The 3rd annual eTix Run for You will be Saturday, October 28 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
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.
Packet pickup is at Run-n-Tri Outfitters, 11831 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 from 4-6pm
Saturday, October 28 from 7-8am: The race starts @ Run-n-Tri Outfitters!
Everyone who finishes the 5K will receive a medal! This is not just any medal – it has a companion medal you can earn at the Run 4 You 6.2 (10K) on December 3rd AND a cool connector medal.
We have super cool Hulk-inspired shirts that have come to be a favorite among the Miles into Smiles frequent runners!
Starting in 2016, each year will feature a Super Hero – in 2015 it was informally Super Man with Superman inspired shirts. This year it’s The Incredible Hulk and we will have a Hulk Costume Contest with 3 divisions – Men, Women, and Kids! The costume contest will be judged with our applause-o-meter and there will be prizes for the winners of each division. So as you are shopping, get ready for the next few inspired Heros!
2015: Super Man
2017: Wonder Woman
2018: Batman & Robin – Team Costumes!
2019: The Incredibles – Family/Team Costumes!
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: fara.convio.net/goto/alisonp
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.
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Information about the event is available in : English