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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Not So Normal 5K + Weekend Activities

If you're local to the Triad area and you love to run, you must check out this awesome 5k.

The Not So Normal 5K + Weekend: Carrboro and Chapel Hill Family-Friendly Festivities

The Not So Normal 5K + Weekend is a three-day celebration of community and philanthropy kicking off on September 12th. There is a family-friendly lineup of activities in Carrboro and Chapel Hill culminating with a festive 5K race and outdoor country music concert that Sunday

They have date nights for parents with babysitting options, pajama parties for kids, and a variety of ways for the community to raise money for local charities while having fun!  The best part, unlike other races, 100 percent of proceeds from all 5K registration fees goes directly to nonprofits

Here is a break down of family-friendly events that will be happening:

o   Friday and Saturday Night (Sept. 12 and 13): 
Kids’ parties each night, babysitting options, restaurant specials, comedy shows, outdoor movie and a Carrboro Art Walk, “Meet the Merchants.”

o   Sunday Morning (Sept. 14):

 The Not So Normal 5K race…well, not quite 5K. We shortened to 2.95 miles to make it flatter and a little easier. Why? Because it’s not so normal! Active families will run or walk this fun run, and strollers are welcome on the course. Registration is just $25 and all proceeds go directly to charity. Participants are also asked to bring one book for Book Harvest and/or two canned goods for local food distribution organizations, TABLE and PORCH.

Kids' races, obstacles, face painting and tons of family-fun activities. Children 8 and under are free!

o   Sunday Night (Sept. 14): 
Frankie Ballard Live Presented by 94.7 QDR and The Not So Normal 5K + Weekend. 
Hosted at University Mall in Chapel Hill, the outdoor concert will feature rising country music star Frankie Ballard, and opening acts Casey JamersonStereosparks and The BuzzTown Band, and DSI Comedy Theater getting the crowd ready to rock. 

The concert benefits The ArtsCenterNC Children’s Promise and Kidzu Children’s Museum. Tickets are $9.47 and can be purchased online here.

 The Not So Normal 5K + Weekend, presented by Mom in Chapel Hill, celebrates community with a little music and exercise thrown in! It was created by stay-at-home dad, Jay Radford.  It’s anything but average! A full weekend of fundraising for local nonprofits, enjoying time in your community and great 5k. 

Sign up or learn more by visiting, www.notsonormal5k.com!

If you decide to come out, comment below so we can meet up!  Elise and I will be running (with our strollers) and we would love to cheer for you or run alongside you!


  1. This sounds like such an amazing event!



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