Monday, July 19, 2010

And we're off to the races...

Looking for a race to run this weekend? You've got three choices, and here they are:

Run For Your Life Run For Your Cause 4-Miler
What: 4-Miler and 1K Run.
When: 7:30 a.m. Saturday (1K is at 8:30).
Where: Run For Your Life-Dilworth, 2422 Park Road.
Why: In 2009, the inaugural Run For Your Cause event selected two beneficiaries; this year, it's working with three: the Alzheimer's Association, Lois' Lodge, and RHA Howell.
Cost: $25 in advance, $35 on race day. Cost for the 1K is $10.
Of note: The course isn't particularly hilly, but it's not flat, either. The first leg -- McDonald to Euclid -- is a gradual, steady climb. Then there's one last hill on Lyndhurst, a little over half a mile from the finish. It's steep, but (thankfully) short. See the course map here.
Details: Click here.

Run/Walk for the Greenway
What: 5K and half-mile fun run.
When: 8 a.m. Saturday (fun run is at 8:45).
Where: Knox Middle School in Salisbury, on Park Road just off Mahaley Street.
Why: Proceeds will benefit the Salisbury Greenway.
Cost: $20 for 5K if registered by Wednesday; $25 thereafter. The fun run is $5 (goes up to $10 after Wednesday).
Of note: The course only has one hill (about a block long), so is very fast. The finish is on the school's track. ... Special awards commemorate the Greenway, and every runner will get a dri-fit short-sleeve shirt. There will also be door prizes and a large spread of food. ... All fun run participants will receive cotton shirts and medals.
Details: 704-216-2709 or

Live Right 5K & Fun Run
When: 9 a.m. Saturday.
Where: U.S. National Whitewater Center, 5000 Whitewater Parkway.
Why: The race "is part of a daylong wellness event raising money for those with cancer."
Cost: $35 for either the 5K or the fun run. Kids 11 and younger pay $25 for the fun run.
Of note: On top of the registration fee, the Whitewater Center will charge a $5 fee for parking. ... Organizers will be giving away one Apple iPad for every 50 registered participants.
Details: Click here.


Anonymous said...

Glad to see the Whitewater Center having some type of running event almost weekly. I have run several races there this year, and there is a lot of similarity on the races because of limited entry and exit points on the trail. Would be interested in seeing how different each course is or are they almost all the same with the only variation being the length of the run.