Thursday, September 3, 2009

And the races just keep on comin'

Got info for you on two more charity-minded 5Ks coming in the weeks ahead:

5K for Joseph, this Saturday, Sept. 5, on UNC Charlotte's intramural fields: The Joseph is Joseph Nicolas Castro, a 4-year-old local boy who suffers from Ewing's sarcoma, a rare disease in which cancer cells are found in the bone or in soft tissue. Race starts at 8:10 a.m., and a "social hour" follows at 9:10. According to the Web site, "The route circles intramural fields, follows through woods over a bridge to a campus street, then circles back. ... There are a few hills, with asphalt, grass and rocky terrains." It's a lap course; runners will cover it three times. Registration is $15; add a T-shirt for $12 more. Kids can run for $10. Official site: Click here.

5K for Isabella, Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Ballantyne Business Park: The Isabella is 4-year-old Isabella Santos, who has been battling a very rare pediatric cancer called neuroblastoma for two years. Entry fee is $25 through Sept. 17, then $30 thereafter. The funds raised will be used for paying medical bills not covered by insurance, and for research on neuroblastoma. Start time is at 8:30 a.m. in the business park. Last year's inaugural running of the 5K for Isabella attracted 180 runners. Race brochures are available at all the Charlotte running stores, Try Sports and Chick-Fil-A at Stonecrest Shopping Center. Event page: Click here.


Anonymous said...

On Labor Day, the Kiwannis Club of Matthews 5K will take place in downtown Matthews as a part of the Matthews Alive Festival. Registration and the race begins at Stumptown Park in downtown Matthews. The race starts at 8 am. I have run this several years in a row and it is a nice race with several hundred runners. The course is mostly flat running through neighborhoods and business areas of Matthews. After the race, you can stay and enjoy the Festival.