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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 16Frostbite 5KKannapolis, NC
Sat, Dec 16Jingle Dog Vineyard Stomp 2.5K & 5KMount Airy, NC
Sat, Dec 23Drexel Recreation Christmas Chase 5K & Fun RunDrexel, NC
Sat, Dec 23Elf 5k & ¼ Mile Fun RunMooresville, NC
Sat, Jan 13Ervin Clinic Frozen 5KKings Mountain, NC
Sat, Mar 10The Super Run 5K - Asheville, NC 2018Asheville, 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, Apr 7South Macon Elementary ROARING 5K & Little ROAR DashFranklin, NC
Sat, Apr 21Haliwa-Saponi 5kHollister, NC

Recent 5K races in North Carolina

Sat, Dec 9Vienna 5K: Bookin' 4 BooksPfafftown, NC
Sat, Dec 9Roadrunner vs. Reindeer Yuletide 5K Part 2. The Sequel...Flat Rock, NC
Sat, Dec 9Kimmie Shea Christmas 5kEden, NC
Sat, Dec 9Coca-Cola Polar Bear 5kWadesboro, NC
Sat, Dec 97th Annual Twinkle Toes 5K & 1 Mile Fun RunStar, NC
Sat, Dec 2Brevard 5k Reindeer RunBrevard, NC
Sat, Dec 2Jingle all the Way 5k Family fun run/walkMooresville, NC
Sat, Dec 2Jami's Halo - Halo Hustle 5KLocust, NC
Sat, Dec 2Jingle All the Way 5KCharlotte, NC
Sat, Dec 2Jingle Bell LEAP 5KDurham, NC

New/Updated 5K races in North Carolina

Sat, Dec 16Frostbite 5KKannapolis, NC
Sat, May 19Rugged Maniac 5k Obstacle RaceRockingham, NC

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5K races in Franklin, NC
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