5K, 10K, Half & Full Marathons

  • 5k races
    NameCityDateWebsite
    Hatteras 5K Race Series Avon, NC 1 July 2022 Hatteras 5K Race Series
    Durham NC parkrun Durham, NC 2 July 2022 Durham NC parkrun
    Firecracker Run Brevard, NC 2 July 2022 Firecracker Run
    Freedom 5K Kill Devil Hills, NC 4 July 2022 Freedom 5K
    Asheville Independence Day 5K Asheville, NC 4 July 2022 Asheville Independence Day 5K
    Hatteras 5K Race Series Avon, NC 8 July 2022 Hatteras 5K Race Series
    Tri-Span 10K & 5K Wilmington, NC 9 July 2022 Tri-Span 10K & 5K
    Durham NC parkrun Durham, NC 9 July 2022 Durham NC parkrun
    Lighthouse 5K Series Corolla, NC 13 July 2022 Lighthouse 5K Series
    Nags Head Village Race Series Nags Head, NC 14 July 2022 Nags Head Village Race Series
    Hatteras 5K Race Series Avon, NC 15 July 2022 Hatteras 5K Race Series
    Beat The Heat 5K Winston-Salem, NC 16 July 2022 Beat The Heat 5K
    Highland Brewing Night Flight Asheville, NC 16 July 2022 Highland Brewing Night Flight
    Durham NC parkrun Durham, NC 16 July 2022 Durham NC parkrun
    Cal Tri Raleigh Wake Forest, NC 17 July 2022 Cal Tri Raleigh
    Lighthouse 5K Series Corolla, NC 20 July 2022 Lighthouse 5K Series
    Nags Head Village Race Series Nags Head, NC 21 July 2022 Nags Head Village Race Series
    Hatteras 5K Race Series Avon, NC 22 July 2022 Hatteras 5K Race Series
    Durham NC parkrun Durham, NC 23 July 2022 Durham NC parkrun
    Lighthouse 5K Series Corolla, NC 27 July 2022 Lighthouse 5K Series
    Nags Head Village Race Series Nags Head, NC 28 July 2022 Nags Head Village Race Series
    Hatteras 5K Race Series Avon, NC 29 July 2022 Hatteras 5K Race Series
    Durham NC parkrun Durham, NC 30 July 2022 Durham NC parkrun
    Lighthouse 5K Series Corolla, NC 3 August 2022 Lighthouse 5K Series
    Nags Head Village Race Series Nags Head, NC 4 August 2022 Nags Head Village Race Series
    Hatteras 5K Race Series Avon, NC 5 August 2022 Hatteras 5K Race Series
    Durham NC parkrun Durham, NC 6 August 2022 Durham NC parkrun
    Wild Bill 5K Raleigh, NC 6 August 2022 Wild Bill 5K
    Lighthouse 5K Series Corolla, NC 10 August 2022 Lighthouse 5K Series
    Nags Head Village Race Series Nags Head, NC 11 August 2022 Nags Head Village Race Series
    Hatteras 5K Race Series Avon, NC 12 August 2022 Hatteras 5K Race Series
    Durham NC parkrun Durham, NC 13 August 2022 Durham NC parkrun
    Lighthouse 5K Series Corolla, NC 17 August 2022 Lighthouse 5K Series
    Nags Head Village Race Series Nags Head, NC 18 August 2022 Nags Head Village Race Series
    Durham NC parkrun Durham, NC 20 August 2022 Durham NC parkrun
    Lighthouse 5K Series Corolla, NC 24 August 2022 Lighthouse 5K Series
    Durham NC parkrun Durham, NC 27 August 2022 Durham NC parkrun
    Night Nation Run - Raleigh Cary, NC 27 August 2022 Night Nation Run - Raleigh
    McMannen Umc 150th Anniversary Run Durham, NC 27 August 2022 McMannen Umc 150th Anniversary Run
    Lighthouse 5K Series Corolla, NC 31 August 2022 Lighthouse 5K Series
    Durham NC parkrun Durham, NC 3 September 2022 Durham NC parkrun
    Lighthouse 5K Series Corolla, NC 7 September 2022 Lighthouse 5K Series
    Davidson Doozie 5K Lexington, NC 10 September 2022 Davidson Doozie 5K
    Durham NC parkrun Durham, NC 10 September 2022 Durham NC parkrun
    Sunrise Run on the Greenway Morganton, NC 10 September 2022 Sunrise Run on the Greenway
    Never Forget 5K and Lil Engine That Could Fun Run Franklin, NC 10 September 2022 Never Forget 5K and Lil Engine That Could Fun Run
    Lighthouse 5K Series Corolla, NC 14 September 2022 Lighthouse 5K Series
    Merry Go Run Leland, NC 17 September 2022 Merry Go Run
    Durham NC parkrun Durham, NC 17 September 2022 Durham NC parkrun
    Cherokee Harvest 5K Cherokee, NC 17 September 2022 Cherokee Harvest 5K
    Durham NC parkrun Durham, NC 24 September 2022 Durham NC parkrun
    Autumnfest 5K Southern Pines, NC 1 October 2022 Autumnfest 5K
    Durham NC parkrun Durham, NC 1 October 2022 Durham NC parkrun
    Cary Greenways Tour Cary, NC 1 October 2022 Cary Greenways Tour
    Oktoberfest Half Marathon & 5K Asheville, NC 1 October 2022 Oktoberfest Half Marathon & 5K
    Victory Lap 5K Greensboro, NC 1 October 2022 Victory Lap 5K
    Women's Only 5K Greensboro, NC 1 October 2022 Women's Only 5K
    My Kid's Club Railroad Days 5K Selma, NC 1 October 2022 My Kid's Club Railroad Days 5K
    Go Jump in the Lake Boiling Spring Lakes, NC 3 October 2022 Go Jump in the Lake Boiling
    Moonlight Half Marathon Albemarle, NC 5 October 2022 Moonlight Half Marathon
    Durham NC parkrun Durham, NC 8 October 2022 Durham NC parkrun
    Tour de Elvis 5K Albemarle, NC 9 October 2022 Tour de Elvis 5K
    Cupcake Run Raleigh, NC 15 October 2022 Cupcake Run
    Ironclad Half Marathon Kinston, NC 15 October 2022 Ironclad Half Marathon
    Hit the Brixx 10K/5K Greensboro, NC 15 October 2022 Hit the Brixx 10K/5K
    TransformHer 5K Forest City, NC 15 October 2022 TransformHer 5K
    Durham NC parkrun Durham, NC 15 October 2022 Durham NC parkrun
    Cannonball Marathon Greensboro, NC 21 October 2022 Cannonball Marathon
    Emerald Isle Marathon Emerald Isle, NC 22 October 2022 Emerald Isle Marathon
    Hawg Run 5K Lexington, NC 22 October 2022 Hawg Run 5K
    Run Ocean Isle Beach Ocean Isle Beach, NC 22 October 2022 Run Ocean Isle Beach
    Best Dam 5K Badin, NC 22 October 2022 Best Dam 5K
    Bubble Run - Charlotte Concord, NC 22 October 2022 Bubble Run - Charlotte
    Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race - North Carolina Julian, NC 22 October 2022 Rugged Maniac Obstacle Race - North Carolina
    Durham NC parkrun Durham, NC 22 October 2022 Durham NC parkrun
    Foam Glow - Charlotte Concord, NC 22 October 2022 Foam Glow - Charlotte
    HOPE Runs For Recovery 5K - Charlotte Charlotte, NC 24 October 2022 HOPE Runs For Recovery 5K - Charlotte
    Pups & Pastries Cary, NC 24 October 2022 Pups & Pastries Cary, NC
    Little River Bluegrass 5K Pisgah Forest, NC 24 October 2022 Little River Bluegrass 5K
    Running With The Good News 5K Dallas, NC 24 October 2022 Running With The Good News 5K
    Cal Tri Charlotte Troutman, NC 25 October 2022 Cal Tri Charlotte
    Iredell County Special Olympics Ghoulish Gallop Statesville, NC 25 October 2022 Iredell County Special Olympics Ghoulish Gallop
    Amberly Charity 5K Cary, NC 29 October 2022 Amberly Charity 5K
    Durham NC parkrun Durham, NC 29 October 2022 Durham NC parkrun
    NODA Halloween Freaky 5K Charlotte, NC 29 October 2022 NODA Halloween Freaky 5K
    Flat and Fast Rural Hall 5K/10K Rural Hall, NC 29 October 2022 Flat and Fast Rural Hall 5K/10K
    Wine & Dine 3 - 6 - 9 Hour Ultra Mill Spring, NC 29 October 2022 Wine & Dine 3 - 6 - 9 Hour Ultra
    Stanley Creek Massacre Stanley, NC 29 October 2022 Stanley Creek Massacre
    White Zombie 5K Asheville, NC 29 October 2022 White Zombie 5K
    Flight of the Vampire Brevard, NC 29 October 2022 Flight of the Vampire
    Durham NC parkrun Durham, NC 5 November 2022 Durham NC parkrun
    Horneytown - Run for Hospice 5K High Point, NC 5 November 2022 Horneytown - Run for Hospice 5K
    Stars, Stripes, and Strides Cary, NC 5 November 2022 Stars, Stripes, and Strides
    Run with the Cows Stony Point, NC 5 November 2022 Run with the Cows
    City of Oaks Marathon Raleigh, NC 6 November 2022 City of Oaks Marathon
    Mayberry Half Marathon Mt. Airy, NC 12 November 2022 Mayberry Half Marathon
    Charlotte Marathon Charlotte, NC 12 November 2022 Charlotte Marathon
    Durham NC parkrun Durham, NC 12 November 2022 Durham NC parkrun
    Leaves to Leases Cary, NC 12 November 2022 Leaves to Leases
    Battleship Half Marathon Wilmington, NC 13 November 2022 Battleship Half Marathon
    Pinehurst Turkey Trot Half Marathon Pinehurst, NC 19 November 2022 Pinehurst Turkey Trot Half Marathon
    Skinny Turkey Half Marathon Raleigh, NC 24 November 2022 Skinny Turkey Half Marathon
    Running of the Turkeys Greensboro, NC 24 November 2022 Running of the Turkeys
    Wild Turkey Thanksgiving Day 5K Corolla, NC 24 November 2022 Wild Turkey Thanksgiving Day 5K
    Lake Norman Turkey Trot Cornelius, NC 24 November 2022 Lake Norman Turkey Trot
    Turkey Trot Costume Fun Run Cape Carteret, NC 24 November 2022 Turkey Trot Costume Fun Run
    Special Olympics Thanksgiving 5K/10K Statesville, NC 24 November 2022 Special Olympics Thanksgiving 5K/10K
    NTB Gobble Wobble North Topsail Beach, NC 24 November 2022 NTB Gobble Wobble

    About 5k races

    A 5K is the shortest of the common running event distances we review at Runnerclick, consisting of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers).  These events can either be competitive or social, depending on the particular event you are looking into running.  5Ks are the most popular of road running events because of their relatively short distance which allows not only the seasoned runners to run, but novice runners, joggers and people that prefer to participate as walkers in their walking shoes as well.  5Ks are also something fun for families to do together.

    How did we choose the best 5K events in North Carolina?

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event.  Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered.  Other factors included how long the course has been around and the race swag you get at the finish line.  The design and quality of the the medals is another important factor that many runners consider when picking a race.  There are currently 1,412 5K races in the state of North Carolina.  Most of these 5K races are held in April and October with over 200 races in each month.  The months of March, May, June, September and November have over 100 5K races happening.

    What are the best 5K events in Asheville?

    There are many 5K events that take place in the city of Asheville.  Some of these are charity events for fundraising and some are fun runs, but it all comes down to the runners.  One of the most popular 5K racing events in Asheville is the Resolution Run 5K, offering a great way to kick off the new year and kick start your fitness.

     

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  • 10k races
    NameCityDateWebsite
    Moonlight Moonshine 10K Franklin, NC 9 July 2022 Moonlight Moonshine 10K
    Tri-Span 10K & 5K Wilmington, NC 9 July 2022 Tri-Span 10K & 5K
    Cal Tri Raleigh Wake Forest, NC 17 July 2022 Cal Tri Raleigh
    Asheville Half Marathon Asheville, NC 27 August 2022 Asheville Half Marathon
    Sunrise Run on the Greenway Morganton, NC 10 September 2022 Sunrise Run on the Greenway
    Merry Go Run Leland, NC 17 September 2022 Merry Go Run
    Cary Greenways Tour Cary, NC 1 October 2022 Cary Greenways Tour
    Hit the Brixx 10K/5K Greensboro, NC 15 October 2022 Hit the Brixx 10K/5K
    Cal Tri Charlotte Troutman, NC 25 October 2022 Cal Tri Charlotte
    Stanley Creek Massacre Stanley, NC 29 October 2022 Stanley Creek Massacre
    Flat and Fast Rural Hall 5K/10K Rural Hall, NC 29 October 2022 Flat and Fast Rural Hall 5K/10K
    Stars, Stripes, and Strides Cary, NC 5 November 2022 Stars, Stripes, and Strides
    Run with the Cows Stony Point, NC 5 November 2022 Run with the Cows
    City of Oaks Marathon Raleigh, NC 6 November 2022 City of Oaks Marathon
    Mayberry Half Marathon Mt. Airy, NC 12 November 2022 Mayberry Half Marathon
    Battleship Half Marathon Wilmington, NC 13 November 2022 Battleship Half Marathon
    Special Olympics Thanksgiving 5K/10K Statesville, NC 24 November 2022 Special Olympics Thanksgiving 5K/10K
    Skinny Turkey Half Marathon Raleigh, NC 24 November 2022 Skinny Turkey Half Marathon
    Lake Norman Turkey Trot Cornelius, NC 24 November 2022 Lake Norman Turkey Trot

    About 10k races

    A 10K is one of the most common running event distances, consisting of 6.2 (10 kilometers).  These events can either be competitive or more for fun, depending on the particular one you are looking into.  They are twice the distance of the 5K and still relatively short in distance.  Less runners tend to participate than the 5K, but these events still get a lot of not only seasoned runners, but novice runners and joggers in attendance.

    How did we choose the best 10K events in North Carolina?

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event.  Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered.  Other factors included how long the course has been around, the race swag and medals, what runners thought of them and how scenic the course is.  According to Running in the USA, there are 192 10K races with most of these 6.2-mile races being held in April and May.

    What are the best 10K race events in Charlotte?

    As the largest city in the state of North Carolina, Charlotte is a popular location for 10K race events.  There are many half marathon events held in Charlotte.  Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some are fun runs and others are racing events, but it all comes down to the runners.  One of the most notable 10K events in Charlotte is the Hit the Brixx 10K.

    What are the best 10K events in Raleigh?

    Raleigh is a great location for 6.2 mile races.  The 10K events give runners an opportunity to enjoy the historic charm of North Carolina's capital city.  There are many popular 10K races held in Raleigh.  Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some are fun runs and others are racing events, but it all comes down to the runners.  One of the most notable 10K events in Raleigh is the Race for Steak.

    What are the best 10K events in Asheville?

    Asheville is the largest city in Western North Carolina and it is the 11th largest city in the state.  There are many 10K events that take place in the city of Asheville.  Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some are fun runs and others are racing events, but it all comes down to the runners.  One of the most popular 10K racing events in Asheville is the Asheville Hot Chocolate 10K.  This 10K is part of a race series that hosts races in many cities across the USA.

     

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  • Half marathons
    NameCityDateWebsite
    The Scream! Half Marathon Lenoir, NC 9 July 2022 The Scream! Half Marathon
    Asheville Half Marathon Asheville, NC 27 August 2022 Asheville Half Marathon
    Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon Cherokee, NC 17 September 2022 Cherokee Harvest Half Marathon
    Cary Greenways Tour Cary, NC 1 October 2022 Cary Greenways Tour
    Oktoberfest Half Marathon & 5K Asheville, NC 1 October 2022 Oktoberfest Half Marathon & 5K
    Moonlight Half Marathon Albemarle, NC 5 October 2022 Moonlight Half Marathon
    Ironclad Half Marathon Kinston, NC 15 October 2022 Ironclad Half Marathon
    Bull City Race Fest Durham, NC 16 October 2022 Bull City Race Fest
    Cannonball Marathon Greensboro, NC 22 October 2022 Cannonball Marathon
    Run Ocean Isle Beach Ocean Isle Beach, NC 22 October 2022 Run Ocean Isle Beach
    Geyser Growl Half Marathon Black Mountain, NC 22 October 2022 Geyser Growl Half Marathon
    Emerald Isle Marathon Emerald Isle, NC 22 October 2022 Emerald Isle Marathon
    City of Oaks Marathon Raleigh, NC 6 November 2022 City of Oaks Marathon
    Tryon Half Marathon Tryon, NC 12 November 2022 Tryon Half Marathon
    Charlotte Marathon Charlotte, NC 12 November 2022 Charlotte Marathon
    Mayberry Half Marathon Mt. Airy, NC 12 November 2022 Mayberry Half Marathon
    Battleship Half Marathon Wilmington, NC 13 November 2022 Battleship Half Marathon
    Skinny Turkey Half Marathon Raleigh, NC 24 November 2022 Skinny Turkey Half Marathon

    About Half marathons

    A Half Marathon event consists of running 13 miles (21 kilometers) and as the label suggests, is half of a standard Marathon of 26 miles.  The popularity, participants of the half marathon distance, and its events have significantly grown since the early 2000's and they continue to do so, with massive events popping up all over the states.  The growth rate of participants for the half marathon distance is currently higher than that of the full.  According to Running In the USA, there are 89 half marathons in the state of North Carolina.  Most of these half marathons take place in October and November.  There are at least 10 half marathon events held from March to May.  The least popular months for half marathon events in North Carolina are January and August, with 1 event held in each month.

    How did we choose the best Half Marathon events in North Carolina?

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event.  Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered.  Other factors include how long the event has been around, the runner perks and Finisher's Medals, what runners thought of the event and how scenic the 13.1-mile course is.

    What are the best Half Marathon events in Charlotte?

    Charlotte is the largest city in the state of North Carolina, which makes it a popular location for half marathon events.  There are many half marathon events held in Charlotte.  Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some are fun runs and others are racing events, but it all comes down to the runners.  A few of the half marathon events are trail runs.  Some of the notable Half Marathon running events in this populous city include the BB&T Corporate Cup and the Rocktoberfest Half Marathon.

    What are the best Half Marathon events in Raleigh?

    As the capital city of North Carolina, Raleigh is an ideal location for half marathon events.  The city of Raleigh half marathon events offer runners courses that highlight the historic charm of this city. Some of these are charity events for fundraising, some are fun runs and others are racing events, but it all comes down to the runners.  The most notable half marathon event in Raleigh is the Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon.

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  • Marathons
    NameCityDateWebsite
    Operation DRAGONS DANCE Brevard, NC 16 July 2022 Operation DRAGONS DANCE
    Cary Greenways Tour Cary, NC 1 October 2022 Cary Greenways Tour
    Cannonball Marathon Greensboro, NC 22 October 2022 Cannonball Marathon
    Emerald Isle Marathon Emerald Isle, NC 22 October 2022 Emerald Isle Marathon
    City of Oaks Marathon Raleigh, NC 6 November 2022 City of Oaks Marathon
    Charlotte Marathon Charlotte, NC 12 November 2022 Charlotte Marathon

    About Marathons

    Marathon events consist of 26 miles (42 kilometers) and the courses are typically laid out through roads. Starting in the Olympics in the early 1900's, marathons have quickly picked up in popularity and in 2017 there are currently more than 800 events being held in North America, and that number is consistently growing.  Over 90% of these marathons are being held in the United States, with 7%  being held in Canada.  About 72% of these marathons are certified, which means they are Boston Marathon Qualifiers.  September and October are the most popular months for marathon events, with over 100 in each month.

    How did we choose the best Marathon events in North Carolina?

    We checked what events runners looked for the most and we compared statistics on how many runners held interest in any given event.  Feedback left by runners who participated in the course was also considered.  Other factors include how long the event has been around, the runner perks and Finisher's Medals, what runners thought of the event and how scenic the 26.2-mile course is.  All of the marathons described above are Boston qualifiers.

    What are the best marathon events at the North Carolina beaches?

    There are many popular marathon events that give runners a chance to experience the beautiful beaches of North Carolina.  Some of the more notable marathon events include the Carolina Beach Marathon, the Wrightsville Beach Marathon and the Outer Banks Marathon.  All three of these marathon events offer runners a fast and flat course, which is ideal for achieving a marathon PR or Boston Qualifying time.

    What are the best marathon events in Raleigh?

    There are many popular marathon events in the capital city of North Carolina.  As the second largest city in North Carolina and being known for its oak tree lined streets, it is a popular location for running 26.2 miles.  The most popular marathon event in Raleigh is  the Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon.

     

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