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The fifth annual Canes 5k presented by UNC REX Healthcare and assisted by Raleigh Orthopaedic will take place at PNC Arena on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. The event includes a 5k race, 100- and 200-yard kids dashes, multiple inflatables, and appearances by the Carolina Hurricanes, team staff, alumni, Stormy and the Pepsi Storm Squad.

Race registration includes:

  • Ticket voucher for a pre-selected 2017-18 Hurricanes home game
  • Commemorative t-shirt
  • Customized race bib
  • Post-race breakfast
  • Chance to win raffle prizes

All proceeds will benefit the Carolina Hurricanes Kids 'N Community Foundation, which provides much-needed funding to children's charities and education programs throughout North Carolina. In the 2016-17 season, the Kids 'N Community Foundation donated $560,000 to 29 different North Carolina children's charitable organizations, bringing the team and Foundation's donation total to $14 million in cash and in-kind services since 1997.

Canes 5k Pricing

  • Through July 17: $45
    • Full STM discounted price: $35
  • July 18-Sept. 4 & day-of-race registration: $50
    • Full-STM discounted price: $40

After Sept. 4, participants can register at PNC Arena during packet pick-ups (Sept. 7: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sept. 8: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.) and day of race starting at 7:30 a.m.

Caniac Kids Dash Pricing

  • 100-Yard Caniac Kids Dash (ages 6 and under): $15 
  • 200-Yard Caniac Kids Dash (ages 7-10): $15

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 voucher. Flex Plan Season Ticket Members will have to pay the regular Canes 5k price.

Each 5k participant (excludes Caniac Kids Dash participants) will receive a ticket voucher that can be redeemed for one upper-level ticket for a pre-selected Hurricanes home game. Upgrades to lower-level seats will be available for a small fee, and additional tickets at a special rate will also be available (pricing TBD). Vouchers will be included in the race packet.

To guarantee your shirt size and customized bib, you must register no later than Monday, Aug. 28. We will strive to have extra shirts available, but we cannot guarantee your correct size.

Canes 5k Race Map

If you aren't ready to take on the full course but still want to be a part of the day and support the Kids 'N Community Foundation, we invite fans to sign up and walk or run the first portion of the course (one-mile loop around PNC Arena).

Race Day Schedule

  • 7:30 a.m.: Registration and packet pick-up inside PNC Arena next to the box office
  • 8:45 a.m.: Pre-race ceremony and introduction of Carolina Hurricanes players
  • 9:00 a.m.: Canes 5k
  • 9:30 a.m.: Post-race breakfast for all participants, compliments of the Carolina Hurricanes and PNC Arena
  • 10:00 a.m.: 100-Yard and 200-Yard Caniac Kids Dash
  • 10:05 a.m.: Award ceremony and drawing for participant enter-to-wins

Packet Pick-Up

  • Thursday, Sept. 7: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 8: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.

Packet pick-up will take place on the PNC Arena concourse behind the box office. Runners can also pick up their packets starting at 7:30 a.m. on race day.

Practice Runs

Three practice runs will be held at PNC Arena beginning in May leading up to the Canes 5k.

  • Monday, May 22 at 7 p.m., feat. special guest Bill Burniston
  • Wednesday, June 21 at 7 p.m., feat. special guest Doug Bennett
  • Tuesday, August 22 at 7 p.m., feat. special guest Brian Maddox

Runners will meet on the PNC Arena's South Plaza, and water will be provided to all attendees. You do not have to be registered for the Canes 5k to participate in the practice run! This is an open event for new runners, experienced runners, friends and family. All attendees will be required to sign a waiver on the day of the run.

Race Awards and Prizes

  • The overall winner of the race will receive two 11-game plans for the 2017-18 season and an award
  • Top three (3) overall (male/female) 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 stick
    • 3rd place (male/female): two tickets to a mutually agreed upon game & a signed puck
  • Top overall (male and female) from the following age groups will receive an award (winners from the above categories are not eligible for age group awards):
    • 19 and under
    • 20-29 (male and female)
    • 30-39 (male and female)
    • 40-49 (male and female)
    • 50-59 (male and female)
    • 60 and above (male and female)

Team Fundraising Prizes

Teams can be created and joined when registering for the Canes 5k or through the "My Fundraising Page" on the Canes 5k RaceReach website.

  • 1st Place: a 10-person suite for a mutually agreed upon game

Individual Fundraising Prizes 

  • 1st Place: a Carolina Hurricanes prize pack including a team-signed jersey, player-signed replica hockey stick and player-signed puck