132-mile relay from Raleigh highlights Inaugural Historic Wilmington Race for the Cure®
Runners depart Raleigh on February 28, at 9 a.m., 133 Fayetteville Street
Runners arrive in Wilmington on March 1, 12 noon, intersection of Second and Market Streets
Raleigh, NC Feb. 20, 2013 – In anticipation for the Inaugural Wilmington Race for the Cure®, four teams of runners will participate in the RunRaleigh Relay to Wilmington on February 28. The 132-mile route begins in Raleigh at the offices of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate at 133 Fayetteville Street and ends in Wilmington at the intersection of 2nd and Market Streets.
The teams participating in the relay are the North Carolina Road Runners (NCRC), Savage Crew (N.C. State graduate students), Wake Forest Area Runners (WFAR) and RunRaleigh Races. The groups will depart Raleigh at 9 a.m on Thursday, February 28, projecting a run time of 27 hours and arriving on Friday March 1st, at 12 noon.
Captain Linda Jackson, a retired Raleigh Police Officer and breast cancer survivor, will drive an RV alongside the runners. Police escorts will be provided in Raleigh and throughout Wake County. Various Sheriff’s departments will also assist the runners along the route in each of the different counties.
The goals of the Raleigh – Wilmington relay are to increase breast cancer awareness, highlight the Inaugural Historic Wilmington Race for the Cure, and promote healthy lifestyles. Prior to the 2012 Triangle Race for the Cure, a group of runners from Carolina Beach successfully ran a similar route to Raleigh.
New Jersey Man, 79, will run his 224th Race for the Cure in Wilmington
Mark Goldstein of Randolph, New Jersey, will be running his 224th Race for the
“I plan my days, months, and years around the opportunity to run in as many Races as I can,” Goldstein said.
Goldstein was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 55 and started participating in Races in 1992. In 2005, he was awarded the Suzy Komen Award at the National Distance Running Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
Historic Wilmington Race for the Cure will be held Saturday, March 2. For information, registration, accommodations visit www.komennctc.org.