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Runners gather at the start of the multiple Running for Green events in 2017.

Running and triathlon events go on throughout the year in the Lake Norman area. Here’s a look at what’s left for 2019:

March 30

Christina Latini Memorial 8K

What: Event honors Christina Latini, who died of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart) the day before she was to take her first communion. Her parents created a non-profit organization called Operation Sweet Tooth, which raises funds and collects toys, personal items and school supplies for local children who are sick, impoverished, displaced, homeless “or just need their spirits lifted.”

When: 8 a.m.

Where: St. Mark Catholic Church, 14750 Stumptown Road, Huntersville

Cost: 8K is $35 through March 29, $40 on day of race; 2-mile walk is $15 through March 29, $20 on race day

Information and registration: latinimemorial8k.racesonline.com


April 6

RACE for the North 5K

What: The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Community Partnerships and Family Engagement Department, along with the Northwest and Northeast Learning Communities, hosts the second annual 5K fundraiser for RACE (Running to Assist Communities in Education) to support students, teachers and families.

When: 8:30 a.m.

Where: J.M. Alexander Middle School, 12010 Hambright Road, Huntersville

Cost: $25 for adults, $15 for CMS teachers; free for ages 5 and younger (registration ends April 3)

Information and registration: runsignup.com/Race/NC/Huntersville/RACEfortheNorth5K


April 13

Light Up the Night 5K

What: Outfitted in day-glow colors, accessories and glow sticks, runners and walkers will pass through special black-light zones along the race route, creating vivid electric colors in this glow-in-the-dark event benefiting Present Age Ministries. A DJ will play music after the race.

When: 8:30 p.m.

Where: GoPro Motorplex, 130 Motorplex Drive, Mooresville

Cost: $39.99 for adults, $29.99 for ages 8 and younger

Information and registration: lightupthenight5k.com


Jogging for Jugs 5K

What: Event benefits Sharon White Foundation, which supports women in central and western North Carolina who have lost their hair due to gynecological cancer. The organization works closely with local wig boutiques to provide a private setting for patients to choose a new wig.

When: 8 a.m.

Where: Downtown Mooresville

Cost: $25

Information and registration: www.raceentry.com/joggin-for-jugs-5k/race-information


St. James Elementary School Royal Run 5K

What: Proceeds will go to St. James to support programming and buy supplies throughout the school year.

When: 8:30 a.m.

Where: St. James Elementary, 1774 St. James Church Road, Denver

Cost: $25 for 5K run, $20 for 5K walk (not timed), $15 for 1-mile fun run, free Kids Dash

Information and registration: runsignup.com/Race/Events/NC/Denver/StJamesElementarySchoolRoyalRun5k


April 27

Family Fun Puzzle Run

What: The fourth annual Family Fun Puzzle Run helps raise funds for the Autism Society of North Carolina, as 100 percent of race proceeds support this group.

When: 8 a.m.

Where: NorthCross Shopping Center, Sam Furr Road at Statesville Road, Huntersville

Cost: $25

Information and registration: racesonline.com/events/family-fun-puzzle-run/registration


May 4

VermilliRUN

What: This 5K run/walk through the streets of the Vermillion community honors Brian Bowman, a member of the Vermillion community who died of bone cancer in 2014. All proceeds from the race will benefit Hinds’ Feet Farm, which is dedicated to serving people living with brain injury through unique programs, education, outreach and advocacy.

When: 9 a.m.

Where: 13910 Cinnabar Place, Huntersville

Cost: $25

Information and registration: www.vermillirun.com


Timmy Belcher Memorial Rainbow Kidz Ride & Run

What: Includes 5K, 10K and 1-mile fun runs; and 10-mile, 35-mile and 60-mile cycling routes. All routes begin and end at Western Avenue Baptist Church in Statesville. Proceeds will support Rainbow Kidz, a pediatric program of Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County.

When: 8 a.m.

Where: 1206 Museum Road, Statesville

Cost: $25 for 5K and 10K, $35 for bike rides

Information and registration: www.bikesignup.com/Race/NC/Statesville/TimmyBelcherMemorialRainbowKidzRideRun


May 5

Lake Norman Half Marathon and 5K

What: The second annual event runs through neighborhoods at The Point and along the lake on “one of the fastest courses in the Charlotte area.” Proceeds support the Mooresville Soup Kitchen.

When: Half-marathon at 7:30 a.m., 5K at 7:45 a.m.

Where: 128 Vestal Drive, Mooresville

Cost: $80 for half marathon until May 1, $35 for 5K until May 1

Information and registration: runsignup.com/Race/NC/Mooresville/LakeNormanHalfMarathon5K


May 11

The Khaleda Run and Butterfly Release

What: This 5K, 10K and fun run will benefit BlindSight, an organization committed to changing lives through vision and learning by establishing self-sustaining eye clinics for underserved populations and to “empower individuals to fulfill their personal vision through learning and literacy programs domestically and abroad.”

When: 10K at 8 a.m., 5K at 8:15 p.m., Kids Fun Run at 9 a.m., Butterfly Release at 9:30 a.m.

Where: 7547 Waterside Loop Road, Denver

Cost: $40 for 10K, $30 for 5K, $10 for Kids Fun Run

Information and registration: runsignup.com/Race/NC/denver/TheKhaledaRun


May 18

Heroes 5K Run-Family Fun Walk

What: Event on Armed Services Day benefits recreational and post-traumatic stress disorder programs at W.G. Hefner VA Medical Center in Salisbury. Hosted by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 21.

When: 9 a.m.

Where: Veterans Park, 101 Huntersville-Concord Road, Huntersville

Cost: $25

More information: runsignup.com/Race/NC/Huntersville/HEROES5kRunandFamilyFunWalk


May 25

Camo Up Memorial Day 5K

What: Race begins and finishes in downtown Mooresville and benefits the Welcome Home Veterans museum at Richard’s Coffee Shop.

When: May 25

Where: Richard’s Coffee Shop, 165 N. Main St., Mooresville

Cost: $30

Information and registration: localraces.com/events/mooresville-nc/camo-up-5k-run-walk


May 27

Memorial Day Pancake Run/Walk

What: Bring the family for a fun run/walk on the greenway, then enjoy pancakes and orange juice. All paces are welcome in this untimed run.

When: 8 a.m.

Where: Fleet Feet Sports 16620 Cranlyn Road, Huntersville

Cost: Free

More information: www.fleetfeet.com/s/huntersville/retail/memorial-day-pancake-run


June 22

Latta Enduro Sprint

What: This triathlon includes two 375-meter swim segments, two 10K bike segments and three 2K run segments. Must be a USA Triathlon member to participate.

When: 7 a.m.

Where: Latta Plantation Nature Center, 6211 Sample Road, Huntersville

Cost: $65 for individual, $115 for relay team

Information and registration: www.trisignup.com/Race/NC/Huntersville/LattaSuperSprint


July 4

Run White & Blue

What: Distances of 7.4 miles, 7.4 kilometers and a kids’ distance are offered at this inaugural event. Proceeds go to American Legion Post 321 in Huntersville; Combat Flags, a Davidson-based program aimed at preventing suicide by veterans; and the Mecklenburg County Firefighters Burned Children’s Fund.

When: 7:30 a.m.

Where: The Park at Huntersville, 13420 Reese Blvd., Huntersville

Cost: $35 for 7.4 miles, $25 for 7.4 kilometers, $15 for fun run

Information and registration: localraces.com/events/huntersville-nc/run-white-and-blue


Sept. 14

Run for Green

What: The 5K, 10K and half-marathon benefit the Davidson Lands Conservancy, which works to preserve undeveloped land in the Davidson area.

When: 7:30 a.m.

Where: Village Green, downtown Davidson

Cost: $20 for 5K, $40 for 10K, $50 for half-marathon

Information and registration: runsignup.com/Race/NC/Davidson/RunForGreen


Sept. 15

Ramblin’ Rose Women’s Triathlon

What: Women’s triathlon includes 250-yard pool swim, 9-mile bike and 2-mile run segments. Participants must be USA Triathlon members.

When: 8 a.m.

Where: Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics, 11725 Verhoeff Drive, Huntersville

Cost: $75 through May 31; relay $150 through May 31

Information and registration: ramblinroseevents.com/charlotte-tour-home/charlotte-race-info


Nov. 9

Home for Our Heroes 5K

What: Proceeds go to the Statesville Veterans Heroes House, which is dedicated to feeding, housing and retraining homeless veterans to help them regain control of their lives.

When: 9 a.m.

Where: St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church, 134 Talbert Pointe Drive, Mooresville

Cost: $25

Information and registration: localraces.com/events/mooresville-nc/home-for-our-heroes-5k


Toliy Givens Memorial 5K

What: In memory of former Lincoln Charter School cross country runner Toliy Givens, the event benefits the New Horizons for Children Scholarship Fund. The race will be on the Lincoln Charter cross country course, which has varied terrain, a half-mile of pavement, some moderate hills and wooded trails.

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Lincoln Charter School, 7834 Galway Lane, Denver

Cost: $20

Information and registration: runsignup.com/Race/Events/NC/Denver/LincolnCharter5k


Nov. 28

Lake Norman Turkey Trot Festival

What: This annual Thanksgiving morning tradition benefits the Green Beret Foundation. The first 1,000 runners registered get a long-sleeved race shirt.

When: 10K at 7:15 a.m., 5K at 8:30 a.m.

Where: Gold’s Gym, 20420 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius

Information: www.epicsportsmarketing.com/our-races/lake-norman-turkey-trot

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