Hurricanes players to attend Canes 5K

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network
Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Carolina Hurricanes’ second annual Canes 5K, presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and assisted by Raleigh Orthopaedic, will take place at PNC Arena on Sunday.

Online registration for the race is closed, but runners can still register on site at PNC Arena before the race on Sunday beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Runners already registered can pick up their packets at the PNC Arena Box Office lobby on Sunday before the race.

Members of the team as well as staff members are scheduled to participate before and during the event that benefits the Kids ‘N Community Foundation.

The 5K race will begin at 9 a.m. and will travel around PNC Arena and surrounding areas, and 100- and 200-yard kids’ dashes will also take place.

Multiple inflatables, and appearances by Hurricanes mascot Stormy and the Eye Care Associates Storm Squad will also complement the onsite events that include a post-race pancake breakfast for all participants.

All proceeds from the Canes 5K will benefit the Carolina Hurricanes Kids ‘N Community Foundation, which provides much needed funding to children’s charities and education programs throughout North Carolina.

The Kids ‘N Community Foundation has funded scholarship programs, youth hockey, educational and literacy efforts, children’s health programs, the arts and other children’s related initiatives.

During the 2013-14 season, the Kids ‘N Community Foundation donated $582,000 in grant monies to 32 North Carolina children’s non-profit organizations.