Road Races

Spring brings flowers, pollen and warm weather, but it also brings a bevy of road races benefiting various organizations around Lake Norman. With a race almost every weekend, there’s no reason not to get out and run. 

 

March:

March 29, Carry the Jerry Basic 5k, Charlotte: www.waterisbasic.org/basic-5k/

• March 30, Lake Norman Rotary Run, Huntersville: 8:30 a.m., Registration for the 5K and 10K starts at 7:30 a.m. Pre-Race Packet Pick-up from noon-6 p.m. on Friday, March 29. Early registration costs $20-25, or $30 on race day. For more information and to register, visit www.lakenormanrotary.org/RUN2013

March 30, Sticks & Bones 5K, 10K and Dog Jog/Walk, Charlotte: Register online until March 28. Early registration costs $30 for the 5K and $35 for the 10K.  Race Day registration costs $35 for the 5K and $40 for the 10K. The Dog Jog costs $13 before March 28 and $15 on Race Day. For more information, visit http://sticksandbonesrace.racesonline.com

April:

April 13, Pawz Too Run 5K and 10K, Davidson: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Village Green, downtown Davidson, part of the Running for Our Communities Race Series. For more information and to register visit www.friendsoftheanimals.net

April 13, Charlotte Racefest Half Marathon and 10K, Charlotte: Registration for half marathon costs $55 before April 10 and $65 on Race Day. Registration for the 10K costs $40 before April 10 and $50 on Race Day.

April 13, Pet Palooza 2K Dog Walk, Charlotte: In Independence Park at E. 7th and Hawthorne, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to the festival is free. Registration for the 2K Walk costs $35. Go to www.humansocietyofcharlotte.org.

April 20, Vac & Dash Moonlight Half Marathon & Movie, Albemarle: Registration for the 5K is $25 by April 19 and $30 on Race Day. The half-marathon costs $45 by April 19 and $50 on Race Day. Visit www.vacanddash.com for more information.

April 20, Rural Hill Ultra Trail 5K, Huntersville: 9 a.m. Registration is $25 by April 1 and $35 after. For more information and to register go to http://ruralhill.net/ultrafivek.asp

April 20, Elizabeth 8K Road Race, Charlotte: 8 a.m. Registration open online until April 18 or in person at the Charlotte Running Company on April 18-19. Registration costs $30 before April 19 and $35 on race day. For more information, go to http://www.elizabeth8k.com.

April 20, Marti Estes 5K, Mooresville: 8:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church. All proceeds benefit the Food for Days Backpack Ministry. Registration costs $20 for adults and $10 for children younger than 18.  Go to http://me5k.com/ for more information.

April 20, Puzzle Run 5K, Concord: Benefits the Cabarrus Country Chapter of the Autism Society of N.C. Register online until April 16 and on Race Day. The Puzzle Run costs $25 and the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk costs $15. For more information go to http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1060772.

April 20, Bulldog Run 5K, Charlotte: 8 a.m. 5K registration costs $25 and $30 on race day. The Fun Run costs $10. For more information go to bulldog5k.racesonline.com.

April 27, Birkdale Animal Hospital Kids Triathlon, Huntersville: 5 p.m. Registration costs $25.

April 27, Miles for Marnie 5K, Davidson: Registration for the 5K Run/Walk is $25 before race day and $30 on race day. The Kid’s Fun Run costs $10. Go to www.marniejudefoundation.org/Events/ for more information.

April 27, CPCC Skyline 5K Run/Walk, Charlotte: Registration costs $20 before April 23 and $25 before April 29. Race day registration costs $30. Register online at http://cpccfoundation.com/skyline/.

April 28, University City Duathlon, Charlotte: Registration is $45 before April 26 and $55 on race day. For more information and to register go to www.universitycityduathlon.com.

April 28, Joggin’ for Jugs 5K Run, Mooresville: Race beings at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $25. Fill out enrollment form at www.jogginforjugs.com.

April 28, Miles for Melanoma 6.2K, Charlotte: Register online. This year, prizes will be given for the largest team, the team with the most fundraising, and the individual participant with the most fundraising.

April 28, Sprint Triathlon, Huntersville: 8 a.m. Register online. Race costs $65 before April 25 and $70 before April 28. Details: www.hffa.com.

May:

May 4, 5K for Clean Air, Charlotte: Registration costs $20 by April 20 and $25 by May 3. Race day registration costs $30. A family of four can race together for $60. Go to cleanaircarolina.org for more information and to register.

May 4, Spartan 5K Road Race, Davidson: In conjunction with Davidson Town Day, the race begins at 8:30 a.m. on the Village Green. Registration costs $25 for adults and $20 for students. After April 21 registration fees increase by $5 per participant. Go to racesonline.com to register. For more information visit csd5k.wordpress.com.

May 10, Relay for Life, Lincolnton: This year the event will take place at Lincolnton Middle School. Go to relayforlife.org and search for Lincolnton Relay to sign up or donate. Visit jettontri.com for more information.

May 11, Jetton Park Triathlon, Cornelius: Registration is $65 for an individual participant and $115 for a Relay Team. Online Registration closes on May 8.

May 11, On A Mission Twilight 5K Run/Walk, Concord: Registration is $17 until April 15, $20 until May 10, and $25 on race day. Register online at sportoften.com.

May 11, Water for People 5K Fun Run and Walk, Charlotte: Registration costs $25 before May 9 and $30 on race day. For more information and online registration visit www.ncsafewater.org/2013/01/wfp-5k-fun-run/.

May 11, Run Wild 5K & Wild Child Fun Run, Huntersville: The 5K costs $25 and the Fun Run for kids cost $10. Go to www.facebook.com/RunWildACP.

May 11, Our Boys 5K/10K, Concord: Registration for the 5K costs $20 before April 27 and then $25. The 10K costs $30 before April 27 and then $35. A t-shirt is guaranteed with early registration. Go to http://davidsontiming.com/category/races/ for more information about this and other local races.

May 12, The Friends Run by Jewish Family Services, Charlotte: Registration costs $25-35 for the 5K and $10-15 for the Fun Run. Register online at friendsrun.racesonline.com.

May 17, Right Moves for Youth Twilight Road Race and Walk, Charlotte: Entry fees range from $20-$25. For more information visit rightmovesforyouth.org.

May 18, Second Annual Tread the Thread Twilight 5K Trail Race and Fun Run: Registration for the 5K costs $25 until April 11, $30 until May 16, and $35 on race day. The 1 Mile Fun Run costs $10 until April 11, $15 until May 16, and $20 on race day. For more information go to carolinathreadtrail.org.

May 18, River Bound Race Series 5K/10K, Charlotte: For more information about this season’s race series, go to riverboundcharlotte.racesonline.com.

May 18, Kiwanis Club of Lake Norman 5K, Huntersville: Registration costs $25 for adults and?$20 for youth age. Cost is $60 for families of 3 to 6 people. Race day registration costs $30. Go to http://davidsontiming.com/category/races/ for information about this and other local races.

May 19, Birkdale Animal Hospital Kids Triathlon, Race 2, Huntersville: 2 p.m. Registration costs $25.

May 25, Charlotte Run/Walk for Peace at Home, Charlotte: Registration costs $20 until April 15, $25 until May 12, and $30 after May 12. For more information visit www.charlottepeaceathome.com.

June:

June 1, Warrior Dash Carolinas, Huntersville: This obstacle course mud-race costs $55 until April 3, $60 until May 1, $65 until May 22, and $80 until May 28. Registration closes on May 28. Register online at warriordash.com. Click on locations and find Huntersville.

June 8, Summit Solstice Race, Davidson: Part of the Summit Twilight Racing Series. There is a discount for participating in the whole series. Go to http://www.summitcoffee.com/racing-series/

June 15, TRI Latta Triathlon, Charlotte: Registration before May 1 costs $70 for individuals and $140 for teams. Before June 12, registrations costs $75 for individuals and $150 for teams. Before June 15, cost is $80 for individuals and $160 for teams. Register online and look at the course map at www.setupevents.com.

June 16, Birkdale Animal Hospital Kids Triathlon Series, Race 3, Huntersville: 2 p.m. Registration costs $25.

July:

• July 3, Firecracker 5K and Family Fun Run, Charlotte: Cost for the 5K is $20 through May 31, $25 through June 17, $30 through July 2, and $35 on race day. Cost for the fun run is $10-15 a person. Go to charlottefirecracker5k.racesonline.com

July 12, Streetlight 5K, Concord: More information will be available on www.concordnc.gov/departments/parks-recreation/road-races.

July 13, Tri! Ballantyne, Charlotte: Registration costs $55 before June 10, $65 before July 10, and $70 on race day for individuals. For teams, cost is $85 before June 10, $95 before July 10, and $105 on race day. For more information go to setupevents.com and click on the 2013 event schedule.

July 14, XTERRA Whitewater Trail Tri Off Road Race: Registration costs $77 through July 10. Race day registration costs $87. Race giveaways are only guaranteed to those who pre-register. For more information go to http://usnwc.org/xterra-whitewater-triathlon-2013/.

July 21, Birkdale Animal Hospital Kids Triathlon Series, Race 4, Huntersville: 2:00 p.m. Registration costs $25. This is the final race in the series. There will be festival to follow the race.

August:

Aug. 31, XTERRA N.C. Fisher Farm Park 5.2 or 10 Mile Trail Run, Davidson: Cost for the 5.2 mile is $30 before Aug. 21, $35 before Aug. 30, and $40 on race day. The 10 mile is $35 before Aug. 21, $40 before Aug. 30, and $45 on race day. For more information, go to www.dirtyspokes.com/fisher-farm-park.

September:

Sept. 21, Run for the Green 10K, Davidson: Part of the Running for Our Communities Race Series. For more information visit www.davidsonlands.org/run-for-green-2013-save-the-date.