The sound of the first footsteps on the course will be heard about 6 a.m. Saturday on a big day of running in the Triangle.
The early start on an April morning comes because the runners have a long way to go in the Umstead 100-Mile Endurance Run at Umstead Park. The field is full, but you can always cheer on the competitors.
Below is a look at some of the area's other runing events this weekend and next. Find more events in a variety of sports in the Play! Recreational Sports Calendar.