The Not So Normal 5K + Weekend ~ Carrboro & Chapel Hill Family-Friendly Festivities


The minds behind Mom in Chapel Hill bring you the inaugural Not So Normal 5k + Weekend. A weekend long celebration of Community and Philanthropy, with a little exercise thrown in. It will be fun, it will be memorable, and it will be anything but predictable.

Not So Normal 5K & Weekend Celebration
This three-day celebration of community and philanthropy, kicks off Sept. 12 and introduces a family-friendly lineup of activities in Carrboro and Chapel Hill, all culminating with a festive 5K race and outdoor country music concert Sunday, Sept. 14. From date nights for parents to babysitting options and pajama parties for the kids, there will be a variety of events for the community to enjoy all while helping raise money for deserving charities. The best part, unlike other races, 100 percent of proceeds from all 5K registration fees goes directly to nonprofits. Learn more about each event and the nonprofit beneficiaries.


  • Friday and Saturday Night (Sept. 12 and 13)
    Kids’ parties each night, babysitting options, restaurant specials, comedy shows, outdoor movie and a Carrboro Art Walk, “Meet the Merchants.”
  • Sunday Morning (Sept. 14)
    The Not So Normal 5K race…well, not quite 5K. We shortened to 2.95 miles to make it flatter and a little easier. Why? Because it’s not so normal! Active families will run or walk this fun run, and strollers are welcome on the course. Registration is just $25 and all proceeds go directly to charity. Participants are also asked to bring one book for Book Harvest and/or two canned goods for local food distribution organizations, TABLE and PORCH. Kids’ races, obstacles, face painting and tons of family-fun activities. Children 8 and under are free!
  • Sunday Night (Sept. 14)
    Frankie Ballard Live Presented by 94.7 QDR and The Not So Normal 5K + Weekend. Hosted at University Mall in Chapel Hill, the outdoor concert will feature rising country music star Frankie Ballard, and opening acts Casey Jamerson, Stereosparks and The BuzzTown Band, and DSI Comedy Theater getting the crowd ready to rock. The concert benefits The ArtsCenter, NC Children’s Promise and Kidzu Children’s Museum. Tickets are $9.47 and can be purchased online here.


  • The organizers of this event have been kind enough to offer two free tickets to Triangle Explorer readers for the outdoor concert Sunday Night featuring country music star Frankie Ballard presented by 94.7 QDR. To enter this free drawing simply leave a comment below or share this post on twitter and I will randomly select and email the winner on Friday August 29th.

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