The 11th annual Run For Young includes a USATF Certified, flat out-and-back 5K course in downtown Raleigh with live music along the way.
Planned and managed by Christ Church youth, Triangle community members of all ages are invited to run or walk the route down Edenton and Hillsboro
ugh Streets, and strollers are welcome. Run
For Young has been chosen as the first of the 2018 Triangle Race Series.
The race honors the memory of Sadiki Young, a Christ Church member and acolyte, who was a senior at Wakefield High School when he died as the passenger in an alcohol-related accident in 2007.
In 2008 the Run for Young was founded by Christ Church youth as a way to both honor the memory of Sadiki and raise awareness of safe driving methods for local teens. Today, a percentage of the proceeds goes to local high schools with high participation numbers in the race for safe driving education programs. The remainder goes to the Christ Church Youth Ministry Endowment Fund, which grants funds and scholarships to Christ Church youth and young adults for community projects, events, and retreats.