Here’s a new 5K option in Chapel Hill: the Franklin 5000, starting at Kenan Stadium and finishing downtown. The date is May 19 (same day as Gears and Cheers). Endurance Productions does a great job of staging races, and they always treat their volunteers right, too! (Write me if you’re interested; I’ll put you in touch with the volunteer coordinator.) I worked the water stop at my running group’s goal race on Saturday—it was a blast, and a great way to use my taper energy as I get ready for the White Lake Half this weekend.