The Great Cape Escape

Elon, NC

great cape escape 5k 10k 15k september 21 2019 burlington nc

5TH ANNUAL GREAT CAPE ESCAPE

A superhero-themed, USATF-certified 5K/10K and 15K superhero run on the beautiful campus of Elon University.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

8:00AM 5K START TIME

8:40AM 10K START TIME

7:00 AM REGISTRATION OPENS

Advanced Check-In will be held on Friday 9/20 3-7 pm at Omega Sports, 1451 University Dr, Burlington, NC 27215

ELON UNIVERSITY | ELON, NC

RACE BENEFITING OPEN DOOR CLINIC OF ALAMANCE COUNTY

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AWARDS & SWAG
ALL WHO FINISH WILL RECEIVE THE CUSTOM FINISHERS MEDAL (PICTURED LEFT)

ALL 15K SUPERHERO CHALLENGE RUNNERS WILL RECEIVE THE SUPERHERO CHALLENGE MEDAL (PICTURED RIGHT)


2018 great cape escape medals
Pictured above are the medals from 2018. This year’s medals are subject to change and will be posted here when the designs are released.


MORE SWAG:

COMPLIMENTARY RACE PHOTO

FREE SWAG AT THE EXPO

PRIZES FOR AGE GROUP WINNERS OF 5K, 10K, AND 15K SUPERHERO CHALLENGE

COSTUME CONTEST WITH PRIZES

T-SHIRT (OPTIONAL, $10)

Celebrating it's 5th year, the Great Cape Escape Superhero Challenge has become one of the most exciting and family-friendly races in Alamance County. Costumed superhero-runners complete the 5K, 10K or NEW 15K Superhero Challenge (both races combined) through the picturesque campus of Elon University. Every finisher receives a custom Finisher's Medal, race photo and swag from our sponsors at the expo. And don't forget about the costume prizes and race medals for each age group!

100% of the profits from The Great Cape Escape go to The Open Door Clinic of Alamance County, which provides quality healthcare for the uninsured. The clinic treats over 500 patients yearly and offers “free health care services with dignity, professionalism, and concern for the uninsured and indigent residents of Alamance County.” You can make an incredible difference by running, sponsoring, or making a donation!

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great cape escape racers smiling and clapping

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

  • What do I wear? Dress Like the Superhero You Are. Aside from the fact that dressing like a hero is fun and awesome, your costume makes others ask "Hey... why are all these runners dressed that way?", and the story of Open Door Clinic gets told again and again. More awareness means more support for Open Door. Plus, it means you are eligible to be considered for the "Best Costume" award (see "Prizes" for more information on how to qualify)

  • Can I volunteer? Yes! Join our super hero alliance! We're looking for volunteers to help make The Great Cape Escape a huge success. Contact us at greatcapeescape@gmail.com letting us know you'd like to volunteer.

  • What’s the Race Expo? It’s a place to get free stuff from our sponsors, including: Superhero photo booth, physical therapy stretch-outs, water and snacks, post-run yoga, kids activities, and more!

AWARDS & PRIZES

AWARDED AT ~9:45AM FOR COSTUMES, ~9:55 FOR THE 5K, ~10:10 AM FOR THE 10K AND SUPERHERO CHALLENGE

1. Race Medals: All runners who finish the 5K or 10K will receive the custom Finishers Medal. All 15K Superhero Challenge runners will receive the Superhero Challenge Medal.                   

2. Race Prizes: Prizes are awarded to the 1st/2nd/3rd place male and female runners in each age group for the 5K, 10K, and 15K Superhero Challenge run. Age groups are as follows:  <15 years old, 15-19, 20- 24, 25- 29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+.

Prizes also go to the top three women and top three men for each race.

3. Costume Prizes: Dress to impress and win a prize!  The Superhero Costume Contest is open to all runners, with prizes are awarded as follows:

    • Runner up and first place for best individual costume
    • Runner up and first place for best group costume
    • Additional prizes may be given depending on the nature of the costumes.  

Many thanks to our fabulous sponsors for the prizes in these categories!

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When & Where

Sep 21, 2019

Saturday

8:00 AM

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Elon, NC

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