Kick-off to Summertime! Celebrate the kids being out of school with the Run Wake Forest Run 5K and fun run!
With support from the Chick-fil-A Leader Academy, we’re able to bring you this fun family event. The Chick-fil-A Leader Academy is a national high school leadership program focused on IMPACT THROUGH ACTION.
Saturday, June 25, 2022 (start time 7:30 AM) -- Remember, it’s an early start! The event is stroller-friendly and pet-friendly (pets on leashes), bring everyone - we don't want anyone in the family to be left behind!
We are committed to providing options for everyone. This year we are introducing a virtual option if you want to be part of the community and give back but prefer to do it closer to home, on vacation, or on your favorite running route. Along with a 1.2 mile kids fun run for children ages 3 – 12.
This year’s Run Wake Forest Run beneficiaries are the Wake Forest Area Chamber Foundation and Wakefield Schools Foundation. Two amazing home gown organizations that are dedicated to enriching educational opportunities for our future leaders within the local Wake Forest and Wakefield communities.
Race Day Schedule
6:30 AM Packet pickup and new registrations
7:10 AM Runners make their way to the starting line
7:15 AM Welcome; Information and National Anthem
7:30 AM 5K Start
8:00 AM 1.2 M Kids Fun Run
8:30 AM Awards Ceremony
10:00 AM Pack up and enjoy your downtown adventure
The 5k course runs entirely on the streets of Wake Forest downtown and neighborhoods. 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.
5K and Virtual participants will receive the 2022 race t-shirt and finisher's medal.
1M Fun Run participants will receive the 2022 race t-shirt and children’s medal.
Top three overall female and male winners
Top three overall masters female and male winners
5K Awards by 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!