Rockin' in the new Year at Run For Young. The event includes a USATF Certified, flat 5K course in downtown Raleigh with live music along the way.
The 2017 Run for Young has been cancelled. This event is hosted each year in support of education teens to make good decisions for safety. The decision to cancel was based on making the safety of all participants and volunteers our top priority - and demonstrating good, safe decision making.
Today's advanced check-in time has been moved up to 3-7 pm at Omega Sports Raleigh. You may come by and pick up your race shirt - and Omega is offering a 10% discount for race participants.
See the www.RunForYoung.org website for additional details.
The 10th annual Run For Young includes a USATF Certified, flat out-and-back 5K course in downtown Raleigh with live music along the way. The committee is proud to announce the addition of a Kids’ Fun Run and block party this year.
Planned and managed by Christ Church youth, Triangle community members of all ages are invited to run or walk the route down Edenton and Hillsborough Streets, and strollers are welcome. The Kids’ Fun Run will take place at 1:40 p.m. for children ages 7 and under. Run For Young has been chosen as the first of the 2017 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.