It may be winter outside but the folks at Glenaire are already dreaming of spring and the upcoming Glenaire 5K. The fourth edition of this popular 5-kilometer race and 1-mile fun run is scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020,
The event has become an annual favorite of residents, family members, the Cary community and runners in the Triangle. Open to everyone, the 5K attracts both serious runners and people who want to just take their time and support a good cause.
Participants in the 5K can enjoy navigating a rolling course that takes them through the lovely Glenaire community, onto the Higgins Greenway and back into Glenaire for the finish line. Competitive runners will be pleased to know that the course is USA Track & Field certified and results count toward state records and national rankings. For the 1-mile fun run, the course winds its way through Glenaire.
All participants are invited to a post-race party hosted by Glenaire and Jordan Lake Brewing Company, with music be DJ Gino.
Proceeds from the race benefit Glenaire residents who have outlived their financial resources and receive assistance through the Presbyterian Homes Foundation, Inc. In its 27 years, Glenaire has provided well over $5 million in financial assistance. The foundation expects to provide around $500,000 of such assistance in 2020. In 2019, there were nearly 400 event participants and the total money raised before expenses was approximately $30,000.
Participants can register all the way up to race day. But it pays to sign up early. The 5K entry fee is $30. On race day, the fee goes up to $35. The 1-mile fun run entry fee is $20.
Plus, it also helps to be a Glenaire resident of the future. When residents of the future register online they can receive $5 off by entering this special code: #FutureResident.
Visit www.glenaire5k.org for race details, registration and sponsorship information.