Triangle Expressway Trot III Scheduled for Dec. 2 Friday, November 16, 2012

RALEIGH —The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Turnpike Authority is hosting the Triangle Expressway Trot III on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The Triangle Expressway Trot III will take place on an unopened section of the Triangle Expressway near South Salem Street in Apex. Registration for the 5K race is $25 through Nov. 18 and $35 from Nov. 19 through the day of the race.

A new addition this year is a Family Fun Bike Ride. Following the awards for the 5K race, anyone who is interested may pay $5 cash onsite and ride their bike on a section of the road. Helmets are required. This will be the only opportunity to ride your bike on the Triangle Expressway!

The 5K run and bike ride are a family-friendly event. Money raised from the 5K will benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving and money raised from the family fun bike ride will benefit NCDOT’s Bicycle Helmet Initiative. In addition, attendees may bring a new unwrapped toy to help the Raleigh-Durham Roadbuilders design-build team fill a loader bucket with Toys for Tots.
 
The N.C. Turnpike Authority is hosting the event to celebrate the upcoming opening of phase three of the Triangle Expressway.  “Letting the users run and ride bicycles on the road before they drive it is a great way to advertise, in addition to raising money for two good causes,” said NC Turnpike Authority Executive Director David Joyner. “We were able to raise more than $40,000 combined from our two previous events and are hoping for another successful event.”
 
The third and final phase of the Triangle Expressway from U.S. 64 in Apex to N.C. 55 Bypass in Holly Springs is scheduled to open by January.

For more information on the race, visit www.triangleexpresswaytrot.com or contact the Communications Office at (919) 707-2660.
 

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