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The seventh annual Canes 5k presented by UNC REX Healthcare and assisted by Raleigh Orthopaedic will take place at PNC Arena on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 9:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the Carolina Hurricanes Foundation.

Race registration includes a ticket to a pre-selected 2019-20 Hurricanes home game, commemorative t-shirt, customized race bib, post-race breakfast, and a chance to win raffle prizes! Participants 21 years and older will receive a complimentary beer after the race.

The event includes a 5k race around PNC Arena and surrounding areas, 100- and 200-yard Caniac Kids Dashes, multiple inflatables, and appearances by Stormy and the Pepsi Storm Squad. Hurricanes players, staff and alumni are also scheduled to participate.

Pricing Information

  • Canes 5k: $45 (price through July 15)
    • Full-STM discounted price: $35
  • Canes 5k: $50 (price between July 15 and noon on Sept. 3)
    • Full-STM discounted price: $40
  • Day-of-race registration: $50
    • Full-STM discounted price: $50
  • 100-Yard Caniac Kids Dash (ages 6 and under): $15
  • 200-Yard Caniac Kids Dash (ages 7-10): $15

Online registration will close at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Day-of-race registrations will be accepted at PNC Arena during packet pick-up on Wednesday, Sept. 4, Thursday, Sept. 5, and Friday, Sept. 6, (specific times below) as well as the morning of the race on Sept. 8 starting at 8 a.m. next to the PNC Arena box office.

Pre-race Packet Pick-up

  • Wednesday, Sept. 4: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 5: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
  • Friday, Sept. 6: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

To guarantee your t-shirt size and customized bib, you must register no later than Monday, Aug. 19. We will strive to have extra shirts available, but we will not guarantee your correct size. If we should run out of shirts on race day, we will not be able to reorder.

Each 5k participant (excludes Caniac Kids Dash participants) will receive one upper-level ticket to a 2019-20 Hurricanes home game listed below. Full Season Ticket Members have the opportunity to pay a discounted price for the Canes 5k if they do not wish to receive the ticket. Upgrades to lower-level seats and the option to purchase additional tickets is available.

Tickets can be redeemed here.

  • Thursday, Oct. 3 vs. Montreal Canadiens - OPENING NIGHT!*
  • Sunday, Oct. 6 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
  • Friday, Oct. 11 vs. New York Islanders
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29 vs. Calgary Flames
  • Saturday, Nov. 2 vs. New Jersey Devils
  • Thursday, Nov. 21 vs. Philadelphia Flyers

*Very limited availability

Practice Runs

Practice runs will be hosted at PNC Arena leading up to the Canes 5k during the summer, giving registered or interested participants the opportunity to run the course and get a feel for race day.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. (RESCHEDULED: Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m.)

Race Day Schedule

  • 8 a.m. - Registration and packet pick-up inside PNC Arena on the main concourse behind the box office
  • 9:15 a.m. - Pre-race ceremony and introduction of Hurricanes players
  • 9:30 a.m. - Canes 5k
  • 10 a.m. - Post-race breakfast for all participants, compliments of the Hurricanes and PNC Arena
  • 10:30 a.m. - 100-Yard and 200-Yard Caniac Kids Dashes
  • 10:35 a.m. - Award ceremony and drawing for raffle prizes

Race Awards and Prizes

Awards and prizes will be presented to the top three overall male and female runners and the top male and female runner from each age group. Overall winners are not eligible for age group awards. Race winners will be determined by gun time.

Overall Winners

  • Overall winner will receive two (2) 11-game plans for the 2019-20 season and an award
  • The top three (3) overall male & female runners will receive:
    • 1st place (male/female) - four tickets to a mutually-agreed upon game & a team-signed jersey
    • 2nd place (male/female) - two tickets to a mutually-agreed upon game & a team-signed hockey stick
    • 3rd place (male/female) - two tickets to a mutually-agreed upon game & a signed puck

Age Group Winners

The top overall male and female runners from each age group below will receive an award. Overall winners from the above category are not eligible for age group awards.

  • 19 and under
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60 and over

Team Fundraising Prizes

Participants can create or join teams to fundraise in support of the Hurricanes Foundation. Teams can be created and joined when registering for the Canes 5k or through the "My Fundraising Page" on the Canes 5k registration website. The top overall fundraising team will win a 12-person suite for a mutually agreed upon game.

Individual Fundraising Prizes

The top overall individual fundraiser will win a Hurricanes prize pack, which includes a team-signed jersey, a player-signed replica hockey stick and a player-signed puck.