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09/13/2015 @ 9am
Canes 5K presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
5K Run
Raleigh, NC

About the Event

What //

5K Run

When //

Sunday, September 13, 2015 @ 9am

Where //

1400 Edwards Mill Rd
Raleigh, NC 27607

Event Overview

The third annual Canes 5k presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and assisted by Raleigh Orthopaedic will take place at PNC Arena on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 9 a.m. All proceeds will benefit the Kids 'N Community Foundation. 

The event includes a 5k race around PNC Arena and surrounding areas, 100- and 200-yard kids dashes, multiple inflatables, and appearances by Stormy and the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad. Members of the Carolina Hurricanes as well as the team’s staff and alumni are scheduled to participate. A pancake breakfast for all participants will follow the 5k race.

Back in 2015, participants can build and join their own running or walking teams and fundraise in support of the Kids 'N Community Foundation.

If you aren't ready to take on the full course but still want to be a part of the day and support the Kids 'N Community Foundation, we invite fans to sign up and walk or run the first portion of the course (one-mile loop around PNC Arena).

The last day to register online for the Canes 5k was Sept. 8. If you still would like to participate you can still sign up at PNC Arena during packet pick-up on Thursday, Sept. 10 and Friday, Sept. 11 from 11am - 2pm or 4pm - 6pm. OR on the day of the race!

Kids 'N Community Foundation

All proceeds will benefit the Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation, which provides much needed funding to children’s charities and education programs throughout North Carolina. The Foundation has funded scholarship programs, youth hockey, educational and literacy efforts, children’s health programs, the arts and other children’s-related initiatives. 

In the 2014-15 year of funding the Kids ‘N Community Foundation donated $576,000 to 29 different children’s charitable organizations in the Triangle and throughout the state. This number brings the team and Foundation’s donation total to $12.5 million in cash and in-kind services since 1997.

The Foundation’s level of giving, coupled with ticket and in-kind donations, ranked the Carolina Hurricanes seventh on the Triangle Business Journal’s list of largest corporate philanthropists. Every member of the Hurricanes organization is actively involved in community activities, and the Hurricanes take great pride in the ability to have a positive impact in our state.

For more information on the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, visit their site.

Pricing Information

  • Canes 5k presented by BCBSNC: $25 (price before April 30)
  • Canes 5k presented by BCBSNC: $30 (price between May 1 to July 12)
  • Canes 5k presented by BSBCNC: $35 (price between July 13 and  Sept. 8)
  • Day-of-race registration price is $40
  • 100-Yard Caniac Kids Dash (ages 6 and under): $10
  • 200-Yard Caniac Kids Dash (ages 7-10): $10

To guarantee getting your shirt size, you must register no later than Tuesday, Sept. 1. We will strive to have extra shirts available, but we will not guarantee that we will have your correct size. If we should run out of shirts on race day, we unfortunately will not be able to re-order. 

All registered participants will be eligible for special drawings, including two 11-game plans for the 2015-16 season and autographed Hurricanes items.

Packet Pick-Up

You can pick up your race packet at PNC Arena on Thursday, Sept. 10 and Friday, Sept. 11 from 11am - 2pm or 4pm - 6 pm or on Sunday, Sept. 13 inside PNC Arena next to the box office from 7:30-8:45 a.m.

Race Day Schedule

  • 7:30 a.m. – Registration and packet pick-up inside PNC Arena next to the box office
  • 8:45 a.m. – Pre-race ceremony and introduction of Carolina Hurricanes players
  • 9:00 a.m. – Canes 5k presented by BCBSNC
  • 9:30 a.m. – Pancake breakfast for all participants, compliments of the Carolina Hurricanes and PNC Arena
  • 10:00 a.m. – 100-Yard and 200-Yard Caniac Kids Dash
  • 10:05 a.m. – Award ceremony and drawing for participant enter-to-wins

Kids 'N Community Foundation

Kids 'N Community Foundation 

As “The Heart of the Carolina Hurricanes,” the Kids ‘N Community Foundation strives to meet the health and educational needs of underserved populations in our community through programming and financial assistance to local, youth-oriented organizations. 

Since the establishment of the non-profit Foundation in 1997, over $12.5 million in cash and in-kind services has been awarded to non-profit organizations that focus on enhancing the lives of youth in our community. With the ongoing support of our annual special events, Hurricanes players, staff and the corporate community, the Kids ‘N Community Foundation is able to fund many causes including scholarship programs, youth hockey initiatives, education and literacy efforts, health programs and the arts.

During the 2014-15 season, we donated $576,000 to 29 deserving North Carolina children's nonprofit charities.  

2014 GOAL Grants
- East Durham Children's Initiative
- The Hill Center and John Avery Boys & Girls Club
- Boys & Girls Club of Wake County
- Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
- YMCA of the Triangle
- InterAct of Wake County

2015 Game Changer Grants

$5,000
- Activate Good
- Assistance League of the Triangle
- HopeLine
- Museum of Life and Science
- Wake County 4-H Youth Development Program

$10,000
- Autism Society of North Carolina
- Genesis Home
- Playworks NC
- StepUp Ministry
- Wake Education Partnership

$15,000
- Children's Flight of Hope
- Durham Nativity School
- Girl Scouts - NC Coastal Pines
- State Games of North Carolina
- Read and Feed

2015 Future Canes Grants
- Carolina Lightning Hockey
- Coastal Carolina Hockey Association
- Defending the Blue Line
- Raleigh Youth Hockey Association
- Triad Youth Hockey Alliance
- Triangle Special Hockey Association
- Triangle Youth Hockey Association
- Winston-Salem Youth Hockey Association
 

Award Categories

Awards and Prizes for 5K:
  • The overall winner of the race will receive two 11-game plans for the 2015-16 season and an award 
  • Top three (3) overall (male/female)  will receive an  award
  • Top overall (male and female) from the following age groups will receive an award
    • 19 and Under
    • 20-29 (male and female)
    • 30-39 (male and female)
    • 40-49 (male and female)
    • 50-59 (male and female)
    • 60 and above (male and female)

 Team Fundraising Prizes – BACK for 2015!

  • 1st Place – an 12-person suite for a mutually agreed upon game
  • 2nd Place – ten (10) tickets to a mutually agreed upon game
Individual Fundraising Prizes – BACK for 2015!
  • 1st Place – eight (8) tickets to a mutually agreed upon game, a team-signed jersey and a meet-and-greet with a favorite player following a game
  • 2nd Place – four (4) tickets to a mutually agreed upon game, a team-signed jersey and four Olympia rides
  • 3rd Place – team-signed jersey

FAQ

Day of Race FAQ

Where do I go when arriving for the race?
 

Upon arrival at PNC Arena, you will be directed by parking attendants to the appropriate spot. Parking is free. If you need to sign up or pick up your packet (race bib and t-shirt), please enter PNC Arena next to the box office and follow the signs. If you have everything, the pre-race ceremony will begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by the race at 9:00 a.m. 

Can I sign up for the Canes 5k on the day of the race? 

Yes. On Sept. 13, individuals can sign up starting at 7:30 a.m. Patrons should enter PNC Arena next to the box office. Registration will close 10-15 minutes before the race at 9:00 a.m. 

We will be accepting cash, credit card or check. The cost for the 5k on race day will be $40, and the Kids Dash will be $10. Checks should be made out to the Kids ‘N Community Foundation. 

Online registration will close on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 11:59 p.m. 

Please note, the last day to guarantee a t-shirt or size is posted as Tuesday, Sept. 1. It is our goal, however, to have enough for all sign ups, so we have over-ordered a number of shirts that strives to meet all race-day demands.  

How do I pick up my packet? 

There are two options. There will be a packet pick-up on Thursday, Sept. 10 and Friday, Sept. 11 (times TBD).
Fans can park in the VIP lot and enter via the VIP entrance. 

On race day, fans will be directed by parking attendants on where to park, and beginning at 7:30 a.m., fans can enter PNC Arena by the box office to pick up their packet. 

Where will members of the Carolina Hurricanes team and staff be? 

Members of the team and front office staff will be introduced at 8:45 a.m. on stage during the pre-race ceremony. 

Will I be timed? 

All individuals in the 5k will have a chip placed on their bib. 

Will there be water on the course? 

There will be one water station around the 1.25 mile mark, 2.75 mile mark & at the finish line. Fans are allowed to bring their own source of water/sport drink.

Can I run with a stroller or a dog?

Strollers are permitted, but we ask that you please start toward the back of the crowd. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate dogs for this race.

Can family and friends attend? 

Yes, the event is open to the public!

Are the drinks and pancakes for the general public? 

The drinks and pancake breakfast are for participants only.
a Hurricanes and PNC Arena

  • 10:00 a.m. – 100-Yard and 200-Yard Caniac Kids Dash
  • 10:05 a.m. – Award ceremony and drawing for participant enter-to-wins