2nd Annual Raleigh's Finest 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run
|Saturday, June 30, 2012
Raleigh Fire Department Station 6
2601 Fairview Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27605
Event Organizer Website
Melissa Johnson and Jill Kissinger are hosting this event to honor their late husbands, Andrew “AJ” Johnson and Harry “Flip” Kissinger, who tragically lost their lives in automobile accidents, December 2008 and December 2009 respectively. AJ and Flip were dedicated firefighters with the City of Raleigh Fire Department at the time of their deaths. Both of these fine men were dedicated to the fire service.
The race starts and finishes at Raleigh Fire Station 6 located at 2601 Fairview Road in Raleigh. The runners will run south on Oberlin Road to Fire Station 5 and return by the same route. The mile starts at 8 am; the 5K begins at 8:30 am
The entry fee for the 5K is $30 up to and including June 15th and $35 thereafter up to and including race day. For the mile, the fees are $10 and $15, respectively. T-shirts are guaranteed to all those who enter by June 15th. After that date, it will be as supplies last.
In the 5K, the top three males overall, the top three females overall and the top three finishers in each of the following age groups will receive awards: (both sexes) 10-under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-over. The overall winners are also eligible for age group awards. Also each child age 12 and under who finishes either race will receive a participation ribbon.
Special Awards for First Responders
A new category has been added this year: top three overall male and female finishers who are first responders (fire, police, or EMS).
Packet Pickup/Late Registration
Pre-registered entrants can pick up their race packets and late entrants can register at Capital Run Walk located at 430 Woodburn Road in Cameron Village on Thursday, June 28 from 4-7 pm or on race day at the start/finish area beginning at 6:30 am.
The race benefits...
Profits from the event will be donated to The 200 Club of Wake County and the North Carolina Fallen Firefighter’s Foundation. The former is an organization dedicated to providing immediate financial help for the spouse and children of police officers, sheriff deputies, firemen, EMS squad members and North Carolina State Highway Patrol serving in Wake County who lose their life in the line of duty. This NCFFF is organized to lead the effort to remember NC's fallen firefighters and their families.