North Carolina Jerk Fest @ West Point on the Eno
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Jerk, a Jamaican cooking style where meat is dry-rubbed and marinated in a hot spice mixture, is the focus of this fourth annual event at West Point on the Eno. Run in the 5K, compete in the jerk wing eating contest (or cook off) and kick back Caribbean-style at the post-race party with live music, drinks, giveaways, games and plenty of food.

25th Anniversary Alzheimer’s Triangle Walk and 5/10K Run – A Celebration of Hope @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
Sep 30 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

AlzNC Triangle Walk and Run benefits and supports caregivers and their families in North Carolina. Registration for the Triangle AlzNC Walk and Run is now open. Festivities will kick-off at 8:00am. for the 25th Anniversary – Celebration of Hope, which will include interactive education, lawn games, kids activities, pet therapy, live music, food and a raffle following the 5/10K. Dogs are welcome.

Alzheimer’s North Carolina is dedicated to providing education, support and services for individuals with dementia, their families, healthcare professionals and the general public while raising awareness and funding for research of a cause, treatment, prevention and a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Support and participation in AlzNC Walk and Run will help to continue the mission to assist North Carolinians and their families living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. To register for the walk or run or to see the schedule of events visit

Positive Impact for Kids 5K presented by Duke Health @ Southern Community Park
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm

My name is Leanne Joyce and I am the 18-year-old President of the 501(c)(3) Positive Impact for Kids. I have raised over $100,000 and purchase items from pediatric hospital wish lists to improve the hospital experience for children and teens.

The Chapel Hill Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Office are partnering with Positive Impact for Kids to facilitate our second annual 5K (walk/run) fundraiser and Chase the Chief Fun Run for kids. Chief Chris Blue of the Chapel Hill Police Department will give the kids (age 12 and under) a one minute head start and then race them in a clock timed one mile run. All pre-registered fun run participants will receive a prize!

Top prizes will be presented to the 5K first, second, and third place male and female by Fleet Feet and Omega Sports. The 5K will start at 1pm and the fun run will start at 2:15pm. The 5K will be professionally chip timed and managed by Cardinal Race Services.

All proceeds will benefit Duke Children’s Hospital and UNC Children’s Hospital.