The Second Empire 5K Classic is part of the Second Empire 2017 Grand Prix Series. Runners who participate in these races accumulate points and are awarded prizes at an awards banquet held at the Second Empire Restaurant at the conclusion of the Series. The morning begins with the start of the mile at 9 am followed by the 5K at 9:30 am and the Kid’s Dash at 10:30 am. The entry fees are $25 for the 5K if received on or before April 8th. For the 1-mile run, the entry fees are $15 (on or before April 8th) and $20 after April 8th up to and including race day, and the fee for the Kid’s Dash is $5 with no late fees. Proceeds from the event will benefit Trinity Academy of Raleigh.