I searched and searched for "local" races... not a lot of "just running" events (probably because it's the July in NC and ridiculously hot), but there are a lot of other cool events. On Saturday, there's the Cup 'n Cone Tour (it's hard to go wrong with an event that involves ice cream), the Little Uno Big Deuce (at least you don't get quite as hot swimming), and the Buckner Mission Man Tri. Other than that, I'm not sure what else is going on, so let us know and good luck and have fun if you're racing!
For World Record Friday, the Cup 'n Cone tour, and national ice cream month... the fastest marathon dressed as a dairy product is 3:55:05. David Smith set this record at the Cotswold Marathon (not the London Marathon?!?) in March of this year dressed as an ice cream cone. Oh, and is anyone planning on running the Toronto Marathon this fall?!? And, I've decided, someday when I stop caring about my times, I'm going to try to set the record for the fastest marathon dressed as a funfetti cupcake!
And my favorite swimming-related random picture of the week (to quote my favorite movie - "we got cows"):