There’s never a dull weekend in Chapel Hill, whether you’re a hardcore athlete or family looking for fun activities. Many of the area’s most popular events fill up fast, so start planning now so you can lock in your plans.
For the athletes in the family, there’s countless opportunities to run, bike and swim until your heart’s content. From marathons to 5Ks to adventure races, there’s a distance and challenge for all levels to enjoy.
Sunday, March 15: Tobacco Road Marathon and Half Marathon in Durham
Sunday, March 29: Cary Greenways Half Marathon, 10K and 5K in Cary
Saturday, April 4—Sunday April 5: Spartan Race 5K in Charlotte
Saturday, April 11: Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race in Rockingham, NC
Saturday, April 18: The Tar Heel 10 Miler & Fleet Feet 4 Mile Run in Chapel Hill
Sunday, May 3: Color the Hill 4K Fun Run in Chapel Hill
Sunday, October 18: Bull City Race Fest Half Marathon, 5 mile and 1 mile in Durham
Sunday, November 1: City of Oaks Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and marathon relay in Raleigh
The race is also on to get your kids into camps while they’re on summer break. Check out the day camps and track out camps offered in Chapel Hill and nearby.
YMCA specialty camp gives campers grades 2-7 the opportunity to explore new interests, go beyond the basics and build skills in activities based on different themes each week.
The Arts Center has full- and half-day programs for artists entering grades K-12.
The Ballet School of Chapel Hill lets campers explore a variety of arts activities including dance, storytelling, music, and arts and crafts.
Carolina Tiger Rescue offers third through eighth graders an opportunity to visit the animals, learn about the essential role carnivores play in their natural habitats, find out what it takes to be a wildcat veterinarian and practice wildlife biology skills.
Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation offers campers ages 5 to 15 swimming, arts and crafts, gym games, team building, field trips and more.
Carrboro Recreation and Parks has a camp for just about any interest—from mountain biking to fishing to engineering with LEGOs.
Chapel Hill Gymnastics has full-day camps for ages 5-13 and half-days for 3 to 5 year olds where they can flip, tumble and work on new skills.
Chapel Hill Tennis Club’s camps are open to non-members, inviting ages 5 through 15 to work on their game and have a little fun off the court as well.
Glazed Expectations invites campers ages 5 to 12 to learn how to work with clay, textiles and jewelry.
iD Tech hosts camps at UNC Chapel Hill where kids ages 7 to 17 can sharpen their high-tech skills in exciting fields like video game design, coding and video editing.
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center IMPACT Camps lets high schoolers use their summer break to make a difference in their community through service and mission projects.
1870 Farm Summer Camp exposes campers to farm life activities, and engages them in arts and crafts and outdoor activities.
Playmakers Repertory Camps are geared toward fourth through ninth graders wanting to learn new acting techniques so they can express their creativity on stage.
Soccer is Fun Camp helps kids take their game to the next level with skills training, drills and of course, fun!