Running Events in Raleigh

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JUL4
Common Heart Firecracker Run
Morrisville, NC, United States

The Village of Lake Park, NC @ Meeting Street and Creft Circle. These races will be professionally timed. First, second and third place medals for all age groups in the 10k & 5k. Overall winners, male and female in all races, and prizes and gifts for all the kids in the dash.

$20 - $30
Common Heart Firecracker Run
SEP7
Hopscotch 8K

Part III in the Runologie Race Series, The Hopscotch 8K keeps summer rolling with an 8K around Dorothea Dix Park and Hopscotch day party at Trophy Brewing on Maywood Avenue with live music. Hopscotch signature medal with every registration and a beer (or beverage of choice) from Trophy Brewing. Food trucks and vendors and music to keep you dancing through the holiday weekend.

$30
Hopscotch 8K
JUL13
Jim Valvano Kids Klassic 5K

The Jim Valvano Kids Klassic (JVKK) is an entertaining weekend to benefit pediatric cancer research, patient support, and education at Duke Children's. Since it began in 1986, the JVKK has raised nearly $3 million. As Coach Valvano said, Never, never give up. At Duke Childrens, were not giving up until the battle against pediatric cancer is won.

$25
Jim Valvano Kids Klassic 5K
SEP22
Cary Unity Walk & Fun Run

The Cary Unity Walk is an event to celebrate citizens working together to support local first responders and create a safe, unified, and nurturing community for our youth and our future. This year we are proud to announce that the Cary Unity Walk is also helping support the Triangle Apartment Association's nonprofit organization A New Lease on Life.

$10 - $35
Cary Unity Walk & Fun Run
OCT5
Race 13.1 Raleigh

Back for its another year, Race 13.1 Raleigh - Fall half marathon, 10k and 5k returns to the City of Oaks! The race will proceed through three beautiful greenway sections: Mine Creek Greenway, House Creek Greenway and Crabtree River Greenway, and runners will enjoy the new downhill finish as they race down Gates Street. With an average temperature of just 54 degrees at race start, this is a perfect event to kick off your fall race season!

$24 - $69
Race 13.1 Raleigh
SEP28
Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run

The 9/11 Heroes Run activates and unites communities to honor the sacrifices of those heroes from September 11th and the wars since, to include veterans, active duty, first responder, and families of the fallen. The 9/11 Heroes Run 5K +1M fun run/walk welcomes runners and walkers of all levels and of all ages, volunteers, friends, and family. It is not about fitness level or experience but about activating, uniting, and honoring our heroes.

$15 - $80
Travis Manion Foundation 9/11 Heroes Run
OCT25
Tuna Relay
Garner, NC, United States

The Tuna Relay is an amazing relay adventure in which you and your friends can run 200 or 70 Scenic Miles to finish at the beach and enjoy tuna and your beverage of choice after a job well done.

$375 - $1,550
Tuna Relay
NOV28
Trophy Trot 10K

Earn that turkey, dressing, whatever your vibe this Thanksgiving and start it off right as Runologie presents the Trophy Trot 10K at Dorthea Dix Park. Race medal + beer with every race entry.

$30
Trophy Trot 10K
NOV16
Cozy Toes

Fit & Able is proud to bring back the Cozy Toes race at its new home hosted by the NC State Highway Patrol as a part of their mission to improve the quality of life in our community. Join us at Cosy Toes help support the 200 Club of Wake County and to learn more about the Department of Public Safety and how it serves you and your family. And while you are there, have a great race and enjoy the festivities!

$10 - $35
Cozy Toes
DEC7
Jingle Bell Run - Raleigh

The Arthritis Foundations Jingle Bell Run is the original festive race for charity. Its where you can strut your stuff in your favorite holiday costume and FEEL GOOD about DOING GOOD. Together, well jingle all the way to a cure and have a fantastic time every step we take! Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk. Get your jingle on and spread the Spirit of Yes: Yes to having fun and celebrating what you love. Yes to living life to the fullest. Yes to conquering arthritis for good. 100% of your registration fee and fundraising go to a great cause!

$30
Jingle Bell Run - Raleigh
NOV9
Rotary District 7710 GlobalRun4Water

District 7710 Mission: Our mission is to help needy people in the world have clean drinking water, because safe water helps to liberate people so they can live healthier, fuller, and more productive lives. At the same time we are going to raise awareness among Rotarians of the worldwide water crisis and improve Rotary's public image as a major player in the water and sanitation cause.

$15 - $25
Rotary District 7710 GlobalRun4Water
OCT12
Tunnel To Towers 5K Run & Walk
Wake Forest, NC, United States

The Tunnel to Towers Run & Walk Series was created to honor the heroic life and death of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers. It honors all of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and supports our first responders and military who make extraordinary sacrifices in the line of duty!

$35
Tunnel To Towers 5K Run & Walk
NOV2
Strides for Speech
Morrisville, NC, United States

Imagine if the last thing you said tonight was the last thing you said..... period. Aphasia is a devastating consequence to stroke, brain injury, and other progressive diseases that rob individuals of their ability to express their thoughts and ideas. Even with intact cognition, memory, and intellect, individuals suffering from aphasia often feel isolated not being able to return to the vocational or recreational pursuits they had prior to their diagnosis.

$10 - $35
Strides for Speech
NOV30
Turkey Chase

Fit & Able is proud to bring back the Turkey Chase trail festival at Umstead Park! We hope you enjoyed the delicious Thanksgiving eats with your friends and family. But now it's time to burn off the turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pie! With three distances - including a 5K, 10K, and 20K - you can choose your challenge.

$25 - $45
Turkey Chase
DEC15
Fortnight Before Christmas

We're proud to bring back one of Fit & Able's newest holiday races: the Fortnight Before Christmas! The Fortnight Before Christmas is part of Fit & Able's Holiday race series.

$15 - $25
Fortnight Before Christmas
OCT20
Bull City Race Fest & Food Truck Rodeo

This festival has something for the fastest runners and families alike. Start and Finish at Diamond View Park at the American Tobacco Campus and Choose from the Half Marathon, Five Miler or 1 Mile distances. Enjoy a fall morning of running through downtown Durham, Duke University and surrounding Historic Neighborhoods. After you cross the finish line, enjoy delicious eats from a variety of delicious food trucks! The Bull City Race Fest is the culmination of a world class running experience and a world class eating experience, all in a world class city DURHAM!

$20
Bull City Race Fest & Food Truck Rodeo
OCT12
5K Color Run By Relay For Life UNC
Chapel Hill, NC, United States

Relay for Life of UNC is hosting our annual 5K Color Run starting at the Old Well. All profits received from this race will go directly toward cancer research through the American Cancer Society, of which approximately $9 million is annually returned to UNC Hospitals. The race will take place on UNCs campus, beginning and finishing at the Old Well. Even more colored powder will be tossed at the start, each mile marker, and the finish. White t-shirts with the event logo are being sold to ideally be worn in the race and capture the color! Afterwards there will be water and snacks for our participants, in addition to some entertaining activities.

$20
5K Color Run By Relay For Life UNC
OCT19
OneStep 5K Run/Walk
Butner, NC, United States

This is our annual 5K in Butner, NC. Hosted by the AMT Group and Community UMC. Proceeds of the race goes to help the missions of community and throughout the world, such as the summer reading program for elementary school children and school supplies to help out our local schools.

$10
OneStep 5K Run/Walk
DEC29
Last Mile 5K
Morrisville, NC, United States

Everyone is welcome to participate! All participants will have chip-timed results that will be posted online. All Fit & Able Productions, Inc. events are inclusion events: anyone of any age, skill-level, or ability can participate in any race! No dogs, bikes, or strollers permitted in race!

$10
Last Mile 5K
NOV3
Dragon Dash 5K Walk/Run

Join the Duke School parent community, family, and friends at our annual Dragon Dash 5K! Runners and walkers of all ages and skills levels are welcome. We look forward to celebrating the onset of the fall season by meeting new walkers/runners, and re-connecting with former Dashers! Refreshments will be provided.

$20 - $30
Dragon Dash 5K Walk/Run
AUG2
Sir Walter Miler

The Sir Walter Miler began due to lack of stateside races for American athletes. In June 2013, Sandy Roberts was coming his best collegiate season, and couldnt find any meets, that werent in Europe, to continue his development. With this position, the Sandman Mile was created for Roberts to attempt a sub 4:00 mile with only his brother as the pacer. The event was promoted for only a few days, and would take place at the end of football practice, with the lights still on, at Cardinal Gibbons High School. Hundreds showed up and lined the track to cheer Roberts on. The next year, the Sir Walter Miler took that energy and developed it into a mile-centric event, which has only grown since.

Sir Walter Miler
MAY16
5 Points 5k

Hayes Barton Baptist Church will be hosting the 6th Annual Five Points 5k and Health Fair in the heart of the Five Points Community in Raleigh, North Carolina. Proceeds from the race go directly to the local community elementary schools. We also simultaneously host a Health Fair in our Family Life Center Gym that is free for the public. It will include health screenings, chiropractic screenings, healthy lifestyle advice, and more, and will include our local businesses of Five Points. We thank and wish all that participate good luck in the upcoming race!

$25
5 Points 5k
OCT13
Race for Steak

Accompanying our annual Walk for Hope, the Race for Steak is a USA Track & Field Certified run held in Raleigh, North Carolina with a timed 5k route. 100% of the money raised by participants directly funds local mental health research at the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Psychiatry. And, just as critically, it helps call attention to the stigma and significance of these often invisible illnesses, which affect as many as one in five American adults.

Race for Steak

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.

Find local Running races

Today, with international organisations, local clubs and national events to choose from, there are thousands of races to discover, and we want to help you find them quickly and easily. Below you’ll find selections by running type, running location and some exceptional events to take part in.

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