Top 5 North Carolina 5Ks

For this week's Ranked!, we decided to pick our six favorite North Carolina 5Ks. The qualifications? A mixture of name, uniqueness, an...



For this week's Ranked!, we decided to pick our six favorite North Carolina 5Ks. The qualifications? A mixture of name, uniqueness, and strangeness. All zombie runs were immediately disqualified as they are the new color runs.

5. Blue Blood Rivalry
Location:
Chapel Hill
Charity: The Special Olympics
The gist: Fans of UNC and Duke are encouraged to run against each other a few hours before the regular season-ending basketball game between the two rivals.

4. April Fools Day 500,000 Centimeter (5K) Classic
Location:
Albemarle
The gist: This one sounds crazy: "The course has taken runners through a house, backyard and garage. Runners have had to dodge water balloons tossed at their feet, freezie pops handed to them at the water stations and more."

3. The Doughman
Location:
Durham
Charity: SEEDS
The gist: Teams of four race. One member from each team must either ride a bike 10 miles, swim, or compete in one of the two-mile-run legs. Along the way, they have to eat meals, which are also timed. It's like a triathlon of competitive eating.

2. Joggin' For Jugs
Location:
King
Charity: American Cancer Society
The gist: Ronda White Patel started Joggin' For Jugs to honor her mother, Sharon C. White, who died in 2008. Although White had ovarian cancer, Joggin' For Jugs is a benefit for breast, prostate, and ovarian cancer.

1. Krispy Kreme Challenge
Location:
Raleigh
Charity: UNC Children's Hospital
The gist: Participants begin at NCSU, run 2.5 miles to downtown, eat a dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts, and then run back to campus without puking.

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