City of Oaks Marathon sets record for participation
by WNCN Staff
RALEIGH, N.C. -
A record number of people took part in Sunday's City of Oaks
More than 5,500 runners registered for the day's events,
which set off and finished on Hillsborough Street near N.C. State University's
Bell Tower Sunday morning.
A total of 4,315 completed the events -- 735 individual
runners finished the 26.2-mile marathon, 100 teams completed the marathon
relay, 2,146 completed the 13.1-mile half marathon and 1,034 finished the 10K.
First-time City Oaks participant 28-year-old Bryan Morseman,
of Addison, N.Y., won the marathon, finishing the race in a time of 2:27:29 and
earning a $1,300 award.
"Running on the [Greenway] trail was nice,"
Morseman said after his race, "and it was great to come back off the trail
and have the crowd cheering you on. It helps push you."
Raleigh's Kimberlie Meeker, 33, finished the women's
26.2-mile contest in a time of 2:50:08 and earned the $1,300 award.
Proceeds from the Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon, Rex Healthcare
Half Marathon, and News & Observer Old Reliable 10K benefit local chapters
of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Rex Healthcare Foundation, and the
YMCA "We Build People" program.
Monday, December 9 2013 6:50 PM EST2013-12-09 23:50:49 GMT
On Friday, Dec. 13, WNCN and the Capital City Clauses will collect new, unwrapped toys from the public as part of their second annual "WNCN Stock the Sled" event. This year, the event expands to two locations
WNCN and the Capital City Clauses will 'Stock the Sled' Dec. 13 at North Hills and The Streets at Southpoint.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 4:33 AM EST2013-12-10 09:33:05 GMT
We will see mostly cloudy skies and rain through noon today with sunny skies arriving this afternoon. Highs will climb to the middle 50s for the Upstate and middle 40s for the mountains.
Good Tuesday! We will see mostly cloudy skies and rain through noon today with sunny skies arriving this afternoon. Highs will climb to the middle 50s for the Upstate and middle 40s for the mountains. Overnight lows will fall to the upper 20s for the Upstate and low 20s for the mountains with clear skies. Much colder temperatures arrive Wednesday and remain for the rest of the week. Have a great Tuesday!