Before competing in a 5K, it's smart to build up your endurance with weekly runs or one practice marathon the night before. Be prepared with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $17 for one timed-race registration with a bib for the Cupcake 5K Fun Run/Walk (a $35 value)
- $15 for one standard-race registration for the Cupcake 5K Fun Run/Walk (a $30 value)
The first annual event takes place on Saturday, September 14, at Credit Suisse–Research Triangle Park. Runners take to the pavement at 8:30 a.m., and walkers embark at 9 a.m. After they cross the finish line, participants celebrate by devouring cupcakes, grooving to music, and playing games. Proceeds from the race will go to assisting more than 5,000 families in crisis who receive help from Triangle Family Services each year.
Triangle Family Services
Triangle Family Services (TFS) works to strengthen its community by providing assistance to one of its most important assets: families. For some families, assistance might come in the form of safety services, such as supervised visitation sessions and enrollment in the Developing Opportunities for a Safer Environment abuser-treatment program. For others, need comes from financial instability, which the organization works to alleviate by providing consumer credit counseling services and emergency housing assistance. TFS also connects people with individual and family counseling led by licensed clinicians and psychiatrists—a service 427 families utilized in 2012.