Downtown Wilmington will be alive with runners and walkers for the 2015 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
The annual event combines a competitive 5K run with a 1 mile fun run/walk and events for the whole family.
The 5 k's were abundant this morning
The YMCA held their 8th Annual Gallop for the Gravy event today.Event organizer Alex Mozingo says they had fewer people this year because of weather concerns, but races on Thanksgiving day have become a trend.
Beethoven makes an appearance at a race to benefit the Wilmington Symphony. Runners, some dressed in athletic gear, and others sporting musical instruments and costumes modeled after the German composer and musician took to Brunswick Forest for the inaugural Beethoven 15k and 5k.
It was a colorful day on UNCW’s campus as runners in the Color Me Rad 5k made their way through rainbows of colored cornstarch, and on to the finish line.
Even some of the WWAY crew got on their running shoes to take part in the fun.
Thanks to the economic bust, running has become very popular again. It's one of the most inexpensive forms of exercise and you can do it virtually anywhere. Many beginner and expert runners like to work up to something like a 5K.