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Run In The New Year

Dec 27, 2011

So what is your New Year's Resolution? Is it once again to become a more active and become that healthy person you have always wanted to be? Well we have a solution for you to get on the right track. We here at Fitness Together-Cary will be running in this year's Run into the New Year. It is a great race that will help push you in the right direction for 2012! Listed below for you is the details of the race. We will be having around 5 to 6 of our clients there and would love to see this race grow to over 150 runners. So put down those empty carbs for a night and have cardio some fun!
Date

Start: Saturday, January 1, 2011

Address

Triangle Aquatic Center
275 Convention Drive Cary, NC

Registration Closing Date

Thursday, December 30, 2010 @ 11:59 PM PST

Background

Those who have been around the local running scene for a while will recall the popular R.I.T.N.Y. (pronounced WRIT-knee) 5K put on by the Cary YMCA. The race started right at midnight on New Year’s Eve. (For the uninformed, R.I.T.N.Y.stands for Run in the New Year).Later, the Y moved the race to the second Saturday in January and ran the event at Lake Crabtree. But it just wasn’t the same as running at the stroke of midnight, so after a few years, the race was discontinued.

Last year's results

In 2010 the race was resurrected and over 100 runners and walkers showed up to celebrate its return. Mark Hallen was the first celebrant to finish completing the 5K course in 17:28. Anne McVeigh won the women’s title in 23:04.

Entry Fees/T-Shirts

The entry fee for the 5K is $20 (increasing to $25 after on race day). For the mile, the fee is $`15 with no late fee. T-shirts are guaranteed to all those registered by the 30th.

Awards

In the 5K awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each of the following age divisions (both sexes): 12-under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60-over.

Miracle League of the Triangle

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Miracle League of the Triangle which provides opportunities to all children with special needs to play baseball regardless of their abilities. For more information on the Miracle League, go to www.miracleleagueofthetriangle.com.

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