The weather is finally gorgeous and taking a step outside actually feels refreshing. Spring is here and there’s no better way to take advantage of this campus than going on a run. Instead of sleeping until noon on a Saturday, how about waking up early, getting exercise, enjoying the outdoors, contributing to a charity and racing?!
Sure, that sounds like a lot to do before you usually open your eyelids on the weekend, but there is at least one race every weekend in Chapel Hill from this weekend until exams! Below, I’ve listed a few races – with time, date, place, distance, etc. So pick one (or a few), sign up and grab a few friends to join you.
Color the Hill – Wear white t-shirts to this 5K and you’ll finish painted like a rainbow. Proceeds benefit three local nonprofits and there will be ice cream, sandwiches and shaved ice food trucks! The race takes place April 13 at 10 a.m.
5K Lifestyle Race and 1 Mile Fun Run – If you’re not in the mood to be splattered with colors or want to just go a mile, you can participate in this race that’ll take you through the greenway, Southern Community Park and Southern Village. Awards are given at the end of the 5K and proceeds benefit the East Chapel Hill Rotary Club’s Teacher Supply Store. The race takes place April 13 from 10 a.m. to noon.
Tar Heel 10 Miler – Looking for something more challenging than a 5K? Sign up for this race and you’ll go 10 miles throughout Chapel Hill. UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center is a charity partner for the race. The race takes place April 20 at 7:30 a.m.
5K for Fitness – This 3.1 run or walk starts at McCorkle Place and takes you through Campus. The Public School Foundation and Fleet Feet Sports are presenters of the race. It takes place April 27 at 9 a.m.
2013 Spring Fling – This race is presented by UNC Campus Rec and is only open to UNC faculty and staff. Two options are available – a 2.7 mile fun run or a 1.5 mile walk. You can get out of the office, give back to the community, by donating cans to the Glenwood Elementary Family Assistance Program or pet donations to the Orange County Animal Shelter, and take advantage of the warm spring weather. The race takes place on Friday, May 3 at 12:15 p.m.
Campus Run – Okay, I tricked you; this isn’t a race. But you can join Campus Rec, Fleet Feet, and NIKE every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Rams Head Rec Center for an evening of running. Runs are three and five miles in distance, at varying paces. NIKE will be giving away swag after the run so stick around! This is a FREE event and registration is not necessary!