First Day 5k Cane Bay Plantation

Sun January 1, 2023 Directions


Custom super soft long sleeve race T-shirt

5K Run/Walk

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5K Virtual


Begins and ends at Cane Bay Elementary School - races on the trails.


No Better Way to start 2023 than with a 5k! Run Cane Bay is Excited to bring you The First Day 5k 2023. Thanks to our Friends at the Gasperic Group, Cane Bay Plantation, and many more we are excited to host an in-person 5k at 9:23 am on Sunday, January 1st, 2023. The race is being held in Cane Bay Plantation and is for all ages, skills, and speeds.

Please join us in the beautiful Cane Bay Plantation for a fun, fast, new 5k! Held on the community paved trail system, this flat course is perfect for beginners, experts, and even walkers, and strollers. Sorry, but no pets are allowed. 

The Course: Your Run/Walk will begin at Cane Bay Elementary School parking lot and use the paved multiuse trails to loop thru 2 tunnels for the 3.1 miles course. This paved course will take you under Cane Bay Blvd twice; while running along the new Nexton Parkway Extension runners will have to turn and cross the parkway where the Sherriff's Deputies will be stationed to ensure your safety. 

All Finishers will receive the 2023 Race mug and FREE coffee or cocoa as they finish. Prizes will be given to 1st thru 3rd in overall, age groups, masters, and grandmasters. 


This year we are adding a Family Fun Day to have fun together with a carnival style event, to benefit the Teachers and Students of Cane Bay Elementary School with a supply drive.

During and after the race we will have bounce houses, a physical challenge course, 50 yard dash, board-breaking contests, a food truck from Vicious Biscuit, Cocoa/Coffee Bar.  Bring the whole family!

Swag will be for sale with a portion of proceeds going to the Cane Bay Elementary.



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Begins and ends at Cane Bay Elementary School - races on the trails.


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