Saturday, February 23, 2013
Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. (Course Map)
Competitive and Recreational 5K starts at Noon
Kids Fun Run starts at 1 p.m.
NC State Centennial Campus
2400 Campus Shore Drive
About the Special Olympics NC Torch Run 5k
2013 was the fifth edition of the Special Olympics NC Torch Run 5k. Proceeds from this event benefit Special Olympics NC and the 38,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities that participate in the year-round sports programming offered at no cost. This event is hosted by the NC State Police Department and is a major part of the department’s fundraising effort to benefit the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics each year.
The Special Olympics NC Torch Run 5k is also the third event in the 10th Annual Second Empire Spring 2013 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.
Registration for the Torch Run 5k is $20 on or before 2/8/13 and $25 after including on race day. All registrants signed up prior to 2/8/13 are guaranteed a long sleeve T-shirt and in their size of choice. Avoid the crowds on race day and pick up your race packet early. Pickup will be held at Capital RunWalk in Cameron Village on Thurs. Feb. 21 and Friday Feb.22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. View Course Map.
About the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics unites officers from law enforcement agencies and corrections departments across the state in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics. Special Olympics is a year-round sports organization for children & adults with intellectual disabilities. We offer sports training and competition in 20 Olympic-type sports to more than 38,000 athletes across the state. Athletes are never charged a fee to participate. As a 501(c)3 private non-profit, SONC relies on generous donations from individuals, businesses and civic organizations for funding.
5k Race: Top 3 overall Male/Female and Top 3 in each age division
Age Divisions: 1-12, 13-19, 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 and over
Fun Run for Kids: All finishers will receive a medal.
Note: Only entrants in the Competitive Event are eligible for awards!