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Bull City Run, Walk, Roll 5K

What: Bull City Run, Walk, Roll 5K

Where: Department of Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, 508 Fulton Street Durham, NC 27705

When: Saturday 6 May 2017 at 8:00 am

The 5K running race is organized by the Durham Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in partnership with the Knights of Columbus and American Legion Auxiliary Unit 175 and benefits veterans served by the Durham VA Health Care System to attend National Veterans Rehab events

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Run for the Ridge 5K

What: Run for the Ridge 5K

Where: Holly Ridge Middle School, 950 Holly Springs Road, Holly Springs, NC 27540

When: Saturday 22 April 2017 at 9:00 am

The 5K running race is organized by HRMS and benefites the HRMS Technology Fund

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Ruck with the Pack

What: Ruck with the Pack

Where: WakeMed Soccer Park, 201 Soccer Park Drive, Cary, NC, 27511

When: Saturday 22 April 2017 at 8:00 am

The event has a 10K and a 5K running race organized by NC State Army ROTC and benefits Stand By the Wounded.

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Cary Road Race

What: Cary Road Race

Where: Koka Booth Amphitheatre, 8003 Regency Parkway, Cary, NC, 27518

When: Saturday 8 April 2017 at 8:30 am

The event has a 10K and 5K running race and is organized by the Town of Cary

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Cupid Run

What: Cupid Run

Where: Knightdale Station Park, North First Avenue, Knightdale, NC, 27545

When: Saturday 11 February 2017 at 9:30 am

This USATF certified 5K race is organised by the Town of Knightdale

 

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2016 Driving Review

Cars and Coffee in Morrisville and Wake Forest:

Cars and Coffee is a monthly car show and social event where anyone can bring their car or truck to display to others and socialize with like minded enthusiasts. There are two monthly events in the area, Cars and Coffee Morrisville held at the Morrisville Outlet Mall on the first Saturday and Cars and Coffee Wake Forest held at the Gateway Commons Shopping Center on the fourth.

Car Shows:

The North Carolina International Auto Expo has many new cars for enthusiasts to see and touch. The annual event is held in February at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

There are a few car shows for owners and enthusiasts of older cars held in the area during the summer. The cars in multiple classes are judged with the best receive prizes. The shows include: The Wake Forest Charity Car Show in downtown Wake Forest on the 11th of June, The Capital City Cruisers Truck, Car and Bike Show held at Char-Grill in Garner on the 20th of August, The Labor Day Weekend Car, Truck & Bike Show held at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Durham on the 3rd of September. Classic Car Show held at Custom Brick & Supply Company in Raleigh on the 17th of September and the Creedmoor Car Show on Main Street in Creedmoor also on the 17th of September.

Autocross:

The Tarheel Sports Car Club held a Solo II (Autocross) event for competitors to drive their own cars one at a time through a course of cones laid out in a large parking lot at the Cary Towne Center on the 17th of September.

Car Racing:

The two race tracks in the area held multiple races on weekend nights. Wake County Speedway in Raleigh had Friday Night Racing on weekends from June until September. At each event there was races for Late Models/Chargers, Mini-Stocks/UCARS, Legends, Bandoleros and Bombers. There were also races for the Southern Ground Pounders, Eastern USAC Midgets and Southern Modifieds. Orange County Speedway in Rougemont had Saturday Night Racing on weekends from April until October. At each event there were races for Late Models, Limited, Pure Stock, Street Stock and Super Mini trucks. On alternating events there were Grand American Modifieds and Mod 4 races. There was also a Southern Ground Pounders race.

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North Carolina Highway 751

State of North Carolina Highway 751 is part country road and suburban street that connects US Highway 64 west of Apex, NC with US Highway 70 Business in Durham, NC. The southern part of NC 751 is a two lane country highway lined with houses and sections of forest as seen in the picture below.

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In idea weather, opening the windows and sunroof or putting the top down is fun to do on this part of the road. The country highway crosses White Oak Creek just before it empties into Jordan Lake and the lake itself after Northeast Creek empties into the lake.

As the road enters Durham County and crosses Interstate 40, bike lanes for cycling are added, house become apartments and businesses appear. The country becomes suburbia and the road gains a few lanes in each direction. After many blocks, the two lane street returns as it continues into tree lined suburban neighborhoods of south Durham with sidewalks for running.

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The street widens again near Duke University, in the picture above, as it passes campus buildings and a parking deck. The highway goes underneath US 501, enters the scenic Duke Forest and crosses into Orange County just before the highway ends at the US 70 Business intersection.

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Falls Lake State Recreation Area – Beaverdam

Run or bike on the trails and swim or boat on the water at Falls Lake State Recreation Area – Beaverdam. The North Carolina owned area has a shoreline on the enormous 12,000 acre man made reservoir. It has seven access areas including Beaverdam located off Creedmoor Road, NC Highway 50, north of the lake.

Mountain bikers have six and a half miles of beginning or intermediate trails over three loop trails as well as a separate six and a half mile trail for advanced riders.img_1952There is a short loop in the center of the area and an out and back Duck Cove Trail along the lake that can be used for trail running.

For those interested in the water, there is a beach with a roped off section for swimmers

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that can be seen in the picture above. Next to it is a boat ramp for trailers to place a boat in and take it out of the water.

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Harris Lake County Park

Run by the lake, ride on the mountain bike trail or float in your boat at Harris Lake County Park. The mostly wooded 680 acre park is on a peninsula in a man made lake is leased by Wake County. Its located off New Hill Holleman Road in New Hill, NC southwest of Apex.

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For trail runners, there is Peninsula Trail, as seen in the above photo, that follows the lake shore for most of the four and a half mile loop.

The Hog Run Trail is a separate dedicated Mountain Biking trail with three sections for beginners, intermediates and advanced riders.

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For mountain bikers who want to improve their skills, there a course with a variety of challenges beyond what is in the above photo.

For people who want to get out on the lake there are two areas to put your boat into the water. One area is for boats that fit on top of you car, seen below, and another separate the boat landing area for larger vessels.

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OMA: Turkey Leg 5K

What: Turkey Leg 5K

Where: Knightdale Station Park, 810 North First Avenue, Knightdale, NC 27545

When: Thursday 24 November 2016 at 8:30 am

This 5K running race is presented by the Town of Knightdale.

OMA is a series of posts to make you aware of running, cycling or driving events that are One Month Away so you can register and prepare.

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