Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern

For reservations or any other assistance, please call (919) 829-3663. Fine Dining in Raleigh NC
At the Historic Dodd-Hinsdale House
330 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: (919) 829-3663
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  • We had a great time during this year’s race!

    Saturday, April 21, 2018

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    Silent Auction & Raffle

    View Silent Auction!

    Check out all the wonderful items up for auction All Auction and Raffle items will be set up behind the race registration tables in the Atrium on race day. Check them out and support Trinity Academy!!.

    Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern is proud to present the 18th Annual Second Empire 5K Classic.

    The race will benefit Trinity Academy whose vision is to shape future generations with culture transforming, Christian worldview thinking.

    Location: Trinity Academy (map)

    Want to help out? Volunteer to help!

    Get regular updates on twitter and Facebook.

    Race Day Schedule

    • 7:00 am – Registration and Packet Pickup Begins in Dr. Robert Littlejohn Atrium
    • 9:00 am – 5K Race
    • 10:00 am – One Mile Fun Run
    • 10:20 am – Kids’ Dash
    • 10:30 am – Awards Ceremony
    • 11:00 am – Trinity Academy Spring Fling featuring food, inflatables, games, raffle, auction and fun for the entire family


    • Trinity Academy
    • 10224 Baileywick Road, Raleigh, NC 27613 (map)

    Second Empire 5K Classic Course

    • View the Course Map
    • Course is 5000 meters and is USAT&F certified
    • Is an out and back course
    • Runners will start on the Trinity Academy soccer field and exit
      the campus on a wooded trail to Baileywick Road
    • Cross Bailywick Road and head down Wildwood Links
    • Left on Hawtree Drive
    • Left on Gleneagles Drive to the turn around and back to Trinity Academy
    • Splits will be called at the one-mile, half way and two-mile marks

    1-Mile Fun Run

    • The 1-Mile Fun Run will begin at 10:00 am.
    • Will take place on the Trinity Academy track (4 laps)

    Kids’ Dash

    • This 100-yard run is for 6 year olds and younger. It will occur at 10:20 am on the Trinity soccer field.
    • Each finisher will receive a medal

    Entry Fees


    • $25 through April 7th (includes shirt)
    • $30 April 8th through April 20th
    • $35 on Race Day (April 21st)
    • Note: After April 7th, we will do our best to provide all entries a shirt, but cannot guarantee it.

    1-Mile Fun Run

    • $15 through April 7th (includes shirt)
    • $20 from April 8th up to and including Race Day (April 21st)
    • Note: After April 7th, we will do our best to provide all entries a shirt, but cannot guarantee it.

    Kids’ Dash

    • $5 (includes shirt)
    • Note: After April 7th, we will do our best to provide all entries a shirt, but cannot guarantee it.
    For race participants:

    For volunteers and youth t-shirts:
    t-shirt youth

    Packet Pickup

    Pre-registered runners can pick up packets at the following locations and times. Late entrants can also register during these times:

    • Friday, April 21st at Trinity Academy located at 10224 Baileywick Road in North Raleigh from 1-6 pm.
    • Race Day registration will begin at 7 am on Saturday, April 21st and also pre-registered entrants may pick up their packets beginning at that time.

    5K Awards

    • Gift certificates to Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern in the amount of $100, $75, and $50 to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-place male and female finishers

    Special custom glassware awards and Gift Cards from Inside-Out Sports will also be presented to:

    • First three master finishers of each sex
    • First three finishers in each of the following age groups: (both sexes)
      12-under, 13-19, 20-24,25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80 and over


    • No bicycles, rollers skates, or in-line skates
    • No headphones or running with dogs

    Race Results

    • Race results will be posted at the race on race day
    • All performances will count toward state records and national rankings
    • All 5K finishers will automatically be entered into the Second Empire Grand Prix Series.
    • For more information, please call Jim Young at 919-873-1207


    We are always grateful to have such generous sponsors for the Second Empire 5k Classic.

    Forrest E Newkirk Cleaning

    Long Life Lighting

    Trinity Academy

    The race will benefit Trinity Academy.

    Nestled within a wooded 38-acre campus, Trinity Academy is bustling with 380 students (TK – 12th grade). Trinity integrates authentic Christianity with rigorous academics. We focus on the classical arts and sciences and offer a full array of high-quality, competitive athletics and award-winning fine arts. Trinity rivals the best schools in the region, boasting 100% college-acceptance and generous per-student college scholarship offers.

    At Trinity, we begin with the end in view, asking “what skills, what knowledge, what virtues, what experiences must our graduates possess?” We then craft a “top-down, 12 to TK” curriculum. We use methods and materials that have stood the test of time. Our approach to education doesn’t work because it is classical. It is classical because it works.

    Perhaps as important as our approach to academics is our approach to student spiritual formation. At Trinity, we believe students should be given the opportunity to wrestle with, test and even doubt their faith in ways that ultimately prove their faith.

    College should not be the first time our students hear a salient challenge to their beliefs. Therefore, we offer students a safe place to work through their questions, doubts and fears, while surrounded by godly mentors who care about them and their relationship with Christ. Our approach is this: “We don’t tell our students what to think. We teach them how to think.”

    Second Empire Grand Prix Series

    The Second Empire 5K Classic is the 6th race in the Second Empire Series.

    Born from the Second Empire 5K Classic, the Grand-Prix is the inspiration of Raleigh entrepreneurs Kim Reynolds and husband Rod Garnas, along with Inside-Out Sports owner Cid Cardoso, Jr.

    In its sixteenth year, the Grand-Prix provides a fun way for competitive and non-competitive runners to give back to the community. Individual races pool a small portion of their operational funds along with Grand-Prix sponsors to cover series expenses.

    The combined effort has provided races with increased visibility and attendance while decreasing operational costs. This savings can directly translate to larger proceeds going to the benefiting charities.

    See more details on the Second Empire 2018 Grand Prix Series webpage.


    Last year we had a great run – here are a few pictures to check out while preparing for this year’s race…


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    Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern
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    The Historic Dodd-Hinsdale House
    330 Hillsborough Street
    Raleigh, NC 27603

    Phone: (919) 829-3663
    Fax: (919) 829-9519

    From everyone at Second Empire, Thank You! We look forward to seeing you soon!