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Leader of the Pack 5K & Fun Run

Join us in celebration of the 11th Annual Leader of the Pack 5K & Fun Run – Saturday May 18th at the McNair Stadium in Forest City, NC. Hosted by the Rutherford County Schools Education Foundation the 5K run/walk and Free 1/2 mile Fun Run is a benefit for the RCSEF initiatives. 

**If you sign up after 5/01/2020 you will not be guaranteed a shirt on Race Day. You can still log in your shirt size, however, as we may have some left over after the race.**
Registration info:
Until May 15th: Adults: $20, Students [Age 18 & under]: $15
Race Day May 16th: Adults: $25, Students [Age 18 & under]: $15

Special pricing:

  • 5K Family Four Pack >> Four (4) runners for a $60 flat rate.  [To qualify – the four (4) runners must be signed up with the same registration/payment. This discount will end on May 15th and will not be available on Race Day]

Packet Pick Up & Onsite Registration:
Friday – May 15th 3:00-6:00pm at Cool Springs Admin Offices – 382 W. Main St. Forest City
Saturday – May 16th 6:00-7:30am at McNair Stadium – McNair Dr. Forest City
START: 8:00am

Top Overall Male/Female (1st, 2nd, & 3rd) 
Top Master Male/Female (1st & 2nd) 
Age Group Awards (1st, 2nd,& 3rd)  Male/Female in the following age groups: 
0-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

School participation awards
Trophies will be  awarded to the elementary, middle and high schools with the highest participation – School participation is based on runners present and checked in on the day of the race. Family members, staff, community members, etc. (not only students) count toward school participation if registered and checked in with their school affiliation. No school level awards will be determined by race times. 

Community Cup Challenge
RCS Education Foundation invites – no, CHALLENGES – local business and organizations to see who can get the biggest group to register for Leader of the Pack 5K! The largest group will be awarded the Community Cup – a golden runner trophy display proudly – during the awards ceremony immediately following the 5k. Timing will NOT be a factor in the awarding of the Community Cup. Recruit coworkers, challenge other organizations on social media, and have fun supporting our children and their education! [Please do not create a Group for you School – we have that covered.]

The Leader of the Pack 5K is part of the Rutherford Outdoor Coalition – Rutherford Race Series