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Screen shot 2012-05-22 at 5.14.41 PM Charlotte’s wonderful weather is a must for active families seeking outdoor fun! Runners especially appreciate the safe and beautiful environment the Queen City offers.

Spring is beckoning all Charlotteans out of doors, filling every greenway, sidewalk and park with people happily jogging, sprinting and walking. Runners and active families have many opportunities in the wonderful days of May to enjoy their athletic pursuits and raise money for local charities.

On May 3rd, the always ridiculous and fun 5K Foam Fest will be held at Hodges Farm at 3900 Rocky River Road East. Foam Fest is a delightfully messy mud run with obstacles sure to challenge! Foam, mud and water are a part of the obstacles. The fun supports A Child’s Hope Foundation. The foundation provides housing and basic necessities to orphaned children in developing countries.

Also on May 3rd, TrySports May Day 5k will offer all ages and skill levels a 5k race, 1mile run/walk and a kid’s dash. Promoting healthy lifestyles for families and community in a great way at Morrison Place in the Southpark area of Charlotte.

 Lozilu Women’s Mud Run will be held at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 10th. This muddy obstacle course is a great girlfriend adventure that will benefit young patients suffering with leukemia and lymphoma. Crafted from the natural terrain, the obstacle courses are designed to be accessible for a variety of fitness levels.

Big View 5k will begin and end at Big View Restaurant, 16637 Lancaster Highway in Ballantyne on May 10th. 100% of the net proceeds from the run will go school pantries in Charlotte. Post race, participants can enjoy a Farmer’s Market showcasing seasonal fruits and vegetables, cooking demonstrations and live music.

The Charlotte Lung Cancer Initiative Run, Walk and Rally will be on May 17th at Park Road Park in South Charlotte. Benefits will support the mission with research, awareness and education for those affected by lung cancer in North Carolina.

 Grey Matters 5k Trail Run/Walk benefits the Brain Tumor Fund Carolinas, a local nonprofit. On May 24th, at Reedy Creek Park, families, teams and jogging stroller are all welcome to join the fundraising fun!

The Queen City is bursting with spring sunshine calling everyone to run and walk in the great outdoors while helping out people in need. Join in on the fun and support your charity of choice!






The Easter bunny is hopping into Charlotte for EGG citing egg hunts and yummy spring celebrations!

Southpark Mall will have an Easter Egg Roll and Hop Tour on Saturday, April 12th. From 10-1:00pm the Easter Bunny will be available for photo opportunities and hop throughout the mall for Easter egg decorating, egg roll competitions and Hop Tour passport prizes!

Also in the beautiful Southpark area of Charlotte, Phillips Place will host the Easter Bunny 1-3:00pm. The fun will include Mister Twister balloon artist and face painting.

On April 18th, in Uptown Charlotte, Romare Bearden Park will have a spectacular Easter egg hunt. From 11am-1: 30pm families can enjoy a fun-filled adventure including a hula-hoop demonstration, juggling and illusion show.

St. Gabriel Church in South Charlotte will have its Annual Family Easter Egg Hunt on April 12 beginning at 10am.

Older children can enjoy a more sophisticated Easter celebration with parents at The Great EGGSPERIMENT Egg Drop contest at World Worship Church. The Egg Drop Contest is April 19th from 11am-2: 30 for all kids 2-Senior High. The winner receives a Season’s Pass to Carowinds! Families can also enjoy food, egg games and egg hunts. Family Paint and Easter Bunny Visit is a great way to celebrate spring at the Cajun Canvas! To inspire painters, the night will begin with the Easter bunny, then everyone will put on their Picasso and paint an Easter inspired painting!

Dying Easter Eggs is a fun, but messy tradition! Hop into the Whole Food Market on Fairview Road on April 15th and let someone else clean up after the little bunnies! Natural dyes using foods, plants and spices will safely create beautiful pastel colored eggs for the entire family to enjoy!

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is a great way to hop into the spring season! Maggiano’s Little Italy is having Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 12th, 8-11:00am. Enjoy a scrumptious buffet including an omelet and waffle station, visits from the Easter Bunny and a special treat to take home!

Easter Brunch at the Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge is a great way to enjoy Easter! On Sunday, April 20th, 11am-3:00pm, families will enjoy seasonal entrées, carving stations, egg drawing and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny!

Spring in the Queen City is always stunningly beautiful and filled with Easter church activities, Easter egg hunts and family fun! Enjoy all the beauty Charlotte has to offer during the Easter season!