Start: Saturday, December 31, 2011 @ 11:59 PM
Triangle Aquatic Center275 Convention Drive Cary, NC
Thursday, December 29, 2011 @ 11:59 PM PST
One can still register for the R.I.T.N.Y. 5K tonight at the race site. Registration and packet pickup will be held beginning at 10 pm.
Those who have been around the local running scene for a while will recall the popular R.I.T.N.Y. (pronounced WRIT-knee) 5K put on by the Cary YMCA. The race started right at midnight on New Year’s Eve. (For the uninformed, R.I.T.N.Y.stands for Run in the New Year).Later, the Y moved the race to the second Saturday in January and ran the event at Lake Crabtree. But it just wasn’t the same as running at the stroke of midnight, so after a few years, the race was discontinued.
But in 2010, the race was resurrected. Over 150 runners and walkers showed up to usher in 2011. George Linney was the first celebrant to finish as he completed the 5K course in 18:30. Cristina Green won the women’s title in 20:18 setting a new course record for women. Mark Hallen (17:28) holds the course mark for the men.
The entry fee for the 5K is $20 (increasing to $25 after on race day). For the mile, the fee is $15 with no late fee. T-shirts are guaranteed to all those registered by the 30th. Special needs children can participate for free.
In the 5K awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each of the following age divisions (both sexes): 12-under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-over.
Proceeds from the race will benefit the Miracle League of the Triangle which provides opportunities to all children with special needs to play baseball regardless of their abilities. For more information on the Miracle League, go to www.miracleleagueofthetriangle.com.
Click here to view the event organizer's website
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