Pittsboro, NC – Regular readers of this space know I love the great outdoors and the active lifestyle. Well, I’m taking my game up a notch as a sponsor of the 5th annual Briar Chapel 5K.
Briar Chapel 5K
The Briar Chapel 5K takes place on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 9:30 AM.
Registration is $20 and includes a locally-made, organic cotton t-shirt. Plus, there are refreshments after the race from local vendors.
Proceeds benefit the Abundance Foundation, whose purpose is to increase public awareness of sustainable energy usage and local food consumption.
Awards will be presented to the top 3 overall men and women and top 3 men and women in each age group. The 5K will be followed by a kids’ run.
Running a 5K
I’m not ready for a marathon, but a 5K is just 3.1 miles. It’s a great way to challenge yourself if you are new to running or just want a little fresh air and some exercise.
This year, the course at Briar Chapel has been changed to eliminate a bit of a hill at the end of the race. What that means is a pleasant run on a mild spring morning through the Triangle’s largest green community.
I’m thrilled to be an event sponsor this year. Come out and run with me!
Earth Day is Monday, April 22, 2013, so this 5K can be considered part of the celebration.
Lots of other Earth Day activities in Chatham and across the Triangle. Maybe I’ll blog more about it as info comes in. If you know a local Earth Day event, send me an email.
5th Annual Briar Chapel 5K
Saturday, April 20, 2013
16 Windy Knoll Circle
Chapel Hill, NC
Photo by Ryan Litwiller.