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Blue 5k with the Carolina Hurricanes Set for Sept. 8

by Ken Preston / Carolina Hurricanes
RALEIGH, NC – Doug Warf, Vice President of Marketing and Executive Director of the Kids ‘N Community Foundation, today announced that the inaugural Blue 5k with the Carolina Hurricanes, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and assisted by Raleigh Orthopaedic, will take place at PNC Arena on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. The race is part of the Blue 5k Race Series, and all proceeds will benefit the Kids N’ Community Foundation.

The event will include a 5k race around PNC Arena and surrounding areas, 100- and 200-yard kids’ dashes, multiple inflatables, and appearances by Hurricanes mascot Stormy and the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad. Members of the Carolina Hurricanes as well as the team’s staff and alumni are scheduled to participate. A pancake breakfast for all participants will follow the 5k race.

To register, please visit, click on “Running Events” and then click on Blue 5k with the Carolina Hurricanes. Registration cost for the 5k is $25 until Aug. 28 ($30 after), and participants are encouraged to register prior to Aug. 28 to guarantee their shirt size. Registration for the 100- and 200-yard kids’ dashes is $10 and includes a t-shirt.

The Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation provides much needed funding to children’s charities and education programs throughout North Carolina. The Foundation has funded scholarship programs, youth hockey, educational and literacy efforts, children’s health programs, the arts and other children’s related initiatives. Annually, the Foundation provides cash and in-kind contributions of more than $1 million to charitable and educational programs in North Carolina. Every member of the Hurricanes organization is actively involved in community activities and the Hurricanes take great pride in the ability to have a positive impact in our state.

For further details on the race event, please visit this page. Visit for more information on the Kids ‘N Community Foundation.

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