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2nd Annual Fill My BackPack 5K

September 27, 2014 - Durham, NC

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The Fill My Backpack 5K is hosted by the North Carolina Central University School of Education. We invite you to run or walk while being entertained by cheering zones and music throughout the course. This will be a fun race for everyone!

Free Kid Zone for ages 4-8 while you run!!!!!!!

 

Participants are encouraged to decorate an empty backpack to wear in the race in support of our cause.

 

You may create or join a team when you register. Get all of your friends and family to run with you!

 

The 5K race starts at the North Carolina Central University's Alfonso Elder Student Union at 1801 Fayetteville St in Durham.

 

The event benefits the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Backpack Buddies Program in Durham, NC. Each week during the school year, the program supplies more than 470 Durham County school-age children with backpacks of food for the weekend. Each backpack contains six balanced meals and two snacks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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EVENT INFORMATION
Start Date: Sep 27, 2014 9:00 am
End Date: Sep 27, 2014
Activity: Running
URL: http://www.nccu.edu/soe/index.cfm
Location: Alfonso Elder Student Union-North Carolina Central University
1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707
Price: Early Bird registration is available until August 31, 2014.
Distance: 5K (Running/Walking)
Description:

The Fill My Backpack 5K is hosted by the North Carolina Central University School of Education.

The 5K race starts at the North Carolina Central University's Alfonso Elder Student Union at 1801 Fayetteville Rd in Durham.

Participants are encouraged to decorate an empty backpack to wear in the race in support of our cause.

You may create or join a team when you register. Get all of your friends and family to run with you!

Event Highlights:

Get warmed up with a DJ and get some tips at the First Time Runners’ Station during kick-off right before the race.

During the race, participants will be able to run/walk with a self-decorated backpack and pass 12 cheering stations (every quarter mile) ran by surrounding schools, campus and community organizations. You will be cheered on to the finish line with posters, encouraging words, bubbles, music, and more!

Participants will receive a souvenir backpack while available.

Schedule of Events:

Advanced Check-In: Friday, 9/26 from 4-7pm at Omega Sports, Renaissance at South Point, 8200 Renaissance Pkwy, Durham.

Race Day 9/27:

  • 8 am: Registration/Check-In starts at the NCCU-Alfonso Elder Student Union (Intersection of Fayetteville Street and Nelson Street)
  • 8:30 am: First time runners station tips
  • 9 am: 5K Race Start
  • 10 am: Awards
Timing & Awards:

The race will be timed by Precision Race. Your race time will be available at the touch-screen Results Kiosk in the Results tent.

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • Most creative backpack (wear an empty backpack that you decorate)
  • Biggest team
  • Best dressed team

Top Overall Male and Female receive an award

Top Male/Female Finisher in each age group receive an award (Age groups: 12 & Under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+)

Beneficiary:

North Carolina Central University School of Education is the host sponsor of the 2nd Annual Fill My BackPack 5K Run/Walk. This fun event helps the Inter-faith Food Shuttle BackPack Buddies Program fill over 470 backpacks with food for children to eat over the weekend and deliver to schools in Durham County. We are striving for 500 Participants (Runners/Walkers) and 100 volunteers with a goal of raising $10,000 to donate to this cause.

“As educators and future educators, we are striving now more than ever to partner with our surrounding communities to bring about the change we all want to see. This event is an extension of our community engagement and service to local public schools. The NCCU School of Education is committed to assist in this cause.”



EVENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Contact: Cheresa Clemons
Contact E-mail: cclemons@nccu.edu
Contact Phone: 9195307842
Timing Company Name: Precision Race, LLC
Timing Company Email: info@precisionrace.com

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