City of Kannapolis

Ramping Up for Final Run Kannapolis Events

September 21, 2015

Kannapolis, N.C. – This year we launched a new initiative, Run Kannapolis, as part of the City’s Discover a Healthy Life brand. Run Kannapolis is a series of seven 5K walks/runs in the City.

We hope that you have been able to participate in one of the Runs. To date we have had 130 people run/walk in two or more of the events. There is still time to participate -we have two runs left – The Nutrithon 5K is October 10 and the Frostbite 5K which is December 19.

Runners/walkers are encouraged to participate in the entire series of races and series awards will be provided to only those who finish at least four events. For those who participate and finish all seven events, there will be special honors.

When you register for one of these events you will automatically be entered into Run Kannapolis. There is no fee for Run Kannapolis. Your entry into the individual races listed above will be used to track your participation. You simply pay the entry fee for each individual event that you want to compete in.

In 2015, Run Kannapolis awards will be provided simply for participating and finishing no less than four events. There are no category awards for age, gender, or series standings/time. The more events you complete the better the prize. Run Kannapolis End-of-Season awards will be presented at a special ceremony in January 2016.

The series will continue in 2016, there will be awards divided among age groups, gender, and series standings/time. Individual 5k events will have their own awards, t-shirts, and prizes.

“We are focusing on getting people involved and motivated to walk/run a 5K. We also want to encourage those who have already been participating in 5Ks to continue their efforts to stay healthy. This is a great opportunity for our community to come together to help charities and help each other get fit,” said Kannapolis Assistant City Manager Eddie Smith.

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