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In both memory and honor of William “Wild Bill” Sonner, Seven Oaks and the Stonehenge HOA are proud to announce the inaugural Wild Bill 5k. Wild Bill was a coach, mentor and community leader in Raleigh for decades. The same passion that made Wild Bill an All-American athlete at NC State, made him a beloved Raleigh fixture for nearly 70 years. While his forte was swimming, Wild Bill was well known for running daily, no matter how hot the summer days got. Wild Bill was relentless and we wish to harness that energy to raise money for good causes in his honor.
The 5k course has been certified by USATF and issued course number NC21006BDS. An easily viewable course map is linked below and HERE using mapmyrun.
Our race capacity is 500 runners so be sure to register before we sell out! We sold out in 2021.
Be sure to check out our page as we near 2022 to find out what amazing charities our race will support!
Packet Pick-Up: Friday, August 5th: Seven Oaks Swim & Racquet Club: 2500 Howard Rd., Raleigh NC 27613
5k Race: Saturday, August 6th : Seven Oaks Swim & Racquet Club: 7:00 am
Youth Fun Run: Saturday, August 6th : Seven Oaks Swim & Racquet Club: 8:15 am
Post-Race Party: After you finish your race! Seven Oaks Swim & Racquet Club – to include awards ceremony
5k Race: $35 if registered by December 31, 2021 // $40 if registered between 1/1/ 22 and 6/29/22 // $45 if registered after 6/30/22 // Race Day Registration will be in person only and will be available from 6am until 6:30 am only!
Youth Fun Run: $25, includes T-shirt and race swag
Awards will be given to Top 3 overall for both male & female, Top 1 overall Master for both male & female, along with top 3 per age group. Overall awards will be based on gun time; Age group awards will be based on chip/net time. All youth participants will receive a prize. You must be present to receive awards/prizes (none will be mailed).
All 5k participants will have Chip Bib timing. For the youth race, a simple running clock will be used. Youth participants will receive a standard numbered race bib (no Chip)
Each 5k Participant will receive a cool, unisex race t-shirt (Adult S-XL). To be guaranteed a t-shirt, you must register no later than Noon on July 22nd (this is for Adult and Youth t-shirts)
No headphones allowed for safety reasons. While little to no traffic is expected and volunteers will be protecting the course, the race course is technically not closed, so we want runners to remain as aware as possible. No pets/dogs allowed on the course. Strollers are allowed, but we request that strollers and baby joggers start at the back of the field for safety reasons. For the 5k race, participants will have 60 minutes to complete the course prior to the start of the youth race.
Water stations will be available at miles 1 and 2 on the course.
Limited parking will be allowed in the Seven Oaks Parking Lot (2500 Howard Rd.), BUT- no cars will be allowed in or out starting 45 minutes before race time and until the end of all races. Park wisely! Additional parking will be available on Stonehenge Drive (street parking) and the Diocese building lot on Creedmoor Road. We encourage carpooling and for Stonehenge residents, consider walking or jogging to the race due to your close proximity.
Once you finish conquering the race course, you’ll be ready to celebrate! Breakfast will be provided, along with other snacks & goodies. We will have beer vendors on site providing free beer for participants. A DJ will be spinning tunes and we’ll have a bouncy house for the kids, along with other fun activities. We will of course have the standard post-race offerings as well (bananas, water, etc.). MUST HAVE VALID ID TO DRINK BEER (NO ID = NO BEER)
We will race Rain or shine! In the unlikely and unfortunate event that inclement weather (such as thunderstorms and lightning) dashes our plans, please understand that no refunds will be given. Rest assured knowing that your funds will still go to support our wonderful charity partners!
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