Posts made in February, 2014

Run the Triangle –

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Community, events | 1 comment


St. Timothy’s Spring Sprint 5K

Florence Forth 10K / 5K

Umstead Trail Marathon

Relay For Life of UNC Just Cure It 5K

St. Paddy’s Run Green 8K

Get Your Rear in Gear – Raleigh

Irondog 5K

Second Empire 5K Classic

Stubborn Warrior: Spring Rush 5K

Kidney Kare 5k Run/Walk & Kids Kare 1/2 Mile Run

Wake Tech Road Scholars 5K Run and Walk

Tobacco Road Marathon

Equinox-alizer 4 Miler

Mission Outreach Benefit 5K and Family Fun Run

Dirty Girl Mud Run: Raleigh

Blum 5k Multiple Myeloma Charity Race

Ellas Race 10K 5K and 1 mile fun run

ZTA Franklin 5K

March Madness Marathon, Half Marathon & Ultra

Chick-fil-A Connect Race Series: Raleigh, NC Ella’s Race

The Triangle Paws 5K

Great Human Race 5K

Spring For Support 5K Run/Walk

Raising Cane Charity 5K Race

Tap ‘N’ Run Raleigh

Torch Run 5K for Special Olympics

Rockin’ Marathon Relay Cary


Color Me Rad – Raleigh

Umstead 100 Mile Endurance Run

Dog Day Fun Run

Cary Road Race

2014 Cary Road Race

Carrie Shoemaker 5k

5K for Fitness

Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead

Girls on the Run 5K

12th Annual Quintiles Girls on the Run Spring 5K Fun Run

Duke Forest Pine Cone Pacer 5K

Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Team V 2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon & 1/2 Marathon

Triangle Orthopaedic Sprint Triathlon

Angels Among Us 5K Run

Tar Heel 10 Miler

Run For Our Heroes 5K Road Race

Girls Run the World Sprint Triathlon Women Only


Raleigh Galloway Training Program

Dillard Drive Elementary 5K

Great Glow Run – Triangle

SparkleMeWild – Raleigh

Mother of all Races 10K

Mother of all Races 10K & 5K

Run Like a Mother 5K (women only)

LoziLu Women’s Mud Run – Raleigh

Raleigh Fitathlon Challenge

Cary Du Classic

NCRC Classic HalfMarathon

Ramblin’ Rose Raleigh – Women’s Triathlon

NCRC Classic Half Marathon & 10K

Stubborn Warrior: Summer Sun 5K

Someone Special Like Me 5K

Running of the Bulls 8K

All of NC Races here:

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Park Center – A New Kind of Place, in the Research Triangle Park

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in Business, Community | 0 comments

The Research Triangle Foundation, a not-for-profit responsible for building the Research Triangle Park back in the 50s, has made a surprise announcement: its been buying up several adjacent properties along I-40. And it intends to build.

The parcels purchased, prime real estate, are called Park Center. Acquired for $17 million and totaling nearly 100 acres — this land will become the geographic and figurative heart of RTP’s redevelopment. Featuring RTP’s first area of mixed-use growth, Park Center will be a new way of living and working for one of America’s most important regions of innovation.

This is not just a redevelopment. RTP was funded by a mix of everyday people, and it is, to this day, pledged to a purpose: to serve North Carolina.

“This is an investment in our shared future,” said Bob Geolas, RTF’s President and CEO. “With Park Center, we want to provide the physical space, engaging community and collaborative environment necessary to attract and nurture the new generation of risk-takers and innovators who will carry our state forward in the decades ahead.”

The Park Center project is bounded by I-40, Davis Drive, N.C. 54 and N.C. 147. The Governor’s Inn and more than a dozen outdated, hulking office buildings on the property, most of which have stood vacant for years, will be razed in the months ahead.  The Foundation will work closely with Research Triangle High School, a two-year-old charter school currently operating in converted retail space on one of the acquired parcels, to identify a location for new space for the school within the redevelopment plan.

The proposed mixed-use project is a first for the Foundation, which was created in 1959 as the steward of the Research Triangle Park. Although the Park was the brainchild of former Gov. Luther Hodges, the Foundation is a not-for-profit organization. Archie Davis, the Foundation’s first president, traveled the state raising money from donors big and small with a dream of lifting the state out of its economic mire. The Park has been developed based on an historic partnership. The state provides funding to support our universities, infrastructure, and economic development. The Foundation operates and manages the Park as a private entity with a strong public purpose. RTP remains the only research park in the nation to operate without public funds.

The Park’s mission is simple but revolutionary: to support education, to create knowledge-based jobs for the people of North Carolina and to improve the quality of life across the state. Geolas and the Foundation’s board envision the Park Center redevelopment as embodying that mission. The project will boast a vibrant mix of residential, cafes, restaurants and retail.  But this is not just another mixed use development plan. Park Center will be a showcase for new technologies as well as the humanities and a venue for education, entertainment and ingenuity.

“Our founders took a lot of risks in creating the RTP,” said Geolas. “It was their vision, and their generosity of spirit, that brought together business with our universities, that took our state from 49th in the nation to becoming a global leader in life science and technology.”

At its founding, RTP was the largest research park in the world, and quickly became an economic engine for the state. Today it remains the largest research park in North America, known around the globe for such multi-national companies as IBM, Cisco, Cree, Syngenta, RTI, Fidelity Investments, BASF, Biogen IDEC, GlaxoSmithKline, United Therapeutics and Bayer CropScience.

“What we are seeing is a new generation of thinkers and innovators emerge in RTP, “said Geolas. “With Park Center, we will provide the physical space, and collaborative environment needed to support the risk-takers who will carry our state forward to a new future.”

Press contacts:

Erin Monday, RTF Communications Director,, 919.433.2017 (direct); 203.560.5002 (cell)

To learn more about RTP and its ongoing story, please follow the organization’s Twitter@TheRTP.

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