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Join the over 1,200 people who have participated in Run Kannapolis in 2016. Run Kannapolis is part of the City of Kannapolis’ Discover a Healthy Life brand and cosponsored by Carolinas Healthcare System. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in a unique series featuring the best 5K runs/walks in the city. Each run is held in Downtown Kannapolis and hosted by a nonprofit in the City who benefits from the entry fees.

In 2017 we have added new events and fun ways to get involved. For Jiggy with the Piggy join us on a Tuesday evening in your best pig/pork related costume to qualify for prizes. The First Knight Run will be a virtual run and the Fall Back event which will be at 1:50 am the night Daylight Savings Time ends – thus you finish – before you began.

Runners/walkers are encouraged to participate in the entire series of eight races for a unique prize but you can win awards for finishing no less than five events. Register at

Good luck with the 2017 Run Kannapolis series and hope to see you all at the finish line!

2017 Run Kannapolis Series

March 18 – Spring It On, 8 am Kannapolis City Schools
April 7 – Rhythm & Run, 6:30 pm N.C. Music Hall of Fame
April 22 – Strides for Stroke, 9:30 am Carolinas Healthcare System NorthEast
May 2 – Jiggy with the Piggy, 6:30 pm Kannapolis Parks and Recreation
September 23 – Duke Dash, 8 am Duke University’s MURDOCK Study
October 14 – First Knight, virtual race Kannapolis Rotary Club
November 5 – Fall Back, 1:50 am Kannapolis Firefighters Burned Children’s Fund & Explorer Post #1
December 16 – Frostbite, 10 am Kannapolis YMCA