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The CRC Trail Race and More Things to Do in Charlotte This Weekend

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If your New Year’s resolution was to have more fun than this weekend’s events are calling your name. From USNWC trail races to the coziest bar crawl, there are events in Charlotte for everyone!

Scroll through to see some of our fave events going on, and don’t forget to check out the app for more details and more stuff to do!

We’re pretty obsessed with the U.S. National White Water Center and its beautiful trails, so you know we’ll be at this race.

This is the second of six races in the Signature Series presented by Start to Finish and Charlotte Running Co. If you haven’t been on these trails previously, this is certainly a beautiful way to be introduced to running in a different area of the Queen City. Oh, and don’t worry if you’re not a pro runner. There’s a race for everyone!

You can choose to participate in a 4, 9, or 13-mile race and they even have a fun run for the younger runners. Those who run in the 4, 9, or 13-mile race will receive a comfy hoodie (while supplies last), and medals will be awarded to those in the 9 and 13-mile runs as well. 

Event Details
🗓 JAN 18 | 9AM–12PM
📍 US National Whitewater Center

The Queen City Chapter of the NCAT Alumni Association is calling for all Aggies alums to show up and show out in blue and gold this weekend. The Charlotte Alumni Chapter will be participating in this year’s MLK Jr. Parade and all are welcome to come out to this wonderful event.

This event will be taking place throughout Uptown on Saturday, January 18th. If you plan on participating, they request you register so they can get an accurate headcount. Aggies Do!

Event Details
🗓 JAN 18 | 7:30AM–2PM
📍 Uptown Charlotte

This event is all about the comfort of drinking while wrapped up in a comfy onesie. While the weather is still a bit chilly, come out to the Epicentre for the coziest bar crawl you’ll ever find.

One ticket gets you 8 hours of bar crawl specials at locations such as Prohibition, Lucky’s, Roxbury, Rooftop 210, and more! The first 100 participants will receive an LED wristband to guide you through the crawl and everyone receives a 16 oz color changing cup.

Throughout the event, there will be parties, a costume contest, DJ’s and entertainment, and a ton of fun photo ops! Participants will also receive up to 50% off theme-specific drink specials and up to 25% off food specials.

Tickets are limited, so get yours today and come out to the comfiest bar crawl experience ever!

Event Details
🗓 JAN 18 | 3PM–11PM
📍 Epicentre

Whether you are a soon-to-be bride or just want to take in the beauty of the event, the Carolina Bridal Fair is here to showcase the city’s most talented wedding vendors!

You will easily be able to visualize the wedding of your dreams, taste some of the most delicious cakes and catering options, and see the most gorgeous wedding dresses. This event also showcases florists to help pick the perfect bouquet and has a fashion runway to find the perfect look.

Bring your wedding party, spouse-to-be, or anyone else in your party! This event fun for all ages. Within the event, you can also capture the beauty of your new engagement ring in their Ring Selfie Station or add your name to the New Name Wall (they know you’ve been practicing).

This event runs from 11:30AM–5PM and tickets can be purchased online or at the door. An extra little incentive of coming out is that they will be doing a $25,000 giveaway to help one lucky couple put on the wedding of their dreams!

Event Details
🗓 JAN 19 | 12PM–5PM
📍 Cabarrus Arena & Events Center

One of our favorite yoga classes in the city is here! Come out to NoDa Brewing Company for an awesome yoga class that’s great for all ages.

For just $5, you can refresh and restore your body with a delicious half pour. This event is sure to be a blast for any skill level ranging from beginner to the most experienced yogi. The basis of this class is recovery/deep stretch and strength training so don’t be intimated to come out and have some fun!

TIN Kitchen will be on-site serving up some delicious lunch (their nachos will literally knock your socks off), and a raffle will take place to win some sweet stuff.

Event Details
🗓 JAN 19 | 10:45AM–11:45AM
📍 NoDa Brewing Company

Who's excited for this year's Cupid’s Undie Run?!

Look, we understand that it’s still a bit chilly out, but running around the city in your underwear is a chance you might not ever get again.

For about 9 years, Cupid’s Charity, an awesome non-profit, has been hosting Undie Runs to raise money for research towards helping end neurofibromatosis. Neurofibromatosis is a rare genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. Running in your undies is our way of stripping down in solidarity since those affected with NF can’t cover up their tumors.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your tickets, and come out to this awesome event for a great cause!


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Kayla Gil

Kayla Gil

Kayla is a City Manager for UNATION and author for the UNATION app For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Charlotte area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinCharlotte on Instagram and Facebook..

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