North East Wake Backpack Buddies and other Wake Forest and Wakefield area Backpack Buddy programs.
On Saturday, September 15, 2012, the 4th annual Buddy Run and food drive will bring our friends and neighbors together to help feed children right here in our community!
Our race features a 3.1-mile run through Heritage Wake Forest, in addition to 2-mile Roller Run (for scooters and skates), a 1-mile family walk and a 50’ish yard itty-bitty-buddy-dash.
In collaboration with the North East Wake Backpack Buddies, Wake Forest Elementary School, and Wake Forest Presbyterian Church, proceeds from this event are divided among the Rolesville, Wake Forest, and Wakefield Backpack Buddy and Track Out Tummy programs. Together over 200 children are fed!
Heritage Wake Forest, Wake Forest, NC 27587
50’ish meter Itty Bitty Buddy Dash for runners 6 and under
1-mile Family Walk (untimed)
2-mile Roller Run for roller skaters, bladers, boarders and scooter-ers of all ages (no bikes please)
3.1 chip-timed course through Heritage Wake Forest
Race-weekend food drive
A morning of fun, fitness, friends, family and feeding hungry children in our schools
It is our hope that we will be able to donate 100% of our entry fees directly to the local Backpack Buddies programs!
Buddy Run 5k Pricing:
The last day to register online for the Buddy Run 5k is Tuesday, September 11, 2012. On-site registration may be available if this event is not full, but your best bet is to register online.
Buddy Run 2-Mile Roller Run & 1-Mile Family Walk Pricing:
The last day to register online for the Buddy Run 2-Mile Roller Run & 1-Mile Family Walk is Tuesday, September 11, 2012. On-site registration may be available if this event is not full, but your best bet is to register online.
Race Day Information
We will have a donation truck setup on race day and are asking people to bring a pre-packaged, easy-to-open, non-perishable food item that is appropriate and healthy for small children. This is a great way to get kids involved in community service. Let them pick out their favorite (healthy) food item and give that to a child who is truly hungry!
Parking is available at the Harris Teeter parking lot on Rogers Road and Heritage Lakes Drive. If you live in Heritage Wake Forest please try to walk or ride your bike to this event and save parking for those traveling to our neighborhood.
Race day timeline
· 7:00 am Packet pickup & food drive begin
· 8:00 am 2-mile Roller Run
· 8:05 am 1-mile Family Walk
· 8:30 am 3.1 chip-timed run
· 9:30 am Awards
Packet Pickup will be Thursday, September 13th at the Factory in conjunction with the WFAR weekly run, Friday, September 14th from 4-7pm at the race site, or Saturday, September 15th from 7-8am at the race site.
Top 3 Overall Male/Female
Top 3 Age Groups
- 8 and under
Contact Rebecca Warriner at Rebecca@MilesIntoSmiles.com for questions or click the Volunteer button to register as a volunteer and we will contact you 2 weeks before the race.
Refund, Transfer and Weather Policy
No refunds are available for this race!