How Ironman Athletes Train in Charlotte

How Ironman Athletes Train in Charlotte

What are the chances that two Charlotte-area triathletes from the same team qualify for the Ironman World Championship in the same year?
SUP Charlotte: How and Where to Launch Your Board in the Queen City

SUP Charlotte: How and Where to Launch Your Board in the Queen City

Here’s everything you need to know to SUP in Charlotte.
What Type of Charlotte Runner Are You?

What Type of Charlotte Runner Are You?

Are you a die-hard roady who puts in mile after mile on pavement? Do you crave the off-camber footing of a technical trail? Or maybe you're a new runner just getting into the swing of this running thing?
Biking the Backroads and Trails of Gaston County

Biking the Backroads and Trails of Gaston County

Exploring Gaston County, N.C., by bike is perhaps the best way to gain an appreciation for what makes this the go-to spot for outdoor recreation in the region. Spencer and Crowders Mountain burst skyward from the surrounding piedmont and miles of creeks and rivers carve pathways through the tree canopy on their journey from mountains to sea.
3 Must-Do Outdoor Adventures in Queen City

3 Must-Do Outdoor Adventures in Queen City

Dr. David Anderson, an orthopedic surgeon with OrthoCarolina, has a philosophy about our modern ethos. "We all work a little too much," he says. “We spend too much time inside, glued to computer screens and mobile devices.”
An Insider's Guide to the Booming Running Scene in Winston-Salem

An Insider's Guide to the Booming Running Scene in Winston-Salem

Stop by Foothills Brewing on a Wednesday evening around 6 p.m. and you’ll find the crowd chugging electrolytes instead of beer. Each week, the Foot Soldier Run Club hosts a group run that usually draws about 40 people of all levels and abilities, from aspiring couch-to-5K athletes to marathon runners.
On the Water in Gaston County

On the Water in Gaston County

With everything from mirror-like flatwater to Class III rapids, Gaston County, N.C., features a place to paddle for everyone from novice to expert. Spring has arrived and summer’s not far behind, so stock your dry bag, strap down the kayaks and SUP boards, and head to the launch for a day on the water. Here are some of our favorite destinations.
The Best Hikes in Gaston

The Best Hikes in Gaston

A unique combination of geology and history—multiple rocky monadnocks rising 1,500 feet above the surrounding Piedmont and a longstanding community-wide commitment to natural preservation—earns Gaston County its reputation as a regional hiking destination. Check out these trails to understand what makes Gaston the go-to training ground for runners, hikers, backpackers, and weekend warriors throughout the southeast.
4 Fantastic Waterfalls Within a 2-Hour Drive of Charlotte

4 Fantastic Waterfalls Within a 2-Hour Drive of Charlotte

Staying active in the peak of the Charlotte summer is tough. The humidity on those steamy, Southern days feels like a backpack, weighing you down while you hike or run. Finding the trails that offer some respite is an essential strategy for outdoor enthusiasts here.
To the Mountains and Back: 10 Easy Outdoor Day Trips from Winston-Salem

To the Mountains and Back: 10 Easy Outdoor Day Trips from Winston-Salem

Clear your calendar now and finish off a summer full of adventure in the mountains around Winston-Salem with these 10 day trip ideas.
Rock Climbing in Winston-Salem: What to Know and Where to Go

Rock Climbing in Winston-Salem: What to Know and Where to Go

The North Carolina Triad has earned its reputation as one of the Southeast region’s premier climbing destinations, one hold at a time.
Paddling Around Winston-Salem: An Insider's Guide to Getting on the Water This Summer

Paddling Around Winston-Salem: An Insider's Guide to Getting on the Water This Summer

If paddling in North Carolina conjures up images of running whitewater in the western reaches of the state and sea kayaking the coast, you may be missing out on one of N.C.’s most diverse paddling destinations.
Adventures on Land and Water: An Adrenaline-Filled Day at the U.S. National Whitewater Center

Adventures on Land and Water: An Adrenaline-Filled Day at the U.S. National Whitewater Center

Don’t let its name fool you: The U.S. National Whitewater Center covers not only water (white and flat) but enough land and even air-based adventures to delight any stripe of outdoor enthusiast, even those who have never handled a paddle before.
10 Must-Do Summer Adventures in Winston-Salem

10 Must-Do Summer Adventures in Winston-Salem

Here’s how to hit the trail, take to the air, and get on the water with 10 recommended picks to satisfy your inner adventurer this summer in Winston-Salem.
Trail Running in Asheville

Trail Running in Asheville

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Urban Exploration in the Queen City: Charlotte's Increasingly Awesome Trail Network

Urban Exploration in the Queen City: Charlotte's Increasingly Awesome Trail Network

Whether you call it urban hiking or being a tourist in your own city, Charlotte is making it easier to ditch the car and explore the Queen City by foot
Lake Norman State Park - Trail Running

Lake Norman State Park - Trail Running

The multi-purpose trails at Lake Norman State Park are some of the fastest flowing around Charlotte
Ode to the Morning Run: Charlotte-Area Runners Share Why It's So Special
OrthoCarolina's Darren Harris: Hiking is a Family Affair

OrthoCarolina's Darren Harris: Hiking is a Family Affair

Darren Harris, the Practice Administrator at OrthoCarolina’s Hickory, North Carolina office, and his family have an interesting holiday tradition.
Eastern Slickrock Ride in Asheville, NC

Eastern Slickrock Ride in Asheville, NC

Riding Slickrock at Dupont State Recreation Area. ... powered by OrthoCarolina thru a partnership with RootsRated.com