5K runs

• Aug. 14, 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.

• Sept. 11, 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.

  

Triathlons

• Aug. 23, Lake Norman YMCA Sprint Triathlon:  The triathlon begins at 7 a.m. at the Lake Norman YMCA, 21300 Davidson St. Participants will enjoy a 750-meter swim, a 17.8-mile bike ride and a 5K run. Details: http://www.ymcacharlotte.org/.

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Flag football

Aug. 24: NFL Youth Flag Football league: Cornelius and Huntersville will offer non-contact, co-ed football for boys and girls ages 4-14. Register through Aug. 24 at www.cornelius.org/parc. Registration costs $45 for the 4-5 year-old instructional division and $65 for ages 6-7, 8-10 and 11-14. There is an additional $10 fee for non-residents. Practices and games will begin in September, with practices on weeknights and games on Saturdays. Details: Cornelius PARC at 704-892-6031 ext.161 or the Huntersville Parks and Recreation at 704-766-2220.