Friday, April 24, 2009

Run a 5K ... after a day at the office

A rare evening race is on the near horizon: The Right Moves for Youth's Twilight 5K, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, will require a quick change of clothes by the uptown 9-to-5 crowd. It starts and finishes by the Wachovia Plaza in uptown Charlotte.

Registration is $17 ($20 on race day), $12 for kids in grades K through 12. Walkers can register, too, and a free 1K Kids Fun Run will follow at 8 p.m.

And -- not surprisingly given the time of day and night of the week -- there'll be a post-race party beginning at 8 at George Herman, which is located at 144 Brevard Court in Latta Arcade, across the street from the plaza. One free beer ticket per person (runners get in free, non-runners must pay $3, additional donations are welcomed).

All proceeds for the event benefit Right Moves for Youth, which helps Charlotte-Mecklenburg students improve their attendance, behavior and performance.

For race details, click here. To register, click here.