Lake Norman Half Marathon Running Race, 5k And 10k Event Registrations Announced

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Epic Sports Marketing, a company specializing in endurance athletic events, has announced a series of upcoming running races in the Lake Norman and Charlotte areas.

Epic Sports Marketing’s upcoming races include inaugural events such as the ShamRock & Run as well as established events like the Turkey Trot, which is in its 17th year of operation. Depending on the event, runners have the option to complete 5K, 10K, and half-marathon distance courses.

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Epic Sports Marketing hosts many running races throughout the year. 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. This event offers 5K and half-marathon distances and takes runners through the tree-lined scenery of Lake Norman State Park.

Also held in the spring are two new events—the ShamRock & Run and the Wildman. The ShamRock & Run takes place in March on the St. Patrick’s Day weekend and is a simple 5K course that weaves through historic Statesville, NC. The Wildman, which is scheduled for April, offers new 5K and half-marathon courses yet to have been featured in an Epic Sports Marketing event.

Epic Sports Marketing also runs two events in the fall and winter. The company’s flagship event is the Turkey Trot, which offers all three distances 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.

“Our events are designed to challenge runners while providing a fun experience that the whole family can enjoy,” said a spokesperson for the company. “All of our courses are paved and the areas we take our runners through offer some of the best sights in Lake Norman and Charlotte.”

Runners who register before the designated deadlines receive a participation medal, a complimentary t-shirt, and other items. For all race distances, awards are presented to the Top 3 finishers in both the Men’s and Women’s divisions. Athletes of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate, however, runners with strollers are required to start at the back of the race for safety reasons.

Runners 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. To help with fees, the company also offers a referral program where runners can receive discounts on their registration by sharing race codes with friends and family.

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