5K runs

• May 8, River Jam Run: Run in a 3-mile or 6-mile course at 6:15 p.m. at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy., Charlotte. Advance registration costs $10 online and $15 on race day. T-shirts cost extra. Details: www.usnwc.org.

• May 10, Run Wild 5K & Wild Child Fun Run: The 5K begins at 8 a.m. and the Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. at the Birkdale Residents Club, 8915 Devonshire Drive, Huntersville. Pre-race day registration for the 5K costs $25. The Wild Child Fun Run, for ages 11 and younger, costs $10. Details: www.irunwild.org.

• May 10, Shirley’s Angels “Love Your Headlights” 5K: The charity run/walk includes a 5.5-mile event as well. The race kicks off at 7:30 a.m. at Huntersville Business Park, 13801 E. Reese Blvd., Huntersville. 5K registration costs $25 in advance and $30 on race day. 5.5-miler registration costs $35 in advance and $40 on race day. Details: www.shirleysangels.org.

 

Basketball

• May 31, 3-on-3 Blacktop Challenge: The Town of Huntersville hosts an outdoor 3-on-3 basketball tournament at North Meck Park, 16131 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. Age groups, range from third grade to 50 and older. Details: www.proskillsbasketball.com.

Cycling/5K

• July 12, The Lake Norman Excursion Cycle: It consists of a 5K run at 7 a.m., 100-mile and 63-mile rides at 8 a.m., 38-mile ride at 8:10 a.m. and family fun ride at 9 a.m. at Lowe’s Corporate campus, 1000 Lowe’s Blvd., Mooresville. Registration for the 5K costs $25, fun ride costs $10, 38- or 63-mile bike ride costs $40, and 100-mile bike ride costs $45 through July 10. Details: https://lakenormanrunride.racesonline.com.

 

Paddleboarding

• May 18, Intro to Paddleboarding: Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture partners with Aloha Paddle Sports and Fitness to offer one-day Intro to classes 3:30-5:30 p.m. May 18, June 1, 15 and 29, July 13 and 27, Aug. 10 and 24 and Sept. 7 and 21 at Ramsey Creek Park, 18441 Nantz Road, Cornelius. Ages 8 and older. Classes cost $35 for Cornelius residents and $40 for others. Details: 704-892-6031, ext. 188.

 

Sailing

• May 24, Adult Sailing Classes: Cornelius Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture partners with N.C. Community Sailing and Rowing to offer two-day adult sailing classes 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 24-25, June 28-29, July 19-20 and Aug. 9-10 at Blythe Landing, 15901 N.C. 73, Huntersville. Each two-day class costs $150. Details: www.cornelius.org/parc or 704-892-6031, ext. 188.

 

Track

• May 10, The Hershey’s Track & Field Games: The event takes place at 9 a.m. May 10 at Bailey Road Park football field, 11900 Bailey Road, Cornelius. The event is for ages 9-14. Details: Joey Bruce, Cornelius PARC, 704-892-6031, ext. 161, or www.hersheystrackandfield.com.

 

Triathlons

• May 25, HFFA Kids Triathlon Series: The race begins at 2 p.m. at the Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics Center, 11725 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville. Registration costs $25 in advance and $30 on race days. Registration closes three days before the event. Details: www.jonesracingcompany.com/hffa-kids-tri/