Wake Tech Road Scholars 5K
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Northern Wake Campus
6600 Louisburg Road, Raleigh
A Fundraising Event for Student Scholarships
Last year, more than 300 walkers and runners registered to participate in the inaugural Wake Tech Road Scholars 5K Run and Walk to raise money for student scholarships at Wake Tech. We raised $13,000 for student scholarships! The Wake Tech Foundation is grateful for the additional help that we can provide to students as they pursue their education. This year, we will add a 1-mile fun run to the race! The events will take place on Saturday, March 15th, and if you register by March 2nd, you are guaranteed an awesome Technical T-Shirt!”
The top three male & female runners in each of the following age categories will be given a medal.
- 12 & Under
- Age 13-19
- Age 20-29
- Age 30-39
- Age 40-49
- Age 50-59
- Age 60+
This year's 5K runners can also be part of a team, so please include your team name upon registration.
Team awards will include:
- SPEED: Fastest Team (combining the top four runner’s times)
- SIZE: Biggest Team (most members)
- HEART: Team with most school spirit for Wake Tech
- ARTIST: Most Creative Team (judged by costumes or team name)
The Inaugural Wake Tech Road Scholars 5K Run and Walk
First place for the men went to Jim Stephens of Wake Forest, who finished the race in 18 minutes, 30 seconds. The fastest woman to finish was Rachel Vidrine of Cary, who finished in 25 minutes, 27 seconds. The youngest male to finish was 13-year old Tyler Garretson of Fuquay-Varina, who completed the course in 24 minutes, 13 seconds. The youngest girl was ten-year old Alita Buck of Cary, who had an impressive time of 30 minutes, 5 seconds. In the oldest age group, 6
8-year old Edward Bigler of Raleigh completed the race in 29 minutes, 32 seconds, while 65-year old Susan Hatch of Raleigh completed the race in 41 minutes, 47 seconds.
Rex Healthcare was the platinum sponsor for the event. See complete list of sponsors below. The official Road Scholars 5K logo was designed by Wake Tech student Christopher Parker. Hope you join us this year!
Proceeds from the event benefit the student scholarship fund of the Wake Tech Foundation.