#GetFitCLT – Charlotte Fitness Events For October


9Round Dilworth’s New Member Discount

Now through 12/31. For a kick-butt boxing class, 9Round is the gold standard. Get 45% off of your first month now with their new member special.

Photo by Nicole Brantley

Flywheel Charlotte Happenings

FW members save 20% next month
Members can join their October challenge and get 20% off membership next month if they complete 21 classes (ride OR barre) this month.

Breast Cancer Awareness
October 15th 5:30pm dual Pink Out Ride with Shane and Sarah P. Wear all pink and enter in the raffle for a 5-credit pack! The male and female top of the Torque board with both get a prize so come ready to Never Coast.

Bring in candy or treats October 27th-30th for Trunk or Treat on October 31st, All Hallow’s Eve, and get $25 Flycash to use toward memberships. Wear a costume to class on Halloween and be entered into the costume contest for a prize.

OTF’s Hell Week

October 24-31. One week, 8 challenging workouts, complete 5 to get the coveted “been there, done that” OTF Hell Week t-shirt.

Barry’s Bootcamp Opening

Super hyped New-comer to the Charlotte fitness scene is Barry’s Bootcamp – the national craze that’s opening in Atherton Mill any day now. Ahead of their much-anticipated grand opening of their famous “Red Room” (gulp), they’re hosting pop-up events around the city. Welcome to Charlotte, Barry’s!


CrossFit Open

October 10th through November 11. Find a participating studio and join in on the 5-week-long fun. Each week, a new workout is announced on Thursday evening and participants have until Monday evening to report their score. There are scaled workouts available that are perfect for anyone new to the sport. Aim for fun or for the CrossFit Games, either way you’re sure to feel accomplished during this challenge with fun themed workouts and expert coaching.

Photo courtesy of Reebok Crossfit Charlotte

Hopebuilders 5k

October 12, 8am, Levine Children’s Hospital. Benefiting Levine Children’s Hospital, take part in this fun, family-friendly event. Run by yourself, with a team, or “virtually.”

White Squirrel Classic

October 12, Brevard, NC. When your starting line is Oskar Blues Brewery, you know you’re in for a fun race. The White Squirrel Cycling Classic is a great way to take in the changing leaves and kick off the fall season around the base of Pisgah National Forest and along the French Broad River.

Photo Courtesy of The White Squirrel Cycling Classic

Yoga + UpDog Kombucha

October 13th, Bold Missy Brewery. Get VIP access to Bold Missy before they open their doors to the public on Sunday, October 13th with yoga, samples, and a half pint of Bold Missy beer to enjoy after your workout.

Biketoberfest with Sustain Charlotte

October 13, 11:30am-6:30pm, Uptown. Bring the whole family for a fun, full-day outdoor adventure where attendees bike around the city to collect stamps on their official event passport for their chance to win prizes at the event’s after-party at Triple C Brewing Co.. Funds raised go to Sustain Charlotte’s bike program that advocates biking for transportation- it’s good for you and the environment!

Photo curtesy of Sustain Charlotte

Eat the Frog Fitness Sneak Peek and Grand Opening

Sneak Peek October 14, Grand Opening October 29, Metropolitan. Another Charlotte fitness scene new-comer, Eat the Frog offers virtually guided workouts from morning to night so you can sweat no matter your schedule. Trainers are on hand for peak hours to assist with the video-guided workout.

Rocktober Fest Half Marathon and 5-Miler

October 19, 1224 E 7th Street. Leave your headphones at home for this one- they have your music options covered with live music along the course through Elizabeth and Plaza Midwood and a post-race festival at The Belk Plaza on The Greenway.

Hincapie Gran Fondo Bike Race

October 19. With 15, 50, and 80-mile courses this race has something for everyone, especially if you like hill climbs- your endurance will be tested as you weave through the beautiful SC mountains just outside of Greenville. Stick around for the post-race BBQ that afternoon and after party at Hotel Domestique that night with music, food, drinks, and cycling community celebs.

Resting my legs after 50 hilly miles through this gorgeous area.

Big South 5k

October 26, 8am, Blakeney Shopping Center. A family-friendly event that raises money for area middle school athletic programs, this race will take place in South Charlotte.

Pancakes and Beer 5k

October 26, Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. Wind through LoSo (Lower Southend for the unhip like me) and refuel with a pancake and bacon breakfast at OMB. Your registration get you breakfast, a free beer, a long sleeve t-shirt, and admission to the post-race party. Prost!

Runway 5k

October 26. Aptly-named, you get to run on the CLT runway for this race!

Rugged Maniac

October 26, 9am-5pm, Piedmont Dragway in Julian. Add some play to your workout with obstacles like a water slide and trampoline before toasting your muddiness at the finish line with beer and a live DJ.

NAMIWalks Charlotte

October 26, 8:30am, Reedy Creek Park. Raise awareness and funds for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) during this 5k event.

Photo courtesy of NAMI Charlotte

Yacht Yoga for a Cause 3rd Saturdays

Yacht Yoga for a Cause is a unique event on a yacht on Lake Norman and happens every 3rd Saturday through October. Each weekend, a new charity beneficiary will receive the funds raised from an hour of flow followed by a social with Clean Juice. Get there early, they’ll get to flowin’ at 8:30am. Find out more and get tickets here.

Photo Courtesy of Carolina Grace Lake Norman

Ballantyne Bootcamp

Thursdays @ 5:30pm – now through 10/17 – Join fellow Ballantonians for a free bootcamp at The Brixham Tent sponsored by Sarah’s YMCA.

Sponsor Event by OrthoCarolina: Physician Roundtable

OrthoCarolina, Matthews. Want to get a better understanding of how your body moves during (and why it aches after) all of these fun fitness events? Join our friends at Ortho for their Physician Roundtable.


November will be here before we know it and so will fitness deals to get you in fighting shape before the holidays. Orange Theory CLT will offer a “25 hour class” on November 3rd where you can put your extra Daylight Savings hour to good use getting a great sweat at OTF for free. Also look out for The Great Pumpkin Run on November 2nd where the “Tough Pumpkin” option adds some extra weight in the form of a real pumpkin to your run.


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Nicole Brantley
Nicole is a native Charlottean that loves the Queen City almost as much as running, writing, and type-A organization.