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North Carolina Outward Bound School challenges you to blaze new trails this year. Join us for this award-winning trail race series in three locations in and around Charlotte. 

This series features some of the most scenic and challenging trails in the Southeast. It is designed to suit a variety of runners, from those who want to try their first 5K, to those trail running veterans testing their limits in a half marathon.

The entire race series is expected to draw approximately 1,800 participants from Charlotte and throughout the Southeastern United States. So get 'outward bound' and join us!

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North Carolina Outward Bound School

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All proceeds from the races go to scholarships that support local youth, teachers and veterans attending North Carolina Outward Bound School'wilderness and urban courses. 

North Carolina Outward Bound School is a non-profit (501(c)(3)) educational organization established in 1967 and is chartered by Outward Bound National, an organization that includes a wide network of wilderness programming, urban centers, and Outward Bound Schools that use experiential learning.