Charity Walks & Runs in the Triangle
Volunteer Center of Durham's Great Human Race
April 6 – Take part in a 5K competitive run and walk. Enjoy a kids zone with crafts and activities. Strollers welcome. Register online. $35/person, $50/two family members. 8:30am. Registration begins at 7am. Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. thevolunteercenter.org.
11th Annual Quintiles Girls on the Run Spring 5K Fun Run
April 13 – More than 675 young girls cross a 5K finish line for the first time. Race activities are open to female and male participants of all ages. A post-race celebration includes a kids zone, interactive playgrounds, food, music, performances and more. This event also includes a 100-yard dash. Register online. $25-$30. Dash is free for ages 8 and younger. 9-11:30am. American Tobacco Campus, Diamond View Park, 318 Blackwell St., Durham. gotr5krun.com.
April 13 – Enjoy the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest national fundraising event. Includes a walk, food, fun and kids corner with activities. Donations accepted. Free. 11 a.m. Register online or beginning at 10 a.m. event day. Chapel Hill Community Center Park, 120 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill. cff.org/great_strides.
3rd Annual Raleigh NEDA Walk
April 13 – The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is waging a battle against eating disorders and unrealistic "body perfect" ideals. To raise funds, spread awareness about the seriousness of eating disorders and support the local community, NEDA is holding its 3rd annual Raleigh NEDA Walk. $25/adult, $10/child under 12, $5/pet. The race starts at 9 a.m. Life Point Church, 4131 Western Blvd., Raleigh. Register at www.nedawalk.org/raleigh2013.
Angels Among Us 5K and Family Fun Walk
April 20 – Take part in a 5K run through the Duke University campus, followed by a family walk through Sarah P. Duke Gardens. Enjoy live entertainment, a silent auction and kids activities. Proceeds support the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center. Register online. $25. Free for ages 12 and younger participating in the walk. 8am. Duke Medical Center Campus, corner of Erwin Rd. and Flowers Dr., Durham. angelsamongus.org.
PurpleStride 5K Timed Run and Walk
April 20 – Take part in a 5K run and walk to raise awareness and funding for pancreatic cancer. Also features a kids zone with activities. Register online. $30/run, $25/walk, $15/youth run, $10/youth walk if registering in advance; $5 additional fee on event day. 10am. Registration begins at 8am. N.C. State University Centennial Campus, 851 Partners Way, Raleigh. purplestride.org/raleighdurham.
Walk to End Lupus
April 21 – Take part in a walk to end lupus. Features food and activities for the family. Strollers and dogs on a leash are welcome. Register online. Free. 3pm. N.C. State University, Centennial Campus, 851 Main Campus Dr., Raleigh. 877-849-8271. lupuslinks.org.
Triangle Arthritis Walk
May 4 – Take part in a 1- or 3-mile walk to raise awareness for the Arthritis Foundation. Enjoy a health fair, kids activities, live entertainment and more. Dogs welcome. Donations accepted. Register online. Free. 9am. Imperial Center, 4309 Emperor Blvd., Durham. 1-800-283-7800. trianglearthritiswalk.