A threat of rain failed to keep more than 600 runners and walkers from
turning out for the 28th annual Run for the Oaks on Saturday in
The race is put on by the Raleigh
Parks and Recreation Department to raise money to plant oak trees in
the city known as the “City of Oaks.”
N.C. State junior Srini Iyer, 20, of Raleigh covered the 5K
route in 15:59, reported race organizer Jim Young of Young & Associates. Kimberly Bowler, 39, of Raleigh led the women with a 19:27 finish.