Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Yet more September races to consider

Two more chances to get in a good race before the summer ends:

Run For The Green Half Marathon, 10K and 5K, Sept. 19, at the Village Green in downtown Davidson: The major draw here is the half-marathon (as you may know by now, they're rare in these parts); this one heads southeast from the Village Green, running parallel to Concord and Davidson-Concord roads before turning around at the River Run Tennis Complex. Start times are 7:30 a.m. (half), 7:45 (10K) and 8 (5K). At last check, 150 runners were signed up, including 83 for the half-marathon. Proceeds will benefit the Davidson Lands Conservancy. The Davidson Green Day festival follows (from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.), with live music and opportunities for attendees to volunteer for local projects. Official site: Click here.

Tyler's Treehouse 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, Sept. 12, at Olde Georgetowne Swim Club (7930 Whistlestop Road in Charlotte): The course winds through the Olde Georgetowne and Sharon Hills neighborhoods, behind the Harris YMCA off Sharon Road in the SouthPark area. 5K is at 8 a.m., Fun Run/Walk is at 9; a "post-race celebration" -- with music, food, entertainment and a pool party -- follows at 9:30. Beneficiary is Tyler's Treehouse, which funds St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's search for a cure for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a rare type of cancer that strikes children's brainstems. Official site: Click here.