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List: Triangle area 5Ks

Posted January 26, 2016
Updated February 1, 2016

Thousands of runners came out on early Saturday morning to participate in the 11th Annual Krispy Kreme Challenge on February 14th, 2015 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Participants ran from North Carolina State University's Bell Tower to a Krispy Kreme to consume numerous donuts, and then run back to the bell tower. (Photo By: Lexi Baird / WRAL Contributor)

— I'm not a runner. I like to do run/walks on the treadmill or through the park, but I'm not capable of doing a half-marathon. Maybe with some training, but my cap is 4 miles - a far cry from 13.1.

But I love 5Ks. The best thing about a 5K is that trained runners and regular people like us can enjoy them. It's a manageable distance - 3.1 miles. It's a great way to burn some calories and you don't have to run the entire time. You can even walk the whole thing if you want.

Here are a few 5Ks coming up in the Triangle area:

Feb. 6: Krispy Kreme Challenge (Raleigh) - Wear a fun costume and run 3.1 miles, stopping halfway to eat a dozen donuts. You don't have to eat the donuts

Feb. 6 - Carolina Fever - Fight Cancer 5K (Chapel Hill)

Feb. 6: I Heart 5K (Clayton)

Feb. 13: Alpha Phi Omega's Table 5K (Chapel Hill)

Feb. 13: Chocolate 5K (Durham)

Feb. 13: Cupid Run (Knightdale)

Feb. 14: Run for the Roses 5K (Raleigh)

Feb. 20: Cupid's Undie Run (Raleigh)

Feb. 27: ZTA Franklin 5K (Chapel Hill)

March 4: Glowalina (Chapel Hill)

March 5: American Cancer Society 5K (Raleigh)

March 5: Dog Days 5K (Raleigh)

March 5: {{a href="event-15275490"}}Florence Forth 10K/5K (Durham)

March 5: Get Your Rear in Gear (Raleigh)

March 5: KE Caring Community 5K (Chapel Hill)

March 5: St. Paul Village 5K (Chapel Hill)

March 12: Sola Hot Mini 5K (Raleigh)

March 19: 3D Me Family Fun Walk and Run 5K (RTP)

March 19: Apex Kiwanis 5K (Apex)

March 19: Crush Colorectal Cancer 5K (Durham)

March 19: Ella's Race (Raleigh)

March 19: St. Paddy's 8K and Kilt Run (Raleigh)

April 9: Rock 'n' Roll Raleigh 5K (Raleigh)


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