What is the Great Cape Escape?

What is the Great Cape Escape?

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                                                  Saturday September 22nd, 8:00 AM

The Great Cape Escape consists of two USATF-certified courses --  5K, 10K, and Superhero challenge(both races combined) -- that travels through the picturesque campus of Elon University (see race route).  The run begins and ends at the Gerald Francis Center, home of Elon's School of Health Sciences.  The route takes its runners through the middle of campus and past some if its most beautiful scenery as it travels up Haggard Avenue, winds around Lake Mary Nell, passes by Rhodes Stadium, winds along the fountain at the Love School of Business,and ambles back to the Francis Center.  Miss something?  No worries, because the 10K runners can see it all again during the second leg of the run.  Water stops will be found at the 1.5 and 3.1 mile marks.       


The Cape Escape Fun Run (ages 10 and under please) is a quick yet adventurous race to Save Humanity by making it to the finish line ahead of a sea of zombies.  Our Young Heroes must then obtain a Serum Shooter that will render the zombies helpless.  

Prizes are awarded for the top runners in each age category for both the 5K, the 10K, and the Superhero challenge and there's a medal for every Zombie-busting Fun Run Hero.  Oh- and then there are the costume prizes too (see "Prizes" page).