Looking for a slightly different way to ring in the New Year?
Posted December 31, 2011
While most people will spend tonight saying goodbye to 2011 at home in front of the television watching celebrations around the country or at a party surrounded by hundreds of their closest friends, here's a slightly different gathering in Cary that just might help you start 2012 sticking to some of those New Year's Resolutions (if they happen to include exercise and charitable giving).
According to the event website, "those who have been around the local running scene for a while will recall the popular R.I.T.N.Y. (pronounced WRIT-knee) 5K put on by the Cary YMCA. The race started right at midnight on New Year’s Eve. (For the uninformed, R.I.T.N.Y.stands for Run in the New Year). Later, the Y moved the race to the second Saturday in January and ran the event at Lake Crabtree. But it just wasn’t the same as running at the stroke of midnight, so after a few years, the race was discontinued." The New Year's Eve race was reinstated in 2010 and included over 100 runners and walkers.
The entry fee is $25 (today on race day), but only $15 if you opt to just do the mile, instead. Proceeds from the race benefit Miracle League of the Triangle, providing "opportunities to all children with special needs to play baseball regardless of their abilities".
The race will be held tonight at 11:59pm at Triangle Aquatic Center, 275 Convention Drive, in Cary (just behind Cary Towne Center mall).