GetOut! Find an Adventure

Wondering what’s going on this weekend in your preferred area of adventure fun?  The following links should help fill in the blanks.


There’s always a race to be had on a summer weekend. If you’ve got a hankerin’ to compete, you’ll likely find a race, from 5Ks to ultra-marathons, near you this weekend at Running in the USA. Click here to see who’s racing where in North Carolina.


Looking for a ride? lets you search by state, by distance and by category — from Adventure Race, Century and Charity Ride to Time Trial, Tour and Velodrome. Start your search here.


Up for a paddle trip? Several outfitters run trips in North Carolina, with most focused on a specific geographic area. Among them:

Frog Hollow Outdoors (central Piedmont)

Haw River Canoe & Kayak (central Piedmont)

Headwaters Outfitters (western North Carolina mountains)

Paddle NC (North Carolina coast)

Zaloo’s Canoes, Kayaks & Tubes (northern North Carolina mountains, New River)

General Adventure

Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine has an online calendar that includes a variety of activities throughout the region, from trail runs to paddle trips. Find it here

North Carolina State Parks

North Carolina’s state parks host a variety of activities throughout the week, in the evening, on weekends. Most have an educational focus, many are just intended to get you out in the wild. Activities include hiking, paddling and various nature programs. Most are free. Check out what’s going on this weekend at a state park near you, here.

N.C. Environmental Education Center

The state’s 200-plus environmental education centers have outdoor events of an educational nature going on throughout the week. Check ‘em out here.

Know of a resource we should include? Pass it along, to

Explore the outdoors, discover yourself.