Research Triangle 5k

Event Location:

Wake Med Soccer Park-Cary, North Carolina
The address is: 201 Soccer Park Drive Cary, NC 27511

Event Date:

Thursday eve May 3rd 2018

Event Times:

5:00-6:30: Team packet pick-up, race night registration, company gathering
6:30-7:30: 5k run/walk
7:30-9:30: Post-race party & awards

2017 Testimonials:

“Thank you very much. Our team at Pennoni had a great time at the run and we look forward to coming again next year. You guys did a great job with the event.”
Timothy Smith-Pennoni

“Thanks for your help and in organizing such a fun event. Our team had a great time.”
Katie Cocker-Stantec

Event Sponsors:

coming soon

Event Charity:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) North Carolina chapter

Event Staging:

The pre-race activities (packet and t-shirt pick-up, race night registration, company gathering etc) will take place on the big grass field located next to Parking Lot D and in front of Field #6. The post-race party featuring food, beer and music will be staged there as well. We will have plenty of banquet tables and chairs set up for comfortable seating for all.

Race Course:

The 5k run/walk will take place on the scenic and beautiful cross country course
located entirely within Wake Med Soccer Park. It’s a nationally known course that has played host to the ACC cross country championships. The start/finish line is right by the event staging and party area. The packed gravel course is wide and extremely well maintained.

Party & Catering:

Backyard Bistro will be in charge of all food and beverage operations for the night. Food can be purchased by either pre-buying food vouchers (menu to be available soon) or simply buying a la carte on race night at the race night food court. Barbeque, burgers and more will be available for sale. We will be providing all participants with a free domestic beer as part of their registration fee. Additional beers can be purchased at the on-site beer truck. Our DJ will be playing music from event start to finish. Our photographer will be taking team and individual photos which are free for all. Awards at 8-8:15 for the fastest teams and individuals.


Plenty of parking will be available at Parking Lot D which is located right next to the staging area.

Registration Fee:


On-Line Registration Deadline:

Friday April 27th at 5pm

Team Payment Deadline:

Tuesday May 1st at 5 pm

Race Day Registration:

Any team member who missed the on-line registration deadline can show up on race night and join his or her team as a race night registrant. All others can also register on race night. All race night entrants unaffiliated with a team can sign up as a guest of the Corporate FunRun team, thus, all runners are welcome. T-shirts are not guaranteed to race night registrants.

Team Referrals:

We love and greatly appreciate team referrals. Provide us with the contact name at a prospective company and get a $50 gift card if they register.


Event sponsorship is a great way to increase your company’s brand exposure, cultivate relationships with some of the area’s leading companies and connect with our very well-educated participants–all of whom work and live locally. Call or e-mail for a customized proposal.