The event will start off with the 5k Run and Walk beginning at Boxyard RTP. The mostly flat, out and back course is great for all abilities and will give you the chance to see and cheer on team members during the race. 


After you cross the finish line, it’s time for the best team meeting of the year, the Post-Race party

  • Featuring music, an awards ceremony, and more, the post-race party will keep the fun flowing, and create the a perfect place to celebrate, bond, and swap stories with your colleagues. 
  • Love a little friendly competition? Check out the scoring system which will be used on race day to award the top teams.


Are you a team captain? Consider adding on hospitality options!

Closer to race day, team captains will have the option to enhance their team’s post-race party with the following options: 

  • Catering
  • Tents
  • More!

 About the Boxyard RTP:

  • Boxyard RTP in the heart of the RTP that houses dining and shopping vendors and has a great space for outdoor gatherings. It’s an ideal location for the post-race party! 


The 9 to 5k Challenge takes place right in the heart of the RTP, with a start and finish line in the parking lot of Boxyard RTP!

8:00 AM: Saturday, September 21

Recommended Arrival Time

Runners should arrive by 8:00 AM to leave ample time to find a parking spot and take care of any pre-race needs.

Starting Line: 900 Park Offices Dr, Research Triangle Park, NC

9:00 AM: Saturday, September 21

Race Begins

10:30 AM: Saturday, September 21

Overall Awards Announced on the Main Stage

Age Group award winners can pick up their awards after the race. The award location will be shared closer to race day!

12:00 PM: Saturday, September 21

Finish Line Closes

Finish Line: 900 Park Offices Dr, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Race day timeline is subject to change. Participants will be notified of any changes via email.

9 to 5k Course Map