There’s a few reasons we like this 5K compared to countless runs happening on any given weekend. First, two great causes: Let Me Run and Girls on the Run. Second, cool chip-timed technology that tracks runners around the loop. Third, most of those other runs begin at some ungodly early morning hour and end as the heat worsens. This one starts at 6 and ends as the sun sets. Which leads us to our fourth, most important attraction to the NoDa 5K: beer.