The 11th Annual Run for Young will be held on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 2pm.
Divisions and Prices
Kid's Run: (7 and under) $10
Pre-Race Packet Pick-Up
Pre-race packet pick-up will be held in conjunction with our race store sponsor Omega Sports at their North Hills location in Raleigh. On Friday January 5 from 4-7 p.m. you may visit the store to pick up your race bag, t-shirt, and bib in preparation for the race on Sunday.
Also on Friday during packet pick-up, your registration bib gets you 10% off anything in the store as well as 10% donated directly to Run for Young. A great time to pick up some new shoes, socks, or other gear for the new year!
Awards and Prizes
All awards are generously provided by Omega Sports, our running store partner. Additional awards are often provided by various other sponsors of the race and will be distributed to top male and female finishers.
5K Race awards are provided for the top 3 overall male & female finishers. Omega has generously provided the following awards:
1st place male and female overall: $75 gift card
2nd place male and female overall: $50 gift card
3rd place male and female overall: $35 gift card
Age group winners male and female: $20 gift card
Age group awards go to the top male & female finisher in the following categories: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Door prizes from various local retailers are drawn as the race is completed. All registered runners, walkers, and participants are automatically entered to win through their bib number.
Each registered participant will receive a race t-shirt and race bag. You must register by Friday December 29 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Race bags contain merchandise, coupons, and flyers from various sponsors and local businesses.
We will continue to offer the Precision Race Touch-Screen Results Kiosk. At the kiosk, participants can see and print out their results which now include time, division rank and gender rank.
Race Course Information
The Run for Young 5k run/walk course is a certified 5k which begins and ends at Christ Church in downtown Raleigh. The out-and-back race course travels down Edenton and Hillsborough Streets, around the NCSU bell tower roundabout, and back to the church. A map of the course is below!
The Alexander Family YMCA generously provides our water stop each year, sponsored by the Senior and Junior Leaders Clubs. The stop is located just outside of their Hillsborough Street location.
Local bands play at various locations along the race route. Thank you to Saint Mary's School and Second Empire restaurant for hosting these bands. An additional band is located at the start/finish line at Christ Church. Learn more about who you will hear on our Live Music page!
Various local restaurants and grocery stores generously provide food and drink for participants at the end of the race.