With the cool breeze of fall in the air, I have been thinking about running this year's 5k (or 10k if I'm really diligent) in December....I'm starting small. I ran one several years ago and loved it! It usually called the "Reindeer Romp" but I can't find anything called that online. I've heard that it's the 5k part of the Thunder Road marathon. Anyway....
I would LOVE to have someone else run it with me so if you're up for it let me know!
You can read up on it at http://www.runcharlotte.com/
There are quite a few races here in the fall! Here are a few more for your consideration:
Oct. 20, Charlotte - Dilworth Jubilee 8K, 8am. Info: Scott Dvorak (704)377-8786, email@example.com.
Oct. 27, Concord - Jack O Lantern Jaunt, Kids FR & Mile Walk, 5pm; 5K Run, 5:15pm; $15/5K, $8/FR & Mile Walk, $50 (family or team) by 10/25; after $18/5K, $10/FR & Mile Walk, $60 (family or team). Info: Cabarrus County Parks & Recreation Dept., POB 707, Concord, NC 28026-0707; Perry Gabriel (704)920- 3356 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Web site, http://www.allsportcentral.com/.
Nov. 3, Charlotte - Dowd Y Run, Half Marathon, 7:40am; 5K Run, 8am; 5K Walk, 8:02am; Kids Sprint, 8:30am; $30/half, $17/5K, $8/Kid's by 10/6; $35/$20/$10 by 11/2; $45/$25/$12 on RD. Info: Dowd YMCA, 400 E. Morehead St., Charlotte, NC 28202; Erin Morris (704)716-6135, email@example.com, Web site.
Nov. 17, Concord - Santa Scramble 5K, 2pm; $17 by 11/10, after $20. Info: Phidippides Sports Center, POB 1284, Concord, NC 28025; Keith Alley/Perry Gabriel (704)786-3312, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 22, Charlotte - Charlotte Turkey Trot 8K, 5K, Health Walk, 1 Mile (19-under), 26.2 Yd. Trot Trot. Info: (704)377- URUN, Web site.
***Maybe the Turkey Trot should be my 5k goal.
These are all from this website and I only included the ones from our area....there are a lot more.
Here's the Observer's Running Planner too.