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Join us for the Leader of the Pack 5K run/walk - Saturday May 14th at the McNair Stadium in Forest City, NC.
Don't live in the area but still want to join the fun? Sign up for the DIY (Virtual) 5K. It's the perfect way to support the cause without having to use a port-o-john on race morning.
Hosted by the Rutherford County Schools Education Foundation the 12th Annual 5K run/walk is a benefit for the RCSEF initiatives.
Registration Rate & Dates:
Now until May 2nd >> Adults: $25, Students [Age 18 & under]: $10
May 3rd until Race Day (May 14th) >>Adults $30, Students [Age 18 & under]: $15
DIY 5K: Now until May 15th >> Adults $25, Students [Age 18 & under]: $10
**If you sign up after 5/01/2022 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.**
Packet Pick Up & Onsite Registration:
Friday - May 13th 3:00-6:00pm at Cool Springs Admin Offices - 382 W. Main St. Forest City
Saturday - May 14th 6:00-8:00am at McNair Stadium - McNair Dr. Forest City
Award Ceremony: 9:45-ish
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, 75-79, 80+
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.
The RCS Education Foundation invites - no, CHALLENGES - local business and organizations to see who can get the largest group to register for Leader of the Pack 5K! The largest group will be awarded the Community Challenge Cup - a beauiful golden trophy to display proudly at your office, workplace, or club house. The coveted traveling trophy will be presented during the awards ceremony immediately following the 5K. Timing will NOT be a factor in the awarding of the Community Challenge 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.]
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
The Leader of the Pack 5k is proud to be part of the Rutherford Outdoor Coalition Running Race Series.
The 2022 Series has 11 events running from February to November. There are road races, trail runs, and even a hill climb.
Series details and current standings can be found at the ROC website.
>> Don't miss the Meet Me at the Fountain 5K - the 5th race in the Series - July 23rd - here in Forest City <<
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