The Leader of the Pack 5K is an event produced by the Rutherford County Schools Backpack Program. The 5K is one of the major fund raisers for the Backpack Program. The program provides students with food backpacks on weekends to insure they have sufficient nutrition when not at school for the lunch programs. The course starts at the Forest City Owls stadium and runs a loop through town to finish back at the stadium. This race has more participants than any other race in the ROC series mostly fueled by kids from the county schools.
Course Record Dates – 2018-2023
Male – Christopher Upton – 16:40.9 (2019)
Female – Shelby Gurley – 19:45.9 (2023)
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WHEN: May 06, 2023
WHERE:McNair Stadium McNair Dr. Forest City, NC 28043
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MORE INFO: This race is a fund raiser for the Backpack program which distributes food to kids in need
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