The Joint to Sponsor 37th Run for the Roses 5K
If you haven't made plans already, then get in line to be part of the 37th annual Run for the Roses 5K, the oldest such event in the region and one in which all female finishers receive a rose. The Joint Chiropractic in North Raleigh is one of the sponsors for this great event that benefits the local veteran's community through race proceeds provided to Carolina Canines for Service (Veterans) and Team Red, White and Blue NC. Carolina Canines for Service (Veterans) is an organization which trains service dogs for people with limited mobility; Team Red, White and Blue NC is an organization with the mission to enrich the lives of America's veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.
"This is a great opportunity for the community to show their support for our local veteran's community," said Dr. Todd Wegerski of The Joint Chiropractic.
This annual race is once again being organized by the North Carolina Roadrunners Club and as one of the first races of the year has traditionally drawn between 600 and 1000 runners; in 2015 the race donated $8000 to charity and over 800 pounds of pet food to the Wake County SPCA. This event will be attractive to competitive athletes as well as to everyday runners as part of the local Second Empire Grand Prix Series and Triangle Wellness Challenge. This year's edition will also feature children's races and a co-ed pairs competition. The race will be held on Sunday, February 12, at 2 p.m., the Dorothea Dix campus in Raleigh. We hope to encourage participation in this worthy cause, and to raise awareness of the work of the two beneficiary charities.
The goal of the North Carolina Roadrunners Club in organizing the event is to raise as much money as possible for charity and grow event participation.