you can stop by the FS Series booth to trade sizes.
One of the special features of the 5k is our Runners' Village. Please support our sponsors by stopping by their booths and thanking them for helping to make this run a success! After you cross the finish line, get your bonbon or lemon bar, take your kids to get their faces painted or play in a bounce house, then spend time checking out the vendor booths.

The Lemon Tree Cafe and Gabbie's Goodies Bring Sweet Treats to Finishers

A huge thank you to The Lemon Tree Cafe and Gabbie's Goodies of Wake Forest for combining forces to give finishers a delicious treat after crossing the finish line on Mother's Day. 

Gabbie's Goodies "is bringing the bonbon back" and hand makes each and every delicious, gluten-free "real food" treat. Look for her 
Cinnamon Peanut Butter bonbons after the run.

The Lemon Tree will bring their iconic lemon bars. Anyone who has enjoyed the scrumptious food at The Lemon Tree has certainly enjoyed biting into one of these Wake Forest favorites.

What better way to start your Mother's Day than with a little bit of exercise finished off with a SWEET TREAT!

Find out more about Gabbie's Goodies and The Lemon Tree Cafe on their websites and Facebook pages.


Float Away With the 2019 Celebrate Your Mother 5k Tee

Don't forget that proceeds benefit 1ofUs.


New for 2019: Run in the Forest Series Medal

Register for 4 out of 7 Run in the Forest events and get even more bling!
Not just any bling - a Wake Forest clock replica series medal that doubles as a bottle stopper.

You must be registered for all 4 events by October 15 so we can get the medals ordered in time for the Frosty Run, the last Run in the Forest event of the year. 

Register for your favorite runs today

Feel free to mix it up with all different distances - sprint tri , 5k, 10k, and half-marathon; or do four 5ks. Whatever works for you! The 1 mile distance counts too!

FS Series events offer something for everyone!  Charity. Fitness. Fun. 


Announcing the 2019 Team Spirit Award

As a way of thanking our teams who come together to walk, run and cheer each other on, we are awarding the team with the most registrants a one-of-a-kind, 100% handmade NC sign from Bryan Diamond, of BD Vintage Designs in Wake Forest. The signs are made exclusively for FS Series.

TEAM: Together Everyone Accomplishes More 

Who will it be? Granite Falls Swim and Athletic Club, Burn Boot Camp - Wake Forest, NC, Camp Gladiator Wake Forest/Rolesville, or one of our many local running clubs!

Register today for the Celebrate Your Mother 5k and help your team bring home the Team Spirit Award!

Sole Dimensions Returns as Packet Pickup Sponsor

Thank you to  Ellie Penner, founder and owner of Sole Dimensions, for sponsoring the Celebrate Your Mother 5K run/walk to be held on Mother's Day, May 12, 2019. Ellie combines her expertise as a Certified Pedorthist with her experience as a runner and athlete to fit and recommend the proper athletic shoes for any sport, specifically running. Her recommendations are based on individual foot assessment and gait analysis.

The generous support of Sole Dimensions and all our sponsors allows us to offer this celebration to all of our mothers, and to give back to 1 of Us. Thank you Sole Dimensions!!

Visit the Sole Dimension's website to find out more about the services and products available in the Wake Forest store.

Sole Dimensions will be the location for the Celebrate Your Mother 5k Packet Pickup!
Find the packet pickup schedule information here.


NUTRISHOP Wake Forest Signs on as a General Sponsor and Master's Awards Sponsor

Thank you to  NUTRISHOP in Heritage for sponsoring the Celebrate Your Mother 5K run/walk to be held on Mother's Day, May 12, 2019. The vision of NUTRISHOP is to fill a void in the retail nutrition industry and provide consumers with a diverse selection of superior nutritional products.

Located in the Publix shopping center in Heritage, NUTRISHOP of Wake Forest is North Raleigh’s only Sports Nutrition and Weight Loss Superstore. Founded by Ray and Shanon S
NUTRISHOP carries all the top brands at guaranteed low prices. 

In addition to being a general sponsor, Ray and Shanon will be providing award baskets with Nutrishop goodies for the top 3 male and female master's winners!  

Follow Nutrishop's Facebook page to find out more about the services and products available in the Wake Forest store.


How FUN is This?

When your finisher’s medal looks like a tattoo, you get tattoos!



2019 Finisher's Medal

FS Series is excited to present the 2nd Annual Celebrate Your Mother finisher's medal. Don't miss out on this retro design!


Online Registration Open for the 2nd Annual Celebrate Your Mother 5k 

Don't miss out on your chance to start your Mother's Day celebration bright and early! Bring your mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin or any special woman in your life, to the 2nd Annual Celebrate Your Mother 5k in downtown Wake Forest. The family that plays together stays together!

It'll be a party -- exercise, music, sweets, food, bounce house, vendors, face painters and more!

New for 2019:
  • Family registration option - Register up to 6 family members for one low price (Limited number available.)
  • Virtual option - If you can't be in Wake Forest, run where-ever you are and we'll mail your tee-shirt and  medal to you.

Make it a tradition and register today