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Battle of the Blues 5K

Sat November 12, 2016 Durham, NC 27713 US Directions


5K Timed

9:00AM EST

5K Untimed

9:00AM EST

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511 Scott King Rd
Durham, NC US 27713


Who has the fastest runner...Duke fan or UNC fan? Let's find out at the 2nd annual Battle of the Blues 5K Fundraiser and 1 mile walk! The run will take place at 9:00 am on the American Tobacco Trail at CM Herndon Park in Durham. It benefits the family advisory groups for the Newborn Intensive Care Units at Duke Children's and UNC Children's Hospitals. Race for your NICU baby or in memory of a loved one and raise money for a good cause!

Sybil the Clown will be doing free face painting with tips being donated back to the fundraiser. Master Chang's Martial Arts will have a live karate demonstration, Hendrick Auto will have a car on display, food trucks will be serving food and we will have more games for kids. So bring the who family for a morning of fun!

Racer packet pick up will take place on Friday, November 11th at Omega Sports on Renaissance Parkway. Prizes will be awarded (from the 5K) to the fastest Duke fan and fastest UNC fan. Currently prizes include a free massage from Bella Trio, gift certificate to Omega Sports and more being added!

The advisory groups are raising money to support the families that currently have a baby in the NICU. They provide meals for families; offer input and feedback on policies and procedures to doctors, nurses and support staff; host special events on holidays; provide supplies and gifts; and so much more!

If you've had a baby in the NICU or know someone who has, this event is for you! Join us for the 5K face or the 1 mile fun walk where strollers are welcome.

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