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The 2013 version of the Run for the Oaks will be the 31th annual running of this event. Over 780 runners signed up for this race in 2012. David Roche won the race in 15:17. Kimberlie Fowler Lee won the women's title in a course-record 17:52. Brent Ferrell (14:51) holds the course mark for the men. The 5K race starts and finish on Person Street next to Moore Square at the City Market located at 214 East Martin Street in downtown Raleigh.
The 5K is the first race of the day starting at 8:30 a.m. The kid's run for children ages 10 or younger begins at 9:30 a.m.
The entry fees are $18 for recreational entries and $23 for competitive entries. After March 5, the fees are $20 and $25, respectively. The entry fee includes a t-shirt. There is no pre-registration or fee for the Children’s Run. Kids can sign up race day.
Competitive vs Recreational
The competitive entry will be issued a BibTag, will receive an official time and be eligible for awards. The recreational entry will not receive an official time. However, there will be a digital clock at the finish line where runners can see their finishing times.
Awards will be presented to the first three males overall, to the first three females overall and to the top finishers in each of the following age groups (both sexes); 15-under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60-over.
Corporate Team Competition
Once again the Run for the Oaks is the first race in the Eastern Carolina Corporate Cup Road Race Series. Teams can consist of 3-5 members (all working for the same employer) with the first three finishers on each team comprising the team score. Awards will be presented to the top three male teams and to the top three female teams.
Late Registration/Packet Pickup
Late entrants can register and preregistered runners can pick up their packets on Thursday, March 7, at Capital RunWalk located at 430 Woodburn Road in Cameron Village between 5-7 pm. Also late entrants can register and preregistered runners can pick up their packets at the start/finish at Moore Square on race day beginning at 7 am.
Second Empire Grand Prix
The Run for the Oaks is also the fourth event in the ten-race Second Empire Spring 2012 Grand Prix Series. Runners who participate in these races accumulate points and are awarded money and prizes at an awards banquet held at the Second Empire Restaurant at the conclusion of the Series. For more information on the Series, go to http://www.secondempireseries.com.