Posts Tagged ‘North Carolina’

Charlotte Hornets Return Home

Charlotte-Hornets_new_logoAs the 2014-2015 NBA season gets underway, North Carolinians are celebrating not only the return of basketball season, but the return of the Charlotte Hornets to their home. In 2002, the city lost their beloved team to New Orleans, giving them the Charlotte Bobcats in 2004. The only problem with this new team was that they had none of the history of the Hornets. When the New Orleans team announced it would be renamed as the New Orleans Pelicans, the Hornets name was returned home with its records and official history. Continue reading “Charlotte Hornets Return Home” »

5 Unique 5k Races

A few of my running buddies and I are going to run a Color Run 5k this summer, where runners wear white outfits and are bombarded by color dust throughout the run, so that by the end each participant is a sweaty rainbow. It sounds like a ton of fun and it has me thinking- what other crazy runs are out there? So I did a bit of research and here are 5 of the craziest, most fun races in existence today.

1. The Runyon

This unique 5k takes places entirely within Yankee Stadium in New York. Runners travel through concourses, ramps, and a whole lot of stairs before they do a victory lap on the field’s warning track. Start times are staggered, but this still ends up being a pretty tight fit for the 4,000 participants. Even so, this race is a very cool experience for baseball fans. Proceeds go to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

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