Charlotte — Thousands of runners hit the streets — and the hotels, restaurants, and shops — when the Queen City hosts the sold out Novant Health Charlotte Marathon on Saturday, November 16. More than 6,000 runners will participate in the full marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 5K, and one-mile fun run events.
“We’re thrilled to have reached capacity for the marathon and the relay,” said Tim Rhodes, Race Director for the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon. “The support of the running community shows there’s clearly the desire to make room for more runners in this event.”
The marathon and marathon relay sold out this week. Registration for the half marathon, 5K, and fun run distances will remain open through the close of the November 15 Health and Wellness Expo. There is no race day registration.
Runners can expect a race with plenty of iconic Charlotte views, as the course winds through uptown, Dilworth, Wilmore and the Gold District, the Plaza, NoDa, and South Charlotte. Among other runner amenities like an easier-to-use, self-serve registration portal, this year’s marathon features an Elite Runners’ Program and prize money.
Novant Health Charlotte Marathon Race Weekend:
Friday, November 15
Health and Wellness Expo
10:00am — 8:00pm
Charlotte Convention Center, Richardson Ballroom
Saturday, November 16
7:30am — Novant Health Charlotte Marathon, half-marathon, and marathon relay start.
7:45am — 5K start
7:50am — 1-mile fun run start
All distance start on Graham Street behind BB&T Ballpark, headed south. All events finish on Mint Street in front of Romare Bearden Park.
The Novant Health Charlotte Marathon benefits the Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital. Since 2013, the event has raised nearly $150,000 to support the hospital’s mission to provide remarkable medical care to the youngest patients.
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