Glenaire 5K

Published: April 08, 2024

In the 8th year, the G5K has become an event that attracts residents, staff, community members and partnerships. This year there was a record number of 498 people registered 

The initial goal 8 years ago. as a non-profit, Presbyterian-affiliated organization, Glenaire had never asked a resident to leave the community simply because they have outlived their resources. In its 30 years, Glenaire has provided over $5 million in financial assistance. In, 2024, we expect to provide over $600,000.00 in scholarship funds. 100% of race proceeds will support this cause.

Participants include residents, staff, residents of the future, as well as members from the other Brightspire sister communities, and community members from all over. “The Glenaire 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run is not just a Glenaire event, but a community event. It’s a family friendly event where children 12 and under can race at no cost,” states Carolyn Rice, Wellness Director.  “We also give discounts to our staff members to make it easy for them to attend on a budget. The race shows that Glenaire is vibrant and active. The community at large is always so impressed by not only how friendly Glenaire residents are, but also how much they can accomplish! We are proud to show off our Glenaire community and this is a perfect opportunity. We are also grateful for all the volunteers that make this race happen.”
On race day, the 5K starts at 9:00am and the 1 Mile Fun Run starts at 9:05am. The course is a fast and rolling course through the neighborhoods near downtown Cary. It takes a short tour on the Higgins Greenway. It starts and finishes on the parking deck. This course is certified by USA Track & Field. There is an awards ceremony and a party with food and music, after the race concludes.

Please enjoy photos from the 2024 8th Annual GK5K.

P.S. Registration for the 2025 race is already being planned. SAVE THE DATE for our 9th Annual G5K and 1 Mile Fun Run. Registration opens January 1, 2025. (Stay tuned on our website and on the Glenaire Facebook page for further information) 

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