Lace up the running shoes and start your hamstring stretches. It’s fall in Wilmington, NC, and that means it’s time to run!

We at King Chiropractic encourage you to start training for these fall 2015 races and give them your best shot. You’ll feel so much better and you can greatly improve your overall health while helping out some incredible causes. If you’re not a runner, try one of the races that allow walkers and bring out the whole family for a fun, healthy, and philanthropic day.

Spot Fest 5k

Saturday, September 26 in Hampstead

The 52nd NC Spot Festival will host the Spot Fest 5K and 1K fun run to benefit the Pender Alliance for Teen Health.

Oktoberfest 15K & 5K at Brunswick Forest

Sunday, September 27, 2015, in Leland

Run on flat and picturesque courses over paved running trails, and across a 1/3-mile elevated boardwalk through a nature area.

Run for the Ta Tas

Saturday, October 3, 2015 in Wilmington

The Run for the Ta Tas is a 5K benefits the Pink Ribbon Project, Love is Bald, and Pretty In Pink Foundation.

Carolina Beach Half Marathon and 5k

October 4, 2015 in Carolina Beach

Flat and fast, this scenic course runs through the state park to the marina.

ILM Airport 5K

Saturday, October 10, 2015 in Wilmington

Along with the ILM Airport 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run, the ILM Airport will be hosting Aviation Day. The 5K event will benefit the Susan G Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast.

Two Town Half Marathon

The Two Town Half Marathon will take place October 10, 2015 starting in South Topsail and ending in Surf City, NC.

Son Run 5K

Saturday, October 10, 2015 in Wrightsville Beach

The 17th Annual Son Run race takes participants along a flat, scenic loop course around Wrightsville Beach. There’s also a Kids’ Fun Run.

Beach 2 Battleship Full and Half Iron Distance Triathlon

Saturday, October 17, 2015 in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach

PPD sponsors this huge event, named by Triathlete Magazine named as one of the top 5 iron distance triathlons in the world. The race benefits the YMCA.

Combat Mud Run

Saturday, October 17, 2015 in Wilmington

The Mud Run benefits Step Up for Soldiers. Run, jump, and crawl through obstacles and mud on this 5K or a Meathead Mile. This is a great course for both the seasoned mud runner and the newbie.

Poplar Grove Plantation 5K Zombie Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Test your Zombie Apocalypse skills at Poplar Grove Plantation’s 5K Zombie Fun Run/Walk through the Abbey Nature Preserve trails.

Monster Dash 2K/6K

Saturday, October 24th, 2015 at Carolina Beach State Park

Join the Cape Fear Flyers and wear your best Halloween costume!

Run, Roll & Stroll for Veterans

Saturday, November 7, 2015 in Wilmington

Choose a 5K or 10K timed course or a 1-mile untimed through downtown Wilmington and along the Cape Fear River waterfront. Proceeds go to the Purple Heart Homes nonprofit organization.

The Half Marathon course crosses 2 bridges, goes through historic downtown Wilmington and around Greenfield Lake with the 12-mile mark at the top of the Memorial Bridge which is the highest point on the course.

Meaghan Clark Memorial 5K

Saturday, November 14, 2015 in Hampstead

Run or walk the 5K timed; the 2 mile is not timed. This supports the Meaghan Clark Scholarship Fund and the Topsail High School Music Department.

Patriot Rush 5K

Saturday, November 14, 2015 in Wilmington

Wilmington Christian Academy sponsors this family-friendly race with a fast, flat course.

Friends School of Wilmington 5K & 1M Family Fun Run

Sunday, November 15, 2015 in Wilmington

Participants may run or walk the 5K course or the 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk. All funds raised will benefit the teachers and students of Friends School.

Kiwanis Park Turkey Trot

Saturday, November 21, 2015 in Hampstead

Run or walk this times 8K and 2-mile course. The 1/2 Mile Kids Sprint is untimed, for children ages 9 and younger. All proceeds go to the Hampstead Kiwanis Park.

Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 26, 2015 at the loop at Wrightsville Beach

Burn off Thanksgiving calories with the Wrightsville Beach Turkey Trot for The Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. This race includes a 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run.

Jingle Bell Run

Saturday, December 12, 2015 in Wrightsville Beach

You can run or walk this timed 5K, which is wheelchair, stroller, and dog friendly. The Jingle Bell 5K Run will benefit the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History.

When you’ve cooled down after your run, let King Chiropractic know if you need any help with gait or stiffness issues. Running is great exercise and we’ll try to keep you in optimal form for the Fall running season in Wilmington. Give us a call at (910) 777-7228 and see what King Chiropractic can do for you!