Charlotte 5K 10K & Half-Marathon Races: Compete In Family-Friendly Running Events Endurance athletic events company Epic Sports Marketing has several upcoming 5K, 10K, and half-marathon running races taking place in Lake Norman and Charlotte, NC. In the spring and summer months, their most popular race is the Lake Norman Forest Run, which is held in June and is currently in its 4th year of operation. Also held in the spring are two new events—the ShamRock & Run and the Wildman—which take place in March and April respectively, and offer 5K and half-marathon distances. Epic Sports Marketing also runs two events in the fall and winter. Their flagship event is the Turkey Trot, which offers all three races and takes place on Thanksgiving morning. Also offered is the Elf Classic Running Festival, a Christmas- themed 5K and half-marathon event held in December. If you register before the designated deadlines you'll receive a participation medal, a complimentary t-shirt, and other swag. Awards are given to the Top 3 runners. You can register for races by visiting the Epic Sports Marketing website. They recommend registering early, as entry fees increase leading up to the final deadline. Go to https://epicsportsmarketing.com to find out more!