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10/28/2017 @ 8:00am
Run For You 5K
5K, 1 Mile Run
Wake Forest, NC
Run For You 5K
The 3rd annual eTix Run for You will be Saturday, October 28, 2017 with festivities running from 7am-10am. There will 3 on-site events, as well as a virtual race.
  • 8:00am: 1.1mile run/walk
  • 8:30am: 3.1mile chip-timed run/walk
  • 9:30am: FREE Heros-in-training 25meter dash for runners 5 & under 
  • Virtual 5K: t-shirts and race numbers will be sent to out-of-town runners unable to attend in person

By including the “virtual 5K” we will embrace friends, family, and others in our national community who want to help but can’t (or don’t want to) run.


We begin right in front of Run-n-Tri Outfitters head behind the building and up to Retail Drive. Continue on Retail Drive to Warmoven and proceed through the Crenshaw Hall neighborhood to the half-way point then return.

At the half-way point for the 5K, you will find our Precision BioSciences Aid Station with ice cold water and maybe some special Halloween treats!

The 5K is USATF certified and sanctioned, therefore bicycles, tricycles, skates, boards, or scooters are not allowed.

Schedule of Events

Packet Pickup

We will do packet pickup at Run-n-Tri Outfitters located on Retail Drive in Wake Forest. Registration will be available onsite and t-shirts will be given out to new registrations as they are available.

  • Friday, October 27 4-6pm
  • Saturday, October 28 7-8am


Everyone who finishes the 5K will receive a medal! As soon as we have the medal designed a photo will be posted! 

Costume Contest!

Starting in 2016, we will feature a Super Hero - in 2015 it was informally Super Man, 2016 it was Hulk, and in 2017 it will be The Incredibles: think team/family costumes! 

The costume contest will be judged with by the Race Director and there will be prizes for the winners.

So as you are shopping, get ready for the next few inspired Heros!

Race Day Drives

We are all about doing good! Help us continue the reach of Turning Miles into Smiles.

Shoe Drive: Clean out all the used shoes in your house - running shoes, fashion shoes, dress shoes, kids, adults, we will take them all! After the race I take them to a few local schools so they can stock their clothing closet. The remainders are taken to SRI Shoe Warehouse to benefit Soles4Souls.org!

Books: Clean out your bookshelves! We need your used books to donate to our schools, the Boys & Girls Club, and other local programs supported by Page 158 books.

NEW Pajamas: Sam Hopper loved pajama day! His sweet family collects pajamas each year on his birthday and donate them to children in Wake County who need new pjs. Any size can be donated. Please grab some PJs next time you are at the store to clothe a local child at night.

NEW Toiletries: You know all those little sample bottles of shampoo, toothpaste, floss, soap, qtips... that you pickup at hotels? We need those! You can also buy them in the travel section of most grocery and drug stores. Toiletry bags are made and given to a few local high schools that students in need can get for free from their school. This is supported year-round by Sweetie's Candy Shop. You can always donate toiletries with Ms. Darlene. Please no shaving items.


The Run for You benefits the ´┐╝Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (CureFA.org). Friedreich’s Ataxia is a national non-profit organization dedicated to curing this rare neuro-muscular disorder. Alison lives in Wake Forest with this condition and her family, and our community, are commited to raising funds to cure this disease. Donate directly to CureFA.org supporting Alison: http://fara.convio.net/goto/2017alisonp

All runs are dedicated to the memory of Sam Hopper. Sam lived in Raleigh for 6 short years and all that knew him loved him. He earned his wings in October 2014 but his memory lives on. He was a huge superhero fan so we will be encouraging people to bring out their inner superhero. Everyone supporting our race is a hero. Donate to the Myocarditis Foundation.