It's 5K Season in the Triad


Image courtesy of Young Life Greensboro

Now that it's spring, 5K events are popping up everywhere. I have several friends and a few family members who love to participate in these endurance activities. Some participate for the health benefits. Some for the feeling of accomplishment. Some just love to run or walk. After manning Piedmont Parent booths at several local events, I can see why people love to participate. The events are fun, with warm-ups, vendors, prizes and other activities. Entire families can participate, whether running, walking or cheering on the runners and walkers. And everyone seems to feel great afterward.

Many 5Ks offer more than a physical challenge and prizes. They also offer an opportunity to raise awareness and money. On Saturday, folks in and around Greensboro will come together and join campers to raise money for summer camp by participating in the 2nd Annual Young Life 5K Fun Run and Fundraiser.

Young Life Greensboro's summer camp will be held at Crooked Creek Ranch. The venue offers go carts, hiking, swimming, horseback riding, par 3 golf, a ropes course, a variety of sports and more. But affording camp can be difficult for some. This fundraiser offers campers an opportunity to raise money for their summer camp tuition. In addition, the broader community can also raise money to help teens and their families afford camp. 

Piedmont Parent will be at the Young Life 5K with this month's magazine, some freebies and an opportunity for you and your family to register for the 2016 Fit Family Challenge. So come out to Fleet Feet Sports in Greensboro this weekend, support teens and their aspirations to attend summer camp and stop by the Piedmont Parent booth and say hello. 

More Family-Friendly 5Ks Coming Up in the Triad

Recre8 5K Run/Walk, Burlington, April 16

Mebane Dogwood Festival 5K, Mebane, April 22

3 2 1 Deacon Dash for Down Syndrome, Winston-Salem, April 30

Go Far 5K & Fun Run, High Point, May 7

Tuxedo Trot Run for the Penguins 5K, Greensboro, May 21

Run Wild 5K, Asheboro, June 4

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