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04/30/2016 @ 8:30am
Cary Park 5K Run/Walk & Monster Mile Fun Run
5K, 1 Mile Run
Cary, NC

About the Event

What //

5K, 1 Mile Run

When //

Saturday, April 30, 2016 @ 8:30am

Where //

5353 Cary Glen Blvd.
Cary, NC 27519

(map and directions)

Overview

The 8th Annual Cary Park 5K Run/Walk & Monster Mile Fun Run is set to take place Saturday, April 30th with a start and finish at the Cary Park Clubhouse. CASH PRIZES for the top overall male and female finishers!! New for 2016 are much needed drainage improvements and freshly re-paved asphalt greenway!!

PACKET PICK-UPS & ON-SITE REGISTRATION

FRIDAY, 4/29 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
SATURDAY, 4/30 from 7:00 - 8:15 am

   Both are at the Cary Park Clubhouse on Friday the 29th!
   5353 Cary Glen Blvd., Cary, NC 27519

RACE DAY SCHEDULE

Volunteers Report             6:30 am
Packet Pick-up/Race Day Registration  7:00 - 8:15 am
5K Runners Report to Starting Line      8:17 am
Warm-up & Stretch                               8:20 am
Blessing of Runners & Pledge of Allegiance  8:27 am
Cary Park 5K Run/Walk     8:30 am START
Monster Mile Fun Run       9:30 am START
Award of OVERALL Winners                10:00 am
Award of DIVISION Winners                 10:05 am
Raffle Drawings (Ticketholder must be present)   10:30 am
Event Ends                                                          11:00 am


Medals for the Cary Park 5K will be presented to the top three MALE & FEMALE finishers in the age divisions and overalls! 1st place finishers in the age divisions will receive a $20 gift certificate to Omega Sports courtesy of ... Omega Sports. Age divisions are as follows:

  • 10 & Under
  • 11-13
  • 14-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50 & Over

CASH prizes will be given to the top three OVERALL MALE & FEMALE finishers! The amounts are as follows:

1st Place:   $100
2nd Place:  $50
3rd Place:   $25

* Cash prizes are in the form of a check made payable to the winner from Cary Park 5K & Monster Mile.

In 2015, the competition was fierce to say the least. Gavin Coombs takes the overall Men's at 16:39, but just barely missed the course record set by Justin Zwick (2014) of 16:10. However, in the Women's division, Kimberlie Meeker edges out Jennifer Zwick's course record (2014) of 19:00!! AND Cary Park's own Sam Guo finally reels in a medal in the overall!! Below are the OVERALL MALE & FEMALE finishers.

MEN'S OVERALL
1st - Gavin Coombs 16:39
2nd - Erasmo Ordonez 17:11
3rd - Shan "Sam" Guo 19:03

WOMEN'S OVERALL
1st - Kimberlie Meeker 18:35**
2nd - Jacky Kirby 19:35
3rd - Camille Hill 21:04

** NEW COURSE RECORD

The Cary Park 5K Run/Walk race takes place on a certified USATF 5K course held within the Cary Park community in West Cary. The course is both challenging and scenic. The race begins at the Cary Park clubhouse and proceeds down a roller coaster of hills on Cary Glen Blvd and Walford Way to the Cary Park Lake. The lake is encompassed by a paved Town of Cary's Cary Park Lake Greenway, which makes up about half of the course. After a lap around the relatively flat lake, it’s a return trip through the roller coaster and an uphill stretch to the finish line, known as the monster mile, the same name given to our 1-mile fun run as they have to take on the monster as well! The race begins at 8:30 a.m. Walkers and strollers are welcome and very much encouraged.

After the 5K race, we are holding the Monster Mile Fun Run to encourage both children and adults to challenge themselves to exercise for fun as every step counts! This begins at 9:30 a.m. Walkers are welcome for this event too. There is no time chips for this event however we will start the clock at the shotgun start.

Be sure to hang around for the post-race raffle and award ceremony. Many great items raffled off; some as door prizes for registrants and some some by buying tickets for as low as $1 each. This is open to all so bring some spare change and try your luck whil support a great cause!