Christmas in July 5K:
Saturday, 8 a.m. at 2411 Badin Road Albemarle, North Carolina. The second annual Christmas in July 5K is a fundraiser to help support the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. All participants are asked to bring an item that will be placed in a shoe box for a child in need. Registration is $25 per person. This will be a timed race for all ages. Walkers are welcome. Also, there will be a contest for the most festive dressed and for the participant that brings the most supplies. Sweat towels are available for the first 50 finishers. Race finishers receive a finishers medal and awards will be given to the top in their age groups. Check https://www.facebook.com/events/badin-road-drive-in/christmas-in-july-5k-runwalk/1988734674767442/ for details.


Fifth Annual African World Peace Festival 5K:
Saturday, 8 a.m. at 116 Person St. The Fifth Annual African World Peace Festival 5K road race and walk is a fundraiser for the Loving Hands International and the Cultural and Heritage Alliance. The 5K is part of the festivities of the African World Peace Festival from Friday through Sunday, and brings entertainment such as music and cultural dancers in the city of Fayetteville, Cool Spring Downtown District. Race finishers receive a finishers medal and awards will be given to the top in their age groups. Check https://www.active.com/fayetteville-nc/running/distance-running/5th-annual-african-world-peace-festival-5k-road-race-and-walk-event-2019?ltcmp=254301&ltclickid=06_4571768_e3c317cd-d62b-4ad4-9c1b-0bb6b3dca157&cmp=39N-DP260-BND10-SD230-DM20&cdg=affiliate-254301 for details.


Dirtbag Ales Beer Mile:
Saturday, July 27, 5 p.m. at 5435 Corporation Drive, Hope Mills. Rogue Alpha Athletics has partnered with Dirtbag Ales in Hope Mills, to bring you the Dirtbag Beer Mile. Participants can run, jog, walk or crawl the 1 mile course and enjoy beer straight from Dirtbag Ales on-site brewery. This is a great way to support local business, drink beer and exercise all at the same time. Must be 21 to drink but if you don’t drink beer or are under age you can drink water. Competitive heat starts at 5 p.m. Waves will be released in 30-second intervals. This venue is brand new with athletic field, dog playground, swing sets for the kids, outdoor stage and axe throwing station. Check https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/HopeMills/DirtbagAlesBeerMile?aflt_token=vkmwDmweQ4iCYn8otSOOnKQ3vCO8buOw for details.