Canes 5K presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
About the Event
Sun, September 13, 2015 @ 9am
1400 Edwards Mill Rd Raleigh, NC 27607
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.
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.
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