Running Events in Charlotte

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MAY26
Memorial Day Trail Race

Theres no better way to kick off the day-long holiday festivities than a run through the woods. The Memorial Day Trail Race features both 5-mile and 8-mile distances through the USNWC trail system. After the race, stick around for a day full of live music, yoga, outdoor adventure, and fireworks at the Memorial Day Celebration.

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Memorial Day Trail Race

104 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28280, USAView event
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From the organiser

Theres no better way to kick off the day-long holiday festivities than a run through the woods. The Memorial Day Trail Race features both 5-mile and 8-mile distances through the USNWC trail system. After the race, stick around for a day full of live music, yoga, outdoor adventure, and fireworks at the Memorial Day Celebration.

$32 - $37
Memorial Day Trail Race
JUN8
Race to the Taste 5K & 1 Mile

The 5K will start and finish at the Taste of Charlotte Festival in beautiful uptown Charlotte! Runners should meet on 4th Street near the intersection of Tryon Street. The finish line will be on 4th Street between Tryon and College Streets.

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Race to the Taste 5K & 1 Mile

Tryon St & Trade St, Charlotte, NC, USAView event
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From the organiser

The 5K will start and finish at the Taste of Charlotte Festival in beautiful uptown Charlotte! Runners should meet on 4th Street near the intersection of Tryon Street. The finish line will be on 4th Street between Tryon and College Streets.

$15 - $38
Race to the Taste 5K & 1 Mile
JUN1
NoDa 5K

Come join us for a Saturday afternoon 5k through the neighborhood of the NoDa Brewery! Enjoy cool swag, beer, live music and food trucks. The race starts and ends at the near the NoDa Brewing Company.

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NoDa 5K

2921 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28206, USAView event
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From the organiser

Come join us for a Saturday afternoon 5k through the neighborhood of the NoDa Brewery! Enjoy cool swag, beer, live music and food trucks. The race starts and ends at the near the NoDa Brewing Company.

$40
NoDa 5K
JUN15
Healthy Achievement 5K Run | Walk

The Healthy Achievement 5K Run | Walk is the signature fundraising and awareness event to support the Kappa Foundations vision and successful mentoring programs as well as bring exposure to the importance of maintaining good health while achieving personal, scholastic and professional goals.

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Healthy Achievement 5K Run | Walk

Romare Bearden Park, 300 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Healthy Achievement 5K Run | Walk is the signature fundraising and awareness event to support the Kappa Foundations vision and successful mentoring programs as well as bring exposure to the importance of maintaining good health while achieving personal, scholastic and professional goals.

$35
Healthy Achievement 5K Run | Walk
JUN22
The Park CDC 5K Domestic Violence Awareness Run/Walk

One of the greatest threats to family cohesiveness and stability is the public health concern of domestic violence, which is also known as intimate partner violence. The demand for these victim services has never been greater, making the need for education and prevention greater than it has ever been. Join us for this awesome event and help raise awareness of Domestic violence.

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The Park CDC 5K Domestic Violence Awareness Run/Walk

808 Briar Creek Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

One of the greatest threats to family cohesiveness and stability is the public health concern of domestic violence, which is also known as intimate partner violence. The demand for these victim services has never been greater, making the need for education and prevention greater than it has ever been. Join us for this awesome event and help raise awareness of Domestic violence.

$25
The Park CDC 5K Domestic Violence Awareness Run/Walk
JUN1
King Tiger 5K Presented by Novant Health

The 16th annual King Tiger 5K at University City will again take you through the heart of University City and end with great food, drinks, and music for all ages. We will also have a 1K Tiger Trot for kids as well as a Team Challenge. Put a group of 4 runners together and receive a team time to challenge your friends and compete for awards. Teams can be male, female or mixed. You can join an existing team or create your own. Team Challenge details are listed on the registration page. This event is part of the Healthy UCity Race Series.

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King Tiger 5K Presented by Novant Health

1816 E Arbors Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262, USAView event
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From the organiser

The 16th annual King Tiger 5K at University City will again take you through the heart of University City and end with great food, drinks, and music for all ages. We will also have a 1K Tiger Trot for kids as well as a Team Challenge. Put a group of 4 runners together and receive a team time to challenge your friends and compete for awards. Teams can be male, female or mixed. You can join an existing team or create your own. Team Challenge details are listed on the registration page. This event is part of the Healthy UCity Race Series.

$7 - $20
King Tiger 5K Presented by Novant Health
JUL11
River Jam Run - Race Edition

Thursday night means its time to hit the trails. Take your weekday run off-road in this weekday trail race on the second Thursday of every month from May until September. Each race in the series will feature a 5K(ish) and 10K(ish) distance. Following the race, hang out and enjoy live music at the River Jam concert series.

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River Jam Run - Race Edition

106 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28280, USAView event
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From the organiser

Thursday night means its time to hit the trails. Take your weekday run off-road in this weekday trail race on the second Thursday of every month from May until September. Each race in the series will feature a 5K(ish) and 10K(ish) distance. Following the race, hang out and enjoy live music at the River Jam concert series.

$15
River Jam Run - Race Edition
JUL4
American 4 Miler

Run, White, and Blue. Come celebrate Independence Day with all of your favorite runners in Charlotte on Thursday, July 4th! As the second installment in our Six Pack Series, this ones sure to bring the party! Speaking of parties, be sure to head down to our Midtown shop just a short walk down the greenway for discounts, snacks, and more fun!

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American 4 Miler

2442 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Run, White, and Blue. Come celebrate Independence Day with all of your favorite runners in Charlotte on Thursday, July 4th! As the second installment in our Six Pack Series, this ones sure to bring the party! Speaking of parties, be sure to head down to our Midtown shop just a short walk down the greenway for discounts, snacks, and more fun!

$10
American 4 Miler
JUN15
Run the South Charlotte

With race series in North and South Carolina, we pride ourselves in holding amazing community events that include 5k, 10k, and half marathon races, along with local catered food and fun after parties!

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Run the South Charlotte

10101 David Taylor Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

With race series in North and South Carolina, we pride ourselves in holding amazing community events that include 5k, 10k, and half marathon races, along with local catered food and fun after parties!

$10 - $45
Run the South Charlotte
JUL3
Charlotte Firecracker 5K

Enjoy a summer evening of fun and celebration at the 9th Annual Charlotte Firecracker 5k and Family Fun Run Hosted By Windyrush Country Club. Bring the whole family!

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Charlotte Firecracker 5K

Olde Providence Elementary, 3800 Rea Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226, USAView event
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From the organiser

Enjoy a summer evening of fun and celebration at the 9th Annual Charlotte Firecracker 5k and Family Fun Run Hosted By Windyrush Country Club. Bring the whole family!

$35
Charlotte Firecracker 5K
AUG10
City of Immigrants 5K

Come out to celebrate your heritage and support Charlotte's immigrant communities while running through the beautiful Plaza Midwood neighborhood on a Saturday evening!

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City of Immigrants 5K

106 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28280, USAView event
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From the organiser

Come out to celebrate your heritage and support Charlotte's immigrant communities while running through the beautiful Plaza Midwood neighborhood on a Saturday evening!

$25
City of Immigrants 5K
AUG23
Tread Nightly

Grab your head lamp and get ready to hit the trails under the stars. The Tread Nightly Trail Half Marathon and 4 Miler takes place at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, offering runners two distance options for this one-of-a-kind night race. Looking to run, sleep, and run again? Camp out with us, then rise with the sun for the Tread Brightly Half Marathon and 4 Miler the next morning. The morning edition offers both distances available the night before. Treadmeister Awards as well as Half Marathon Series points are up for grabs throughout each race.

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Tread Nightly

106 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28280, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Grab your head lamp and get ready to hit the trails under the stars. The Tread Nightly Trail Half Marathon and 4 Miler takes place at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, offering runners two distance options for this one-of-a-kind night race. Looking to run, sleep, and run again? Camp out with us, then rise with the sun for the Tread Brightly Half Marathon and 4 Miler the next morning. The morning edition offers both distances available the night before. Treadmeister Awards as well as Half Marathon Series points are up for grabs throughout each race.

$32
Tread Nightly
AUG24
Yiasou Greek Festival 5K presented by Novant Health

Do you want to go fast? Do you want to set a PR? This is your race! The Yiasou Greek Festival 5K presented by Novant Health is arguably Charlottes flattest 5k and has been a record setting course for many runners over the years!

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Yiasou Greek Festival 5K presented by Novant Health

600 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Do you want to go fast? Do you want to set a PR? This is your race! The Yiasou Greek Festival 5K presented by Novant Health is arguably Charlottes flattest 5k and has been a record setting course for many runners over the years!

$10 - $25
Yiasou Greek Festival 5K presented by Novant Health
SEP7
South End Shuffle

There is something for everyone at the South End Shuffle 5K & Mile Run, the event that has become a South End neighborhood tradition! The 5K starts on W Summit Ave in front of Wooden Robot Brewery and heads into one of the neighborhoods best assets: The Rail Trail. There is also a 1 Mile Run for those looking for a shorter distance.

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South End Shuffle

106 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28280, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

There is something for everyone at the South End Shuffle 5K & Mile Run, the event that has become a South End neighborhood tradition! The 5K starts on W Summit Ave in front of Wooden Robot Brewery and heads into one of the neighborhoods best assets: The Rail Trail. There is also a 1 Mile Run for those looking for a shorter distance.

$10
South End Shuffle
SEP12
River Jam Run Race Edition - Charlotte

Thursday night means its time to hit the trails. Take your weekday run off-road in this weekday trail race on the second Thursday of every month from May until September. Each race in the series will feature a 5K(ish) and 10K(ish) distance. Following the race, hang out and enjoy live music at the River Jam concert series.

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River Jam Run Race Edition - Charlotte

Charlotte, NC, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Thursday night means its time to hit the trails. Take your weekday run off-road in this weekday trail race on the second Thursday of every month from May until September. Each race in the series will feature a 5K(ish) and 10K(ish) distance. Following the race, hang out and enjoy live music at the River Jam concert series.

$15
River Jam Run Race Edition - Charlotte
SEP14
Hit The Brixx 10K/5K – Charlotte

Pizza: Check. Beer Festival: Check. Downtown Start/Finish Line: Check. When it comes to a true party, Hit The Brixx is hard to beat! As the only race in our Six Pack Series that offers the possibility to combine two distances on the same day, this one brings the crowds!

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Hit The Brixx 10K/5K – Charlotte

225 E 6th St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Pizza: Check. Beer Festival: Check. Downtown Start/Finish Line: Check. When it comes to a true party, Hit The Brixx is hard to beat! As the only race in our Six Pack Series that offers the possibility to combine two distances on the same day, this one brings the crowds!

$5 - $35
Hit The Brixx 10K/5K – Charlotte
SEP28
Raven Run

Come and enjoy this great community course. The Raven Run is a 5K Run/Walk, so whether youre a first time runner or an expert trying to set a new personal record, this is the race for you! There will also be a Fun Run for the little ones after the 5K.

All the proceeds will go to our Ridge Road Athletic Booster Club. The funds will be used for things such as purchasing new bleachers, field maintenance, proper nutrition for athletes, equipment, uniforms, awards etc.

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Raven Run

Charlotte, NC, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Come and enjoy this great community course. The Raven Run is a 5K Run/Walk, so whether youre a first time runner or an expert trying to set a new personal record, this is the race for you! There will also be a Fun Run for the little ones after the 5K.

All the proceeds will go to our Ridge Road Athletic Booster Club. The funds will be used for things such as purchasing new bleachers, field maintenance, proper nutrition for athletes, equipment, uniforms, awards etc.

$25
Raven Run
SEP28
St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer - Charlotte

Join us for the St. Jude Walk/Run during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, to raise money for the kids of St. Jude, where families never receive a bill for anything. Let's end childhood cancer. Together.

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St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer - Charlotte

106 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28280, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join us for the St. Jude Walk/Run during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, to raise money for the kids of St. Jude, where families never receive a bill for anything. Let's end childhood cancer. Together.

$10
St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer - Charlotte
SEP28
Hustling for Hopkins

Brad Eric Hopkins, of Charlotte, was born April 7, 1971 and was called home to Heaven on January 15, 2018. He battled pancreatic cancer for over a year and fought with determination, courage, and faith.

He was a devoted husband, father, son, and brother whose commitment to God and to his faith in Christ was evident in every action and interaction. Brad touched so many lives and will forever be remembered by his family, friends, and those he served.

We are his Steele Creek (SCAA) family. Brad has served many years on the sidelines keeping score and cheering for all the kids playing their various sports. He was a dedicated Leader and Committee member of both BSA Pack 167 and Troop 167. Through scouting he touched the lives of many. Brad enjoyed spending time connecting with the youth at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, joining in on their antics and mentoring them.

We want to make this an annual event to always remember Brad and support his loving family!

With your support we hope to make this a great annual event!

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Hustling for Hopkins

106 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28280, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Brad Eric Hopkins, of Charlotte, was born April 7, 1971 and was called home to Heaven on January 15, 2018. He battled pancreatic cancer for over a year and fought with determination, courage, and faith.

He was a devoted husband, father, son, and brother whose commitment to God and to his faith in Christ was evident in every action and interaction. Brad touched so many lives and will forever be remembered by his family, friends, and those he served.

We are his Steele Creek (SCAA) family. Brad has served many years on the sidelines keeping score and cheering for all the kids playing their various sports. He was a dedicated Leader and Committee member of both BSA Pack 167 and Troop 167. Through scouting he touched the lives of many. Brad enjoyed spending time connecting with the youth at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, joining in on their antics and mentoring them.

We want to make this an annual event to always remember Brad and support his loving family!

With your support we hope to make this a great annual event!

$10 - $30
Hustling for Hopkins
OCT19
HeroRun 5K

Join us in Southpark for the HeroRun to honor our Military Heroes and support Veterans Bridge Home. Come run in your favorite Super Hero costume to show your support for all of our armed forces! Don't have a costume? Don't worry! All are welcome to come join us as we raise money for our local heroes. Get your family, friends, and coworkers together to form your own Avengers style team and see how much of a difference you can make for Veteran's Bridge Home.

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HeroRun 5K

106 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28280, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join us in Southpark for the HeroRun to honor our Military Heroes and support Veterans Bridge Home. Come run in your favorite Super Hero costume to show your support for all of our armed forces! Don't have a costume? Don't worry! All are welcome to come join us as we raise money for our local heroes. Get your family, friends, and coworkers together to form your own Avengers style team and see how much of a difference you can make for Veteran's Bridge Home.

$10 - $30
HeroRun 5K
OCT19
Rocktoberfest Half Marathon & 5 Miler

Calling all rock star wannabes! Run For Your Life is bringing some rockin fun to Charlotte with Rocktoberfest. Groupies and participants will enjoy a rockin course with live entertainment.

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Rocktoberfest Half Marathon & 5 Miler

Midtown Park, 805 S Kings Dr, Charlotte, NC 28204, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Calling all rock star wannabes! Run For Your Life is bringing some rockin fun to Charlotte with Rocktoberfest. Groupies and participants will enjoy a rockin course with live entertainment.

$30 - $60
Rocktoberfest Half Marathon & 5 Miler
OCT26
Running Scared 5 Miler & Monster Mile

The Annual Running Scared 5 Miler & Monster Mile presented by SPORTPORT is on! This family fun event encourages participants to have fun, be creative, and dress up in costumes. Costumes are of course encouraged but not required. Enjoy a scenic 5 mile race through and around uptown Charlotte starting and finishing at Romare Bearden Park. There will be activities for the kids (face painting, games, etc.), Food Trucks, Beer, Music, and more!

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Running Scared 5 Miler & Monster Mile

300 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Annual Running Scared 5 Miler & Monster Mile presented by SPORTPORT is on! This family fun event encourages participants to have fun, be creative, and dress up in costumes. Costumes are of course encouraged but not required. Enjoy a scenic 5 mile race through and around uptown Charlotte starting and finishing at Romare Bearden Park. There will be activities for the kids (face painting, games, etc.), Food Trucks, Beer, Music, and more!

$20 - $35
Running Scared 5 Miler & Monster Mile
SEP29
Fight the Flame 5K

The Fight the Flame 5K was established with the goal to raise awareness and money for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). CRPS formally known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a chronic, debilitating neurological disorder characterized by extreme burning pain and hypersensitivity, changes in bone and skin, and functional impairment. Money raised is to benefit the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association(RSDSA), a national not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote greater awareness and earlier recognition of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, fund critical research, and provide support to people with CRPS and their loved ones.

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Fight the Flame 5K

McAlpine Creek Park, 8711 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28212, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Fight the Flame 5K was established with the goal to raise awareness and money for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). CRPS formally known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is a chronic, debilitating neurological disorder characterized by extreme burning pain and hypersensitivity, changes in bone and skin, and functional impairment. Money raised is to benefit the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome Association(RSDSA), a national not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote greater awareness and earlier recognition of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, fund critical research, and provide support to people with CRPS and their loved ones.

$20 - $25
Fight the Flame 5K
OCT26
Stanley Creek Massacre 5k/10k

Looking for a challenging course! Join us for the Stanley Creek Massacre 5k or 10k options!

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Stanley Creek Massacre 5k/10k

South Atlantic Component Sales, 5200 Park Rd #103, Charlotte, NC 28209, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Looking for a challenging course! Join us for the Stanley Creek Massacre 5k or 10k options!

$25
Stanley Creek Massacre 5k/10k
NOV16
Charlotte Marathon

Join us and discover a race day experience perfect for every goal. Get set to join the city-wide celebration.

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Charlotte Marathon

317 S Graham St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join us and discover a race day experience perfect for every goal. Get set to join the city-wide celebration.

$75
Charlotte Marathon
FEB8
Frigid Trail Race and Plunge

Brave the cold on the trail and in the water. It might be winter but were ready to throw down some trail mileage in the first trail race of the 2020 Whitewater Race Series. Two distances to choose from (5K and 10K). One Catawba River plunge.

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Frigid Trail Race and Plunge

106 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28280, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Brave the cold on the trail and in the water. It might be winter but were ready to throw down some trail mileage in the first trail race of the 2020 Whitewater Race Series. Two distances to choose from (5K and 10K). One Catawba River plunge.

$32
Frigid Trail Race and Plunge
APR18
Charlotte RaceFest at SouthPark Half Marathon and 10K

Well into its 2nd decade, the Charlotte RaceFest Half Marathon and 10K will once again take place in the wonderful SouthPark area of Charlotte, NC. Thanks to the support of our participants and sponsors, Charlotte RaceFest is considered one of Charlottes premier road-running events. The event offers participants and sponsors the chance to experience a community event full of tradition, goodwill and a feel-good vibe.

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Charlotte RaceFest at SouthPark Half Marathon and 10K

4400 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Well into its 2nd decade, the Charlotte RaceFest Half Marathon and 10K will once again take place in the wonderful SouthPark area of Charlotte, NC. Thanks to the support of our participants and sponsors, Charlotte RaceFest is considered one of Charlottes premier road-running events. The event offers participants and sponsors the chance to experience a community event full of tradition, goodwill and a feel-good vibe.

$40
Charlotte RaceFest at SouthPark Half Marathon and 10K

What you need to know about Running Events

Running is the world’s most accessible sport. Park runs, colour runs, 5k, 10k, half marathons, marathons and ultras — all you need is a pair of trainers and off you go. Running events are hugely popular on Let’s Do This and it’s a sociable sport, so get some friends involved and achieve something extraordinary.

If you’re starting small, the 5k and 10k events are great fun and definitely worth doing even if you’re training for a bigger challenge further down the line. Getting used to the atmosphere of an event is important. You’re so much more likely to hit a better time if there’s a crowd cheering you on, people in fancy dress and a big celebration at the finish line.

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