Wednesday, March 26, 2014

6th Annual Briar Chapel 5K & Earth Day Celebration Scheduled April 12th

I hope you will join us for the 6th Annual Briar Chapel 5K & Earth Day Celebration on April 12th from 9:30am to 1pm!

The 5K race and kids fun run will begin at 9:30am near the new Boulder Park and wind through Briar Chapel's roads and parks. Advanced registration is $20 and includes a locally-made organic t-shirt and goodie bag. If interested, you can register here.

Please consider joining the Homes By Dickerson builder team this year, even if you don't live in one of their homes (yet!). There is no extra charge to do so, and you'll receive a team shirt in addition to the race shirt. Simply select this option when registering. If you have already registered, just let Jenn Nowalk know you're interested.

After the race, Briar Chapel will be hosting an Earth Day Celebration from 10-1pm where you can enjoy beer and refuel with various food truck offerings! Other activities include live music, cornhole, yard Jenga, bocciball, horseshoes, and other fun activities for the young and young at heart. The post-race party is free and open to the public.

The chip-timed course is a USATF-certified course. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 male and top 3 female finishers, as well as age group winners.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Registration Open for "Swim For Smiles" Youth Triathlon in Briar Chapel

The 8th Annual "Swim For Smiles" Youth Triathlon, open to kids ages 5-23, will be held on Sunday, September 7th, 2014, in Briar Chapel.

It’s not unusual for this triathlon to draw at least 500 kids — sometimes more. The 2011 event drew over 800 participants making it the largest youth triathlon in the US. The 2014 race will serve as a catalyst to drive more youth into the sport of triathlon than any other event in the sport’s history, and the race organizers are working hard to make it the largest race in the world.

Course options are:
  • Short course: 100-meter swim, 2.5 mile bike, 1K run
  • Long Course: 300-meter swim, 5 mile bike, 3K run
  • Sprint Distance: 400-meter swim, 10 mile bike, 5K run
To register or learn more about this exciting event, visit the Swim For Smiles website

Saturday, March 1, 2014

9th Annual Triangle Green Home Tour May 3-4 & 10-11

The 9th Annual Triangle Green Home Tour is coming soon! This free, self-guided event will feature over 30 entries, and will be held on May 3-4 and 10-11, 2014 from Noon to 5pm.

As always, the tour will allow you to examine a number of green building features in a wide variety of homes in all styles and price points -- ranging from Habitat for Humanity and entry-level homes to custom luxury entries.

Briar Chapel will have eight homes on the tour this year, which are listed below. However, it is important to remember that ALL homes in Briar Chapel are required to be certified green upon completion. So, if there is a particular home for sale that you like that's not on the tour, Jennifer Winkler would be happy to arrange a private showing for you. Give her a call at 919-593-3662.

  • 2413 Briar Chapel Parkway (Garman Homes)
  • 206 Cliffdale Road (David Weekley Homes)
  • 23 Sagebrush Road (ForeverHome)
  • 23 Heatherwood Drive (M/I Homes)
  • 293 Dark Forest Drive (Drees)
  • 84 Owen Towne Road (Saussy Burbank)
  • 561 N. Serenity Hill Circle (Saussy Burbank)
  • 307 Dark Forest Drive (Homes By Dickerson)

To learn more about the tour, visit Otherwise, Peter Winkler has some extra tour guides if you need one - just stop by his office at 649 Bennett Mountain Trace in Briar Chapel. You can also view a virtual list of homes on the tour by downloading the iPhone or Android app.