Start your weekend right with an invigorating run, a refreshing beverage and some great live music – all to help local kids.
For the third year, the Bond Brothers 5K on Saturday, Sept. 28., will take runners through downtown Cary’s residential neighborhoods. Proceeds from this year’s event will go to CORRAL, a Cary nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of troubled teens and rescued horses.
Jay Bond, one of the brewery’s founders, says the annual benefit race wouldn’t be possible without the help of its longtime partner, the Captrust Community Foundation. The volunteer-run organization finds and vets grant requests to help children with physical disabilities, illnesses, abuse, poverty, absence of a parent, and more. In addition to CORRAL, Captrust has supported many local nonprofits including Kidznotes, Families Together, and Read and Feed.
“The partnership allows us to do more and give more,” said Bond, who explained that the race was inspired by a conversation with a friend who works with Captrust. “It started with a friendship and a phone call, and became a nice partnership between the two companies.”
The nonprofit also provides the organizational resources to help Bond Brothers put on an event that attracts around 700 runners to downtown Cary. Last year’s race raised $25,000, not including sponsorships, and Bond expects that this year’s race will have similar results.
Don’t miss the pre-race warm up at 9 a.m. hosted by WiseMind Yoga founder Jennie Wise. After the race, runners are invited to a block party, where Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht will be the emcee. In addition to the Bond Brothers beer, there will be food trucks, vendors and live music from ShadowGrass.
The bluegrass band, consisting of four musicians in their teens, is a featured youth band for the IBMA World of Bluegrass Festival. They’ll play two sets at Bond Brothers before heading down the road to Raleigh.
“The whole purpose of this event is to raise money for kids,” Bond said. “That’s another reason we chose ShadowGrass, because they’re sort of child prodigies on their instruments.”
To sign up, visit bondbrothers5k.com; registrations will also be taken at the brewery before the race.