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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, Dec 10Rosy Cheeks 5K and Kid's Jingle Bell 1/2 Mile JogMount Airy, NC
Sat, Dec 10Flying Eagle 5kRaeford, NC
Sat, Dec 1012th Annual 5K Reindeer Run / WalkPittsboro, NC
Sat, Dec 102016 Sports Endeavors Reindeer Romp 5KRaleigh, NC
Sat, Dec 10Scouters 5k, 1 mile & 100m DashMorganton, NC
Sat, Dec 10Naughty and Nice 5k and 1 mile fun run/2016 Grand Prix awards ceremonyCamp Lejeune, NC
Sat, Dec 17Jingle Jog 5KHigh Point, NC
Sat, Dec 17Frostbite 5kKannapolis, NC
Sun, Jan 1Commitment Day 5K - Raleigh DurhamRaleigh, NC
Sun, Jan 11st Day 5kGreensboro, NC

Recent 5K races in North Carolina

Sun, Dec 4Reindeer Dash for Cash 10 Miler & 5KGreenville, NC
Sat, Dec 3The Physical Therapy Clinic Merry Fitness 5KJacksonville, NC
Sat, Dec 3ACC FAN 5KCharlotte, NC
Sat, Dec 3Fill the Sleigh 5kGibsonville, NC
Sat, Dec 333rd Annual YMCA Mistletoe Half Marathon, 5K, and Fun RunWinston Salem, NC
Sat, Nov 26Tacky Christmas Sweater 5k Trail Run/Walk FundraiserHayesville, NC
Sat, Nov 26Elves and Bells 5k and Fun RunSpindale, NC
Fri, Nov 25Just Think First 5K and Skinny Turkey Half MarathonRaleigh, NC
Thu, Nov 2411th Annual Gobbler's Run Thanksgiving Day 5KWake Forest, NC
Thu, Nov 24Cold Turkey 5K-A Franklin, NC Thanksgiving day traditionFranklin, NC

New/Updated 5K races in North Carolina

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