Leader of the Pack 5K

Join us for the Leader of the Pack 5K & Fun Run – Saturday May 16th at the McNair Stadium in Forest City, NC. Hosted by the Rutherford County Schools Education Foundation 11th Annual 5K run/walk and Free 1/2 mile Fun Run is a benefit for the RCSEF initiatives. 

If you sign up after 5/04/19 you will not be guaranteed a shirt on Race Day. You can still log in your shirt size, however, as we may have some left over after the race.

5K Registration Rate & Dates:
Until May 15th >> Adults: $20, Students [Age 18 & under]: $15
Race Day May 16th >>Adults $25, Students [Age 18 & under]: $15
Special Pricing:

5K Family Four Pack >> Four (4) runners for a $60 flat rate.  [To qualify – the four (4) runners must be signed up with the same registration/payment. This discount will end on May 15th and will not be available on Race Day]
Gift Certificates >> Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite runner? Sign them up for the Leader of the Pack 5K. Click on the “Gift Certificate” button above. They love the surprise and you’ll be supporting a great cause too.

Packet Pick Up & Onsite Registration:
Friday – May 15th 3:00-6:00pm at Cool Springs Admin Offices – 382 W. Main St. Forest City
Saturday – May 16th 6:00-7:30am at McNair Stadium – McNair Dr. Forest City
START: 8:00am

Top Overall Male/Female (1st, 2nd, & 3rd) 
Top Master Male/Female (1st & 2nd) 
Age Group Awards (1st, 2nd,& 3rd)  Male/Female in the following age groups: 
0-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

School participation awards
Trophies will be  awarded to the elementary, middle and high schools with the highest participation – School participation is based on runners present and checked in on the day of the race. Family members, staff, community members, etc. (not only students) count toward school participation if registered and checked in with their school affiliation. No school level awards will be determined by race times. 

Community Cup Challenge
RCS Education Foundation invites – no, CHALLENGES – local business and organizations to see who can get the biggest group to register for Leader of the Pack 5K! The largest group will be awarded the Community Cup – a golden runner trophy display proudly – during the awards ceremony immediately following the 5k. Timing will NOT be a factor in the awarding of the Community Cup. Recruit coworkers, challenge other organizations on social media, and have fun supporting our children and their education! [Please do not create a Group for you School – we have that covered.]

May 16, 2020 Cancelled
Forest City


Leader of the Pack 5K
May 16, 2020 (Saturday) - 08:00
3.1 miles
Solo Charity/Fund raising Road


May 16 2020 : Clear throughout the day.
13.3°C - 26.3°C (55.9°F - 79.3°F)

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The information about this race is based on information provided by the organisers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]
Last checked on 2020-05-07


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