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Raleigh, Greensboro runners win St. Patty's 8K titles

Sarah Hogan, 26, of Raleigh ran to the women's title and Nick Liversedge, 27, of Greensboro was the overall winner at the third annual St. Patty's Run Green 8K road race held Saturday at Moore Square in downtown Raleigh.

Raleigh marathon opens registration and reveals new start-finish site

Registration is under way for the fifth annual City of Oaks Marathon and Rex Healthcare Half Marathon, which will take place at 7 a.m. Nov. 6 and will feature a new start-finish location.

Competitors can register at www.cityofoaksmarathon.com for the 26.2-mile marathon and the 13.1-mile half marathon.

The new start and finish line will be at N.C. State’s Bell Tower.

600-plus runners help raise more than $9,500 for adoption support

Runners from Raleigh and Chapel Hill took home the titles and adoption
supporters took in more than $9,500 at the 10th annual Second Empire 5K
Classic, which was run on May 2 in downtown Raleigh.

The road race and related events, which included an expo with North
Carolina-based
adoption-related organizations, are conducted by the Second Empire
Restaurant and Tavern, which released the fundraising total on Tuesday.

Proceeds
will benefit the programs and services
provided by Hopeful
Parents
, a nonprofit
organization that supports adoptive and birth families and assists
prospective parents, according to the event news release.

Potori wins men's title, Hall and McDonnell tie for women's title in Less Fork, More Foot 5K

Give this race extra credit for an extra creative name.

And, this time, give the top prize to Paul Potori.

The 46-year-old Apex runner won Sunday's fourth annual Less
Fork, More Foot 5K race after finishing second last year. He covered
the certified 5K route on the Meredith College campus in Raleigh in
17:42.

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Moore, Liming run to WakeMed Cary Distance Festival 10K victories

A beautiful day, a record turnout and a fast field dominated by Raleigh's Joseph Moore highlighted Saturday's 15th annual WakeMed Cary Distance Festival, part of the Triangle's Second Empire Grand Prix Series.

A record field of 461 runners and walkers registered for the 10K and 5K
road races, which were held under a sunny sky with no wind and a
temperature in the mid 50s, race organizer Jim Young of Young &
Associates reported.

Moore, 26, covered the USA Track and Field-certified 10K course in 31
minutes, 16 seconds.

Harden and Magee win Run for Young 5K titles

It's January, it's cold and it's still a great time for a run in the Triangle.

Speedy
Lance Harden of Apex and more than 500 other runners and walkers
ignored  subfreezing temperatures and turned out for the third annual
Run for Young 5K in downtown Raleigh on Saturday.

Harden, 22, a former Davidson College standout, won the overall title and set a course record of 15 minutes, 51 seconds.

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