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Race Day Info

HALF MARATHON & RELAY

Start | 7:40 AM
Time Limit | 3 hours

Age Groups:
  • 19 & under 
  • 20 - 24 
  • 25 - 29 
  • Five year increments to 70+ 
5K
Start | 8:15 AM
Time Limit | 1 hour

Age Groups:
  • 10 & under
  • 11 - 14  
  • 15 - 19 
  • 20 - 24 
  • 25 - 29 
  • Five year increments to 70+
RACE COURSE
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PACKET PICK-UP

Packet pick-up will be available during the following days & times:
  • Thursday, March 2: Run For Your Life – Midtown (10:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
  • Friday, March 3: Two Wells Fargo Atrium (11:00 AM - 3:00 PM) 
    • 1 -hour of free parking will be available in the One Wells Fargo Parking Garage. Please bring your ticket with you to packet pick-up.
  • Friday, March 3: Childress Klein YMCA (4:00 PM - 7:00 PM)
    • 1 -hour of free parking will be available in the One Wells Fargo Parking Garage. Please bring your ticket with you to packet pick-up.
  • Saturday, March 4: Two Wells Fargo Atrium (6:30 AM - 8:00 AM)
PACE GROUPS
New in 2017! Charlotte Running Club will be offering pace groups for half-marathon runners of all abilities. Each pace leader will run even splits (every mile will be run in the same amount of time) throughout the race, and by following your Pace leader, you’ll cross the finish line within two minutes of your goal time. On race day, you’ll see them lined up according to their pace (avg min/mile). Just fall-in with your group and run your race!

RACE DAY PARKING
Free parking will be available until noon on race day in the One Wells Fargo and Two Wells Fargo Parking Garages in Uptown Charlotte. Runners will need to show their race bib when exiting the garage on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. 

TIMING
Your timing chip will be embedded in your race bib. This will allow you to walk away from the finish without the need to have your tag collected.

AWARDS
5K Awards: 9:00 AM
Half-Marathon & Relay Awards: 10:00 AM
Team Challenge Awards: 9:00 AM
 
WATER STOPS
Water will be available at Water Stop #1 (mile 2) while water & powerade will be available at Water stops #2-6 (mile 4, 6, 8, 10 & 12).
 
RESTROOMS
Port-a-jons will be available at the start / finish line on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, in addition to restrooms in the Childress Klein YMCA and Two Wells Fargo Atrium. Port-a-jons can also be found on the course at miles 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11.

RACE DAY PHOTOGRAPHY
Race day photography will be provided by Carolina Snapshot Sports Photography. Find your photo >>