Running Like Crazy

The Little Sugar Creek Greenway is a great place to get in a short run.

The Little Sugar Creek Greenway is a great place to get in a short run.

With miles of greenway for strolling, plenty of tucked-away trails for exploring, and countless neighborhoods to wind through (not to mention that awesome moderate climate), it’s no wonder Charlotte’s running scene is booming. And with the summer heat finally wearing off, there’s no better time to join the Charlotte shuffle. We’ve compiled this list of running resources to help you kick-start your fall hustle.

Running Events

The best kind of motivation can be a mark on the calendar. Enter in one of these upcoming running events and get in position for the gun start.

5K & 8K

  • 3rd Annual Runway 5K: October 31 (run alongside two of CLT’s runways)
  • Turkey Trot 8K: November 26 at the Bojangle’s at 6555 Morrison Blvd.
  • Reindeer Dash for Cash: December 6 at the Greenville Town Common

10K

  • 10K on the Greenway: November 14 at the Lenoir Aquatic and Fitness Center
  • Charlotte RaceFest: Look for it in April at the Doubletree Suites Hotel on Morrison
  • Cooper River Bridge Run: March 27 in downtown Charleston, S.C.

Half Marathon/Marathon

  • Hendrick Marrow Program: November 22 at Lowe’s Motor Speedway’s Rock City Campground
  • Charlotte’s Thunder Road Half Marathon and Marathon: December 12 in uptown
  • Charlotte RaceFest: Look for it in April at the Doubletree Suites Hotel on Morrison

 

 

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