Now in its 11th year, this race had over 400 entrants last year. Omar Wiggan won the 5K race in 18:38, while Colleen McCarthy was the top female with a 20:55 clocking.
Betty Geiger holds the women’s course mark of 18:25 set in 2011. Ronald Kwrwi set the course record for the men when he ran 16:20 in 2012.
The North Hills 5K is also the 9th event in the Second Empire 2017 Grand Prix Series. Runners who participate in these races accumulate points and are awarded money and prizes at an awards banquet held at the Second Empire Restaurant at the conclusion of the Series.
Proceeds from the race will go to the support of the Back Pack buddy program through North Raleigh Ministries. North Raleigh Ministries mission is to meet the needs of families and individuals with emergency situations who live in North Raleigh.