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Paddle, Pedal, and Plod

Edenton, NC
This is the second annual Edenton Optimist Sprint Triathlon. This race benefits the Devine Intervention Cancer Fund. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the patients and families of cancer victims. This race is unique in the that it is a Kayak, Bike and Run event. The first leg begins at the Edenton Harbour entrance next to the historic Roanoke River Light House. The shotgun start is at 8:30 am. The first leg leaves the break water and proceeds across Edenton harbor where an historic Civil War battle was fought. Coast Guard and Sherriffs rescue response teams as well as a pace boat will ensure a safe passage. The distance is 2 K and finishes at the Pembroke Marina where you transition to your bikes. There will be monitors (7am to Noon) on site to care for your bikes and kayaks. The bike ride will be around 21 k mostly on flat terrain through beautiful farm country, leading into historic downtown Edenton. The course will be marked and maps are available. The end of the bike portion will be at Queen Annes Park(211 E. Water St) The run portion (5 K) will leave Queen Annes Park and will cross over the creek and procede through Historic Hayes Plantation and return the same way to the finish line at Queen Annes Park. Helmets are required for the bike portion and approved floatation device for the kayak portion.

Registration on line or email Pre registration and check in May 15th at Watermans Restaurant on Broad street. Registration the Day of the event will be at the light house.

This race will be a hand timed, best overall time, individual legs will not be timed. There will be live music!!!

Ashley Kent, 843-758-0933

Share the Glow IGNITE True Value 5k Run/Walk

Bath, North Caroline
Night run/walk in the beautiful historic town of Bath to benefit the Ignite Student Conference. Timing and scoring by East Carolina Road Racing with shoe clips. Entry fee is $25 ($30 after April 5th). Quality t-shirt included with entry fee. Register before April 24th to assure shirt size.

Register at or East Carolina Road Racing at

Jennifer Taylor

Gull Run

Bath, North Carolina
Join the Beaufort County Community College Gulls on the Run for the Inaugural Gull Run 5K race held in conjunction with Gullfest, BCCC's Spring Festival

Michele Mayo, 252-940-6233.

Walking For Diabetes

422 Lexington St. Rocky Mount, NC 27801
Educate the public concerning this critical health issue that impact people of all walks of life. Diabetes can be a Challenge!
Diabetes can be Controlled!
Learning more Helps!
Let's walk together to help change your diabetes!!

Belinda Wilkins

Walk MS: Modern Automotive Greenville, NC presented by Biogen Idec

100 E 1st St, Greenville, NC 27858
Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other - a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we've made and to show the power of our connections. When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than people living with MS in our community.

Please join us on April 25, 2015 as we fight for the cure!
Town Commons - 100 E 1st St, Greenville, NC 27858
Registration 9:00am – Start 10:00am

Please contact Emily Silva for more information.

Modern Automotive serves as the title sponsor of Walk MS in the Greater Carolinas. Register now, connect with others and start fundraising today!

Please contact Emily Silva for more information.

Run With George

Tryon Palace, New Bern
The New Bern Preservation Foundation and the Tryon Palace are working with the community to commemorate George Washington's visit to New Bern in 1791. This celebration will highlight New Bern's historical heritage and will bring the community together around the unifying figure of our First President and leading founding father.

Among the highlights, is a new race certified by the US Track Association. It will be a 5K and 10 mile race routed through several of New Bern's historical neighborhoods. The run will begin at Tryon Palace and end at the North Carolina History Center.
Check out these links for more details!

Lori Favre

Run the Bridge 10K 5K One Mile Fun Run to benefit the Semper Fi Fund

New Bridge Middle School, Jacksonville, NC
A road race to benefit the Semper Fi Fund. Hand-cycle, Wheelchair, and runner/walker divisions

Christine Ingraham

Pirate Nurse 5K

600 Moye Blvd, Greenville, NC
Get your running shoes ready! All proceeds from this race, organized by the East Carolina University College of Nursing, benefit nursing students through the ECU Nursing Senior Class Scholarship Fund and the Linda Pynn Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Fund.

Runners and walkers are welcome to enjoy the course, which traverses the ECU Health Sciences Campus. Individual Registration: $25, ECU Student Registration: $15 (discount taken during online registration process), Kids' Fun Run (ages 3-8): Free but registration is required.

Costumes, Candy and Color me Undead 5k family fun run

100 recreation lane Jacksonville nc 28546
This is a family friendly fun walk/ run, come in costume , come as a zombie, come as you are bring a trick or treat bag for the candy stations there will be 4 color station dousing people in color, at the candy station candy will pe passed out. If you want zombies to chase you and take your flag let us know. this is what you want it to be. Fun for all. Stroller friendly children 4 and under no charge. CCC2014 coupon code good until 10/10/2014 $5.00 off this event is raising money for Special Olympics Onslow County. Registration is online at

Dawn McCullen

Hershey’s Track and Field Program

Apr 22, 2014 --

New Bern High School
The New Bern Parks and Recreation Department is beginning registration for our Hershey’s Track and Field Program. Boys and Girls ages 9 to 14 can participate. We will be hosting a local meet in June at New Bern High School. Winners will advance to the Eastern Region Meet to be held in June in Havelock N.C. First practice meets on April 22nd for participants to prepare for their events.

Some of the events include: 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, standing broad jump and softball throw. Parents may sign up their child at the West New Bern Recreation Center, located at: 1225 Pine Tree and pay a $5.00 fee.

Parents may also download the form from and bring it to the center.

For more information please contact Gus Hill at 639-2908.

Reasons to Run 5K Run/Walk

May 10, 2014 8:30 am

Bond Park, Cary, NC
This is a family event for runners and walkers. All proceeds will go directly to "7 Billion Reasons", a global non-profit organization, currently working to share the love of Jesus Christ among impoverished children in Busia, Uganda. 7 Billion Reasons is in the early stages of developing a community campus that will include a Christian school, a medical clinic, a church, and farmland. The goal of this 5k is to raise money to assist with the purchase of the land and the initial building phase. Check-in will take place at the Kiwanis Shelter at Bond Park in Cary. The 5k is on a certified course traversing various trails. The race will NOT be timed but prizes will be awarded for the top 5 male and top 5 female finishers. There will be a shorter course for children and even a bounce house. Check-in will begin at 7:30am and the race will start at 8:30am. See more at:

Lori Kanode


Feb 24, 2014 - Mar 2, 2014 --

Feb 24: Succulent Seafood Series- The Aquarium once again teams up with top restaurants to dish up recipes and tips on selecting and preparing fresh, seasonal, local seafood. Succulent Seafood sessions are scheduled for selected Mondays and occasionally other days of the week at 2 p.m. Aquarium staff members share information on the life cycles and habitats of featured seafood species.

Chefs provide favorite recipes and insights on preparing finfish, shellfish and crustaceans. A taste test of the featured dish tops off each gathering. Succulent Seafood is for ages 12 and up; $15 per person, per session. Advance registration is required. Feb. 2: Clawson's Restaurant- Beaufort, Feb. 24: Island Grille- Atlantic Beach, Mar. 3: Amos Mosquitos- Atlantic Beach & Mar. 17: Island Grille- Atlantic Beach. Call 252-247-4003 for more information

Feb 24-Mar 1: Art from the Heart- Sponsored by the Arts Council of Carteret County, this three-week exhibition and sale of original, innovative and traditional works by area artists occurs each year in mid-February, with an opening reception on Friday, Feb.14 from 5:30-7:30. The reception is free and open to the public. Combined with an annual exhibit of work by area school children, this exhibition is a great opportunity for art lovers to view and buy original oils and acrylics; water media; photography and computer generated art; glass, stone, fiber arts and other three-dimensional artwork; pastels and drawings; and mixed media. Proceeds benefit the artists and the Arts Council. The show is open 7 days a week through March 1.

Location: Morehead Plaza, 3000 Arendell Street, Morehead City, just west of Lowes Food Store. Gallery Hours: Mon - Wed: 10:00 am - 6 pm, Thus - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm For more information go to the ACCC's website at or call 252-726-9156

Feb 27: Book Fair- 7 am to 4 pm at Carteret General Hospital (1st floor, birthing center) 3500 Arendell Street, Morehead City. Event sponsored by the gift gallery and benefits patient care.

Feb 28: Taste of Core Sound- Every winter the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center in Harkers Island gathers to celebrate the a wonderful winter menu of stewed oysters, duck and rutabaga, scallop fritters, stewed beef and taters, collards and sweet potatoes, light rolls, homemade pie ... the list goes on ...

Wine & cheese begins at 6, dinner at 7, program at 8 ... There will be music, and good friends, a silent auction, a live auction, and a great time "at the end of the road." Guest speaker is Joe Smith (an avid waterman and fishery biologist and is employed by the NOAA Beaufort Laboratory. He maintains the annual fishery-dependent databases for the Atlantic and Gulf menhaden fisheries. Joe's perspective of fisheries spans nearly 30 years and is one that has been honed from the water and working alongside fishermen). For more information call 252-728-1500 or visit

Feb 28: Merry Time for Tots- 10 am at the NC Maritime Museum, Beaufort. Admission to the program, designed for ages 2-5 is free, but advance registration is preferred as space is limited. The program theme for Feb. 28th is "Ahoy, Pirates!". To register, call 252-728-7317 or visit

Mar 1: Coastal Home & Garden Show- This annual trade show in March assembles the services, wares and expertise of local businesses that focus on aspects of building, landscaping and decorating. With more than 65 exhibitors you can gath-er ideas, good advice and the right products for do-it-yourself projects. Or you can shop for professional services during the show. This is a mutually beneficial opportunity for businesses and the community, too. Hours are Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM & Sunday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Entrance fee is $3. Call 252-247-3883 for more information.

Mar 1: Spring Craft Fair- Location: The History Place Museum, 1008 Arendell Street, Morehead City. Three times a year we bring talented crafters in ceramics, alpaca products, shell ornaments, jewelry and gemstones, etched glass, and a changing variety of artwork to our History Place. We also feature a bake sale that has some of the best homemade cakes, cookies, scones, breads, Greek pastries and candies. All proceeds go directly to the Carteret County Historical Society. Bring your appetites and be ready to indulge yourself. Hosted by the CCHS/History Place, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Admission: Free, refreshments will be available. 252-247-7533 or

Mar 1: Crystal Coast Half Marathon & 5K- 8 am in downtown Morehead City. The race starts and finishes on the More-head City Waterfront and makes a loop past the neighborhoods and businesses of Downtown Morehead City. After passing the gift shops and charter fishing boats, runners cross the bridge to Atlantic Beach. This part of the race offers a beautiful view of the sound and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance. For information on the marathon and how to register, visit

Mar 1: Seafood “Shellabration:- Join the N.C. Coastal Federation and Swansboro Parks and Recreation in Historic Down-town Swansboro for a celebration of North Carolina oysters and seafood and the healthy coastal habitats and waters that provide them. Time: 11 am - 5 pm. For all details, visit;jsessionid=59CBEB878CC0F86B84F24D1F72B7CF17.worker_registrant?llr=zt44nadab&oeidk=a07e8sspkql9171956b or contact Lexia Weaver,

Mar 1: Fishtowne 5K Race Series- 9 am beginning on the corner of Turner and Front Street along the Beaufort waterfront. Registration at 8 am. Fee is $15 per runner per race. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Coastal Carolina. Register online at For more information, contact Lauren Hermley at l.hermley@beaufortnc.ort or call Beaufort Town Hall at 252-728-2141.

Mar 1: About Boating Safety- Location: Carteret Community College, Morehead City. This one-day seminar will be taught by certified instructors of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The seminar will meet all requirements to satisfy NC laws for recrea-tional boating certification. The course is suitable for beginning boaters or for the more experienced boater who may wish to remain current on boating requirements and regulations. Cost is $25 with a family discount available. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For information or to enroll, contact Ben Crabtree at 252-808-3091 or

Mar 1: Mardi Gras on Middle Lane- 2-6 pm on Middle Lane in Beaufort. Parade begins at 3 pm. Cajun and New Orleans delicacies, jazz and zydeco music, games, street dance, "krewes" competition and crowning of Mardi Gras king and queen. Hosted by Beaufort Sister Cities.

For all programs and events offered at our major attractions, please visit individual websites:

North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores: (252-247-4003)

North Carolina Maritime Museum: (252-728-7317)

Beaufort Historic Site: (252-728-5225)

Fort Macon State Park: (252-726-3775)

The History Place: (252-247-7533)

Core Sound Waterfowl Museum: (252-728-1500)

Cape Lookout National Seashore: (252-728-2250)

A Time For Science Nature and Science Learning Center - March Events

Mar 1, 2014 - Mar 28, 2014 --

A Time for Science Nature and Science Learning Center (ATFS) is located off Highway 11 between Ayden and Grifton in Contentnea Creek Estates. The physical address is 949 Contentnea Lane, Grifton NC 28530.
Follow the website and newsletter regularly for possible additions or other updates to this schedule. For weather dependent activities (such as star parties, etc.), check the website for possible cancellations before leaving home.

If it is possible for you to do so, please announce (or post) this first activity regularly throughout the month till the March 22 date

Save the Date -- March 22
Love A Sea Turtle Annual 5k Run & Nature Walk
10:00 am
Proceeds fund summer camps at A Time For Science Nature and Science Learning Center for underserved youth as well as turtle awareness and education. $20.00 for individual runners ($25.00 after Feb 1) and $5.00 for the Nature Walk. Participants can register on-line at or

Each Saturday in March except 22nd (Mar 1, 8, 15, --, 29)

On the Trail to Fitness
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Cost - $2.00 / participant
Combine your exercise program with a connection to Nature. Walk or run along the One-Mile Fitness Trail around four lovely ponds and workout at the 10 fitness stations. Or simply amble along the trail for a pleasant Saturday walk.

March 8
Second Saturday Family Fun Day
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Cost - $5.00 adult $3.00 child
Take a guided walk along one of the Conservancy trails then make a “pin-less” pinwheel for fun in the winds of March. Please register by March 7.

March 15
2014 Greenville St. Patricks’ Day Parade
Location -- Downtown Greenville
4:00 pm to 11:00 am
Cost – No Charge
Enjoy the A Time For Science / Ulster Project float in the Second Annual Greenville St. Patricks’ Day Parade.

March 22
Busy Body Builders
Location – Pitt County KidFest, Greenville Convention Center
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Visit the A Time For Science exhibit at KidFest 2014 for a stimulating experience for your preschooler that you can learn to duplicate at home.

March 22
Carolina Skies Astronomy Club – Spring Equinox Star Party
7:00 pm ---
Cost – No Charge
Following the big Turtle Run in the morning the astronomy Club will hold its annual Spring Equinox Star Party at 7:00 pm. Come a little early to watch the sun go down in the west, one of only two time during the year it sets in the west. The indoor program will be announced on the A Time For Science website. Please register by March 21.

March 24
Fourth Monday Family Night
Location - Chick-Fil-A Winterville
5:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Cost – No Charge
Begin your spring garden by starting your own flower seed pot.

Save the Dates -- March 28 through April 13
North Carolina Science Festival
Check the calendar and the website for A Time For Science events during the state-wide North Carolina Science Festival.

For information or for registrations contact ATFS through the website (, through email at (, or by phone at 252-746-4470.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes / Take Back the Night

Mar 3, 2014 6:00pm

beginning at College Hill, ECU
On March 3rd at 6:00pm, Gamma Sigma Sigma (a national service sorority at ECU) is sponsoring an event along with Greenville PD and Office of Victim Services.

This event is being held to raise awareness and support those who have been victims of sexual violence. We will be having a walk beginning at college hill followed by a candle light vigil at the end of the walk near Joyner Library.

This event is open to the public and are welcoming all to join us.

Rosalie Mackiewicz, (267) 934-8269
Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority
Delta Chi Chapter at East Carolina University
Alumni Liaison

Great Glow Run benefitting Easter Seals UCP

May 3, 2014 8:00 p.m.

Town Commons
The Easter Seals UCP Great Glow Run will light up Greenville in support of individuals and families managing disabilities and mental health challenges. The illuminated 5K evening race will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Town Common. Check-in begins at 6:00 p.m. and the race starts at 8:00 p.m. Participants will don glow and LED gear as they join other enthused runners on an eye-catching, glimmering course.

Register by April 18 at for just $35. Unless sold out, day of event registration is $50. Active duty military are eligible for a special $25 registration; team discounts also available. Entry fee includes bib, timing chip, race t-shirt, bib, glow decoration and entrance to the post-race Afterglow party.

Patrick Curran (919) 783-8898 x8907

20th Annual Hamstring Hustle

Apr 5, 2014 9:00am

Greenville NC, ECU Brody School of Medicine Health Sciences Building
The 20th Annual Hamstring Hustle is a race sponsored by the Brody School of Medicine to benefit ECU Pediatric Healthy Weight Research and Treatment Center

Nicholena (Nikki) Etxegoien

Run for the Fallen/Give2thetroops

May 23, 2009 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Ayden Grifton High School Track
The North Carolina Branch of Give2thetroops is sponsoring a Memorial Run for the Fallen on Saturday, May 23, 2009 to honor the 124 troops from North Carolina who have been killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan since March 2003. Runners and walkers are invited to run/walk one or more miles to honor our fallen heroes. The run will be held at the Ayden-Grifton High School track, Highway 11 south, Ayden NC, starting at 8 AM. Volunteers and sponsors can get a
T-shirt for a minimum donation of $10. Please make your check payable to Give2thetroops and mail to Give2thetroops at 3109 Landmark St., Greenville, NC 27834. Please note in the memo section the size/sizes and quantity/quantities. T-shirts may also be purchased to donate in care packages being sent to deployed troops. Items for care packages can be donated at the Run.

Last year on June14, 2008 a group of dedicated runners started at Ft. Irwin CA and ran to Arlington National Cemetery where they will end their run on August 24 2008. You can find out more about this organization at They ran a mile for every service member that has been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq since March 2003. They placed flags with each service members name and home town at each mile. North Carolina’s 2008 Memorial Run started at Fayetteville and ended at Greenville, with flags to honor each fallen hero placed at every mile along the route.

Give2thetroops, Inc. is a national, non-profit organization that sends care packages to service members in combat zones around the world. You can learn more about the organization at www.give2thetroops.

For more information and to register, please contact the race coordinator, Kathy Moore, at 252-746-3435 after 5:00 pm or at 252-639-2134, during the day, or by email at Kathy is a Gold Star mother, whose son, Cpl Ryan Russell, was killed March 5, 2007 in Iraq.