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Calendar of 5K Races in North Carolina

The 5K distance is the perfect introductory distance for novice runners, as well as a challenging test of endurance and speed for competitive runners. Casual runners who want to take their training to the next level can benefit greatly from a 5K race. The best part of a 5K race is that they are accessible to all fitness types, ages and levels.

Here you will find a listing of the 5K races registered with JogRunRace for North Carolina.

Upcoming 5K races in North Carolina

Sat, Jun 30Writers Who Run - Race for Literacy 5k/10kFontana Dam, NC
Wed, Jul 4Brevard, NC July 4, 2018 5K, 10K & Fun RunBrevard, NC
Wed, Jul 4Firecracker 5K Presented by Kiwanis Club of North BuncombeWeaverville, NC
Sat, Jul 14Christmas in July 5K Walk/RunAlbemarle, NC
Sat, Jul 14Cantaloupe 5kNorlina, NC
Sat, Jul 14Moonlight Bootlegger 5K GreensboroPleasant Garden, NC
Sat, Jul 144TH Annual African World Peace Festival 5K Road Race & Walk EventFayetteville, NC
Sat, Jul 14EVENTS: 21th Annual Greenway 5K Run/WalkSalisbury, NC
Sat, Aug 4NC Watermelon Festival 5K in Murfreesboro, NCMurfreesboro, NC

Recent 5K races in North Carolina

Sat, Jun 16The Cookie Run (Father's Day Run) 13.1/10k/5k/1kDurham, NC
Sat, Jun 16The Cookie Run (Father's Day Run) 13.1/10k/5k/1kRaleigh, NC
Sat, Jun 16Braveheart 5K & Rob Roy FUN! Run/Walk (10yrs old & under)Franklin, NC
Sat, Jun 16EquiTek 5k Cross Country RaceTryon, NC
Tue, Jun 125 Dollar 5K - June 2018Winston-Salem, NC
Sat, Jun 9New River Marathon, Half Marathon & 5KBoone, NC
Sat, Jun 9Captain Bradley Long Memorial 5KSherrills Ford, NC
Sat, Jun 2Sarah Strong 5K Colon Cancer AwarenessHendersonville, NC
Sat, Jun 2Above & Beyond’s “Race to Zero” 5KHuntersville, NC
Sat, Jun 2Carolinas CARE Bad Prom 5kCharlotte, NC

New/Updated 5K races in North Carolina

Sun, Aug 5Summer Sizzler 5KWilmington , NC
Sat, Sep 1516th Annual Gail Parkins Memorial Ovarian Cancer Walk & 5K runRaleigh, NC
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