23rd Annual Running

August 19, 2017

1 Mile 8:00 AM

5K 8:30 AM

The Run For Life is fun filled event benefiting Birthchoice


The cross country course at WakeMed Soccer Park is one of the premier venues of its kind in the United States. It opened in 2003 and has hosted numerous major running events. The course record for the 5k distance is 14:57.6 by Daniel Moore at the 2011 Great American Cross Country Festival.  The Run For Life race record is 16:19 by Ryan Kaat in 2011.

Jogging Strollers
We are a jogging stroller friendly race and participants are welcome to run or walk with jogging strollers, we just ask that you start towards the back of the pack to allow the other runners a clear start.



WakeMed Soccer Park
201 Soccer Park Dr
Cary, NC 27511

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The Raleigh Run For Life is part of the Second Empire 2017 Grand Prix Series. Runners who participate in these races accumulate points and are awarded prizes at an awards banquet held at the Second Empire Restaurant at the conclusion of the Series.

Runners who register as Competitive participants are timed using the ChampionChip timing chip system. Those who enter as Recreational participants will be able to see their time on the electronic clock at the finish line.

There is no rain date if the event is canceled due to poor weather conditions.

Registration by mail is also available. Print out the mail-in registration form at the bottom of the website.

Not interested in running? Come to race and help as a volunteer.



Awards will be presented to the first three mail and female finishers overall and to the top male and female finishers in each age group.

Age Groups

 under 15
 20-24  30-34  40-44  50-54  60-64  over 69
   15-19  25-29  35-39  45-49  55-59  65-69  

1 Mile Fun Run
Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in each age group.

Age Groups

8 and under 9-10 11-12 13-14

Winners who are not able to stay for the awards ceremony may pick up their awards the following week at Birthchoice (see below for address).


Packet pickup is at Inside-Out Sports on Thursday, August 17, from 5 to 7 PM or on race day at WakeMed Soccer Park beginning at 7 AM at the registration tent. All those stopping by Inside-Out Sports during the hours of packet pickup to either register or to pick up their packet will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate from Inside-Out.

Inside-Out Sports
Preston Walk Shopping Center
2002 Grisdale Lane
Cary, NC 27513



2304 Wesvill Ct #340
Raleigh, NC 27607

Birthchoice is a life affirming, community supported organization, whose mission is to empower women and men to make informed decisions that respect the dignity and integrity of every human life.




KOC St Luke the Evangelist
Catholic Church


KOC St Bernadette Catholic Church
KOC St Michael the Archangel
 Catholic Church
St Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church

KOC St Raphael Catholic Church

St Bernadette Catholic Church
Sacred Heart Cathedral



KOC Father Thomas Price Council 2546



Polar Ice House Garner





KOC Our Lady Of Lourdes Council 12025

Collazo Produce








Race timing and results provided by Young and Associates Sports Management

2016 Results:  5K    1Mile

2015 Results:  5K    1Mile
Congratulations to last year's finishers !


Via email at: eileen@birthchoicewake.org


See you again at the 2017 race. Now get training!

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