Leader of the Pack 5K

Edition 13

Forest City, NC, USA
06 May, 2023 (Sat)


3.1 mi


About the event

Join us for the Leader of the Pack 5K run/walk - Saturday May 6th at the McNair Stadium in Forest City, NC.
The race will start at 8:30am

Not able to join the fun on race day? Sign up for the DIY (Virtual) 5K. You may choose to complete any run/walk course at your convenience.

Hosted by the Rutherford County Schools Education Foundation the 13th Annual 5K run/walk is a benefit for the RCSEF initiatives. 

Registration Rate & Dates:
Now until April 24th  >> Adults: $25, Students [Age 18 & under]: $10
April 25th until Race Day (May 6th)  >>Adults $30, Students [Age 18 & under]: $15

DIY 5K: Now until May 7th >> Adults $25, Students [Age 18 & under]: $10

**If you sign up after April 24, 2023 you will not be guaranteed a shirt on Race Day. You can still log in your shirt size, however, as we may have some left over after the race.**

Packet Pick Up & Onsite Registration:
Friday - May 5th 3:00-6:00pm at Cool Springs Admin Offices - 382 W. Main St. Forest City

Saturday - May 6th 6:00-8:20am at McNair Stadium - McNair Dr. Forest City

START: 8:00am
Award Ceremony: 9:45-ish

5K Awards:
Top Overall Male/Female (1st, 2nd, & 3rd) 
Top Master Male/Female (1st, 2nd, & 3rd)) 
Age Group Awards (1st, 2nd,& 3rd)  Male/Female in the following age groups: 
0-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 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+

School participation awards
Trophies will be  awarded to the elementary, middle and high schools with the highest participation - School participation is based on runners present and checked in on the day of the race. Family members, staff, community members, etc. (not only students) count toward school participation if registered and checked in with their school affiliation. No school level awards will be determined by race times. 

Races offered by this event

You have 7 weeks to prepare


06 May, 2023 (Sat) - 08:00
3.1 mi
On site


Virtual race
06 May, 2023 (Sat) - 08:00
3.1 mi

Leader of the Pack 5K


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