Ellie Helton Memorial 5K

Cary, NC

Join us October 12 for The Fifth Annual Ellie Helton Memorial 5K, Fun Run and Silent Auction. Ellie Helton passed away at the age of 14 from a ruptured brain aneurysm. Ellie loved God, her family and friends, superheroes, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and pizza. She was a unique spirit who loved life was accepting of others and persevered in everything she tried.

Registrations after 10/08/19 may not be guaranteed their preferred shirt size

This fundraiser supports The Brain Aneurysm Foundation’s Ellie Helton Chair of Research and helps raise awareness about brain aneurysms. This is a fun, family-oriented event that includes the two races, a Kids Zone featuring face painting, balloon animals and a photo booth, and performances from local youth groups. Join us a WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, or from wherever you are via our Virtual Run, to celebrate Ellie and raise money for a great cause!

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Registration Fees

Registration Type Deadlines Amounts
5K Runners/Walkers (timed and untimed) June 1 - August 12 $25
5K Runners/Walkers (timed and untimed) August 13 - September 27 $30
5K Runners/Walkers (timed and untimed) September 28 - October 11 $35
5K Runners/Walkers (timed and untimed) Race Day $40
Fun Run N/A $10
Virtual Run N/A $50
Registration includes a race shirt for those who register by September 27. Available sizes: YS - YL and Adult S - 3XL

Schedule of Events

October 11, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fleet Feet Sports, Morrisville
3027 Village Market Place, Morrisville, NC 27560 (Map)

October 12, 2019
Race Day Registration
8:00 am
Fun Run
9:00 am
5K Run / Walk
9:30 am
Silent Auction
8:00 am - 10:30 am
WakeMed Soccer Park
201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary, NC 27511 (Map)

We will have food and water throughout the morning for race participants.


Top 3 Overall Finishers - Female and Male

Top 3 Finishers - Female and Male for following age groups:

12 & Under

Top Finisher Awards sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports and Camp Gladiator

Event Notes

Children under 12 attending with a parent are free. If they would like to receive a t-shirt, please register!

This year’s theme is Superheroes, so break out your capes, masks and special powers for October 12!

The Kids Zone returns this year, as does The Glamper. The Kids Zone will have face painting, tattoos, bounce houses, balloon animals and more.

To make a donation by check, please click here to download a form.

To become a sponsor for the event, download thesponsorship package here.

To donate an item for the silent auction, download the silent auction package here.

Hotel Information

Marriott Courtyard Raleigh Cary – click here for website
$89.00 per night

For reservations: Contact Michelle Muchmore at 919.481.9666 or michelle.muchmore@marriott.com
Reference Ellie Helton 5K to receive the rate

For more information, to volunteer or become a sponsor please contact:
elliesrace@gmail.com or visit our family’s web site here.


Race timing and Results by www.PrecisionRace.com

When & Where

Oct 12, 2019


9:00 AM

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