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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

Sun, Apr 3Running Over Cancer 5KCary, NC
Sun, May 8Mother's Day 5KCharlotte, NC
Sat, May 14Healing For Life Great Race 4KTaylorsville, NC
Sat, May 14Healing For Life Great Race 4KTaylorsville, NC
Sat, May 14Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle RaceRockingham, NC
Sat, Jun 4Greensboro Distilling Bootlegger 5KGreensboro, NC

Recent 5K races in North Carolina

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New/Updated 5K races in North Carolina

Sun, Apr 3Running Over Cancer 5KCary, NC
Sat, Jun 4Greensboro Distilling Bootlegger 5KGreensboro, NC

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5K races in Taylorsville, NC
February 1, 2012

The 5K is the most popular race distance. It is a distance that will challenge you yet short enough that anyone can complete. The 5K is one of my favorite running distances. The 5k is a short enough distance that anyone can run but, at the same […]

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October 4, 2013

Running is one of the best exercises around for burning fat and calories. Running at a moderate pace of about seven miles per hour can burn almost 800 calories per hour, enough to offset that mega calorie dessert you consumed over the weekend. […]

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November 1, 2013

Want to start running? 5K road races are a great place to look for motivation. Training for a 5K is an attainable goal for anyone, and with numerous races occurring every weekend, 5Ks are easily accessible, family friendly, and a great test of […]

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November 5, 2013

People often complain that running is not beneficial to them because it is tedious, exhausting, and hard on their bodies. If that's the case, why are so many Americans regularly running and participating in races from the 5k to the marathon? […]

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February 20, 2014

What sets strong, confident runners apart from struggling, injury-prone weekend warriors? Strong, confident runners possess total body strength necessary to stabilize the body while not exerting additional energy. Muscles such as the […]

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March 11, 2014

Running is one of the best forms of cardiovascular around. Unfortunately, running lots of miles not only puts stress on the joints, but also increases the risk of injury. Long distance runners who run outside on hard pavement are particularly […]

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March 15, 2014

Do you want to know how to improve your running? Whether you're running for fitness, weight loss, stress relief, or competitively, it's important to continuously challenge yourself in order to increase your speed and stamina and help promote […]

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March 28, 2014

Stress fractures are a common injury among runners, whether they run marathons or run casually to stay fit. Most runners try to prevent stress fractures since they can keep them off the running track for up to three months as the bone heals. […]

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March 30, 2014

Many runners are embracing a growing trend toward minimalist running shoes. Minimalist running shoes are simply shoes designed to provide the closest experience to barefoot running possible while still protecting the feet from rocks, broken […]

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