Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Local Races This Weekend

Like the crocuses, tulips, and irises that have recently popped up, the increasing number of local races prove that spring is in the air.  For the weekend of April 24 & 25 you'll be tempted to sow some seeds of fun running in the area (sorry for the poor metaphor, but I had to come up with something).
  • Saturday
    • Blue Ridge Marathon (Roanoke, VA):  Could be the hilliest and yet the most scenic marathon in the area.
    • Bulldog 5K (Charlotte, NC):  This one will take place south of Charlotte and will benefit the Crisis Assistance Ministry.
    • Cherry Blossom 5k Run/Walk (Cherryville, NC):  This certified race takes place in scenic downtown Cherryville, NC, which is about halfway between Lincolnton and Shelby.
    • CPCC Skyline Run (Charlotte, NC):  The second race of this year's Run For Your Life Grand Prix Series and one of the most popular ones.
    • Valle Crucis 15-Miler (Valle Crucis, NC):  Part of the High Country Triple Crown series, it's a  bit of a haul from Charlotte but worth it especially if you like running up (and eventually down )some very steep hills.  Stop by the original Mast General Store for a five-cent cup of coffee (I can vouch for that) before the race.
    • Marti Estes 5k (Mooresville, NC):  Taking place in downtown Mooresville, this race is named in memory of local runner Marti Estes who passed away in 2005.
  • Sunday
    • Huntersville Triathlon (Huntersville, NC):  This triathlon has been created due to the overwhelming popularity of the March triathlon and will also be held at the Huntersville Aquatic Center.
Chad R.
Davidson Area Running Team

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