Spring 2018 Charlotte Road Race

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The weather is heating up and so is Charlotte’s race calendar. Whether you’re an experienced runner or you’re training for your first race, there’s a race on the horizon for everyone. From 5K’s to half marathon, you’re guaranteed to find a race and a reason to run that’s just right for you.

In addition to its awesome health benefits, running is a great sport because it’s inexpensive, it can be be done anywhere, and, in Charlotte, there’s so many brewery run clubs to help you train and keep you motivated. You can check out a full list of brewery run clubs at www.workforyourbeer.com.

So if the warmer weather has you itching to train for a race, check out these upcoming events to put on your calendar.

 

​RunJenRun 5K

Spring 2018 Charlotte Road Race

Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)

When: Saturday March 3, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Where: Symphony Park SouthPark, 4400 Sharon Rd Charlotte, NC 28211​

Cost: $30+

Anything else? All proceeds from this race will benefit the GoJenGo Foundation, a community brought together to assist people in their fight against breast cancer.

 

March Forth with United Way 5K

Spring 2018 Charlotte Road Race

Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)

When: Saturday March 3, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Where: Cabarrus Brewing Company, 329 McGill Avenue Concord, NC

Cost: $25+

Anything else? Stick around after the race to sample some brews from Cabarrus Brewing Company.

 

BB&T Corporate Cup

Spring 2018 Charlotte Road Race

Distance: Half Marathon (13.1 miles) or 5K (3.1 miles)

When: Saturday March 10, 2018 at 7:40 AM (Half Marathon) & 8:15 AM (5K)

Where: Uptown Charlotte

Cost: $30+

Anything else? Charlotte area business and community groups are encouraged to engage in friendly competition by participating in the Team Challenge.

 

Shamrock 4 Miler

Spring 2018 Charlotte Road Race

Distance: 4 miles

When: Saturday March 17th at 8:00 AM

Where: 7832 Rea Rd Charlotte, NC US 28277

Cost: $25+

Anything else? Runners are encouraged to get in the sprit of St. Paddy’s Day by wearing green.

 

Color Me Green 5K Trail Run

Spring 2018 Charlotte Road Race

Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)

When: Saturday March 17th at 10:00 AM

Where: US National Whitewater Center Charlotte, 5000 Whitewater Center Pkwy, Charlotte, NC 28214​

Cost: $35+

Anything else? This race is untimed. Runners are encouraged to wear white as they will be painted with green dye throughout the trail. Awards will be given to the greenest participants and cleanest participants (for those trying to avoid the green dye).

 

Elizabeth 8K Road Race

Spring 2018 Charlotte Road Race

Distance: 8K (4.97 miles)

When: Saturday March 24th at 8:00 AM

Where: Hawthorne Recreation Center at Independence Park, 345 Hawthorne Lane Charlotte, NC 28204

Cost: $25+

Anything else? This is Charlotte’s oldest road race. Proceeds from the race benefit the Elizabeth Community Association and TreesCharlotte.

 

Know Your Craft 5K

Spring 2018 Charlotte Road Race

Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)

When: Saturday March 31, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Where: Triple C Brewing Company, 2900 Griffith St. Charlotte, NC 28203

Cost: $30+

Anything else? Proceeds from this race benefit Project 2 Heal. Their goal is to use the healing benefits of dogs to help children and adults with special needs and wounded or disabled Veterans. You’re welcome to bring your dog to the race as long as you start in the back of the pack.

 

FreeMoreWest 5K on the Greenway

Spring 2018 Charlotte Road Race

Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)

When: Friday April 13, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Where: Triple C Brewing Company, 2900 Griffith St. Charlotte, NC 28203

Cost: $30+

Anything else? Proceeds from this race benefit Project 2 Heal. Their goal is to use the healing benefits of dogs to help children and adults with special needs and wounded or disabled Veterans. You’re welcome to bring your dog to the race as long as you start in the back of the pack.

 

Charlotte RaceFest

Distance: Half Marathon (13.1 miles) or 10K (6.2 miles)

When: Saturday April 14, 2018 at 7:30 AM

Where: South Park Mall, 4400 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211

Cost: $45+

Anything else? Stick around after the race for music, great food, and craft beer.

 

Twilight 5K

Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)

When: Friday May 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Where: Wells Fargo Atrium, 401 South Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202

Cost: $25+

Anything else? Join Right Moves for Youth, a school-based youth development and support program to help students grades 6-12 engage in their education and increase positive behaviors, for this evening run throughout Uptown Charlotte.

 

Run! Ballantyne 8K & 5K

Distance: 8K (4.97 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles)

When: Saturday May 19, 2018 at 7:45 AM

Where: Sara’s YMCA – 15940 Brixham Hill Avenue

Cost: $25+

Anything else? This race serves as the second in the YMCA of Greater Charlotte race series and helps to raise money to provide children the opportunity to participate in a multitude of YMCA programs.

 

Danielle Doolen is a freelance writer and Content Marketing Manager at Work For Your Beer. When her nose isn’t in her computer or iPhone, she can be found laughing at dad jokes with her husband, loving on her fur babies, or running the streets of Charlotte (literally). Follow her Instagram at @danielledoolen or learn more at www.danielledoolen.com.