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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, Mar 24Dash for Down Syndrome 5KCharlotte, NC
Sat, Mar 24MACON Your Heart Beat 5K & 1-MileFranklin, NC
Sat, Mar 24LAMB 5K Run/Walk 2018Mooresville, NC
Sat, Mar 24Cascades Rush 5kLenoir, NC
Sat, Mar 31FREEDOM 5K "Run for Orphans"Lincolnton, NC
Sat, Mar 31Go Tell It On The Mountain 5K/1-Mile Walk & Run "Challenge The Mountain For Cystic Fibrosis"Franklin, NC
Sat, Mar 31Shine Your Light 5KFayetteville, NC
Sat, Mar 31Southport-Oak Island Spring Festival 5K Run-WalkSouthport, NC
Sat, Apr 7Twirl N' Swirl 5kCharlotte, NC
Sat, Apr 73rd Annual Walk N Roll 5KGoldsboro, NC

Recent 5K races in North Carolina

Sat, Mar 175th Annual Bulldog Dash/Bash Al Munoz Memorial 5kFayetteville, NC
Sat, Mar 1711th Annual Anderson Creek Club 5k/10kSpring Lake, NC
Sun, Mar 11Running Over Cancer 5KCary, NC
Sat, Mar 10The Super Run 5K - Asheville, NC 2018Asheville, NC
Sat, Mar 10Emerald Isle Marathon, Half Marathon and 5KEmerald Isle, NC
Sat, Mar 3The Super Run 5k - Cary, NC 2018Cary, NC
Sat, Mar 3Calvary Christian Center 5k Color Blaze for MissionsGreensboro, NC

New/Updated 5K races in North Carolina

Sat, Mar 31Southport-Oak Island Spring Festival 5K Run-WalkSouthport, NC
Sat, Apr 7Twirl N' Swirl 5kCharlotte, NC
Sat, Apr 75k Donut DashFayetteville, NC
Sat, Apr 72018 Moore County DAV 5K "Run to Honor Veterans"Carthage, NC
Sat, Apr 7Village HeartBEAT 5KCharlotte, NC
Tue, Apr 105 Dollar 5KWinston-Salem, NC
Tue, Apr 105K to 10K ChallengeConcord, NC
Sat, Apr 145K for St. Jude by NWOak Ridge, NC
Sat, Apr 14A New Day 5K Trail RunSalisbury, NC
Sat, Apr 14Autism Speaks 5K and Fun RuStanley, NC
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