As summer break winds down and the kids start complaining about the prospect of going back to school, you might think seriously about making a run for it. You can do exactly that when you sign up for the Back to School Bash 5K / 1K Fun Run on Saturday, August 25. This race is sponsored by the Optimist Club of Greenville and raises money for some great causes – so your need for speed will do some good. Proceeds go toward Pitt County Scholarships, Pitt County Childhood Cancer Campaign, and the Ronald McDonald House.
Sign up today through August 23 for the 5K or the virtual run for $25, or for the 1K for $15. Prices go up after that date, so hurry and secure your spot.
Looking for more good reasons to run? There are plenty of 5Ks, 10Ks, fun runs, and other races that take place year-round in and around Greenville. Whether you’re a snail’s pace walker, a steady jogger, or a speed demon, you’ll hit your stride in one of these events:
- WSE Titan UP 5K This 5K and 1-mile fun run takes to the streets of Goldsboro, NC, on September 8 and benefits Wane School of Engineering PTO General Fund to support school activities and programs.
- The Anchor Run This Greenville 5K and 1-mile run is set for September 9. Join this third annual race to help Team Georgia, Inc., raise money for local charities that support families battling childhood cancer.
- CareNet Hope 5K Featuring a 10K, a 5K, and a 1-mile race option, this event takes place in Greenville on September 15. Proceeds go toward CareNet Counseling East’s efforts to highlight mental health awareness.
- Colors 4 Cancer Choose to run a 10K, a 5K, or 1 mile at this race in New Bern on September 22. Proceeds benefit Journey of Hope Cancer Support Center, a nonprofit organization helping locals coping with the emotional, physical, and psychological effects of cancer.
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