Ella’s Race ~ 5K & 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run Saturday March 18th!


Are you looking for a 5K , 10K or 1 mile fun run and want to support a great cause in the process? Well lace up your running shoes for Ella’s Race on Saturday March 18th. The race is hosted by Chick-fil-A Capital Crossing and Falls Village in North Raleigh and benefits The Cure Starts Now and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to help pediatric research, aid, and support efforts for children with brain cancer & tumors.

The 5K and 10K race will include:

  • ChronoTrack Chip Timing
  • USATF Certified Course (course map)
  • Dri-fit Shirts
  • Age Group Awards
  • Chick-fil-A Food Products at Finish Line
  • Chance to win Chick-fil-A Prizes!

The 1 mile Fun Run includes:

  • Dri-fit Shirt
  • Overall Awards

The 10K and 5K Race start at 8am and 8:10am respectively. The 1 mile fun run is at 9:00am. The course will take you through some of the nearby neighborhoods in beautiful North Raleigh. Directly beside the finish line of the race will be a FREE Family FunZone for children under 12 years of age. The Family FunZone will be open from 7:00-10:00AM on event day and will be filled with free activities and inflatables!

Ella’s Story
Ella was diagnosed April 29, 2008 with a Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. This is a rare, aggressive, non-operable tumor located in the pons area of the brainstem. The prognosis for this type of tumor is extremely grim. There is no cure, no known effective treatment except for radiation-which, for some, provides only temporary relief of the symptoms.  Ella lost her brave battle on Wednesday, February 8th while at home with her family.

How can you help
Run. Donate. Support. Proceeds of the Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series of Raleigh help organizations fight for children like Ella. Ella’s supporters believe in the work that The Cure Starts Now and the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation do. They are partnering to make this race a reality and to save children diagnosed with cancer and brain tumors.

Chance to win FREE Race Registration!
Thanks to my friends at Chic-fil-A I have one FREE 5K  race registration to give away to Triangle Explorer readers! To enter the giveaway just leave a comment below sharing why you like to run. You can also earn additional entries into the drawing by sharing a link to this post about Ella’s Race on Twitter and/or facebook. Be sure to tag me @Trianglexplorer and use the hashtag #EllasRace so I can see you have shared the link. I will select the lucky winner randomly on Wednesday March 8th and notify them by email with the promotional code. Thank you for helping spread the word about this wonderful cause!

Ella’s Race 2017
When: Saturday March 18, 2017 at 8:00am
Where: Chick-fil-A at Falls Village – 6701 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC
For more information about Ella’s Race and to register visit

ChickfilA Race Series 1


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2 responses to “Ella’s Race ~ 5K & 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run Saturday March 18th!

  1. Call me biased on this race, but this race is awesome. It was two years ago (3 at this race) that I ran this as my first 5K as a runner. So it would be really neat to come back again and see how well I have progressed.

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