Start and Finish Info

The Start line is located on Graham Street between 3rd and 4th St.

    • Ruckers: 7:10am
      • Rucking Division: Please weigh-in at the start line at 6:30am. Rucking weights: 10lb <150lb dry, 20lb >150lb dry.
    • Full and Half Marathon and Relays: 7:20am
    • 5K: 7:35am
    • Chick-Fil-A Kids’ Dash: FREE 100 meter kids dash at 10:20am – meet us at the corner of Graham and 4th and watch your kiddos run through the finish line.

The Finish line is located on 4th street. Join us to cheer on the runners. First finishers expected times:

  • 5k – 7:55am
  • Half – 8:35am
  • Full 9:50am


The Novant Health Charlotte Marathon Health and Fitness Expo will be in a new space this year at NoDa Brewing Company! The Novant Health Charlotte Marathon Health and Fitness Expo hours are Friday November 12, 2021 10am-7pm. FREE parking, a shuttle running during Expo hours from the 36th Street Light Rail station, DJ Rosice, NoDa Brewing Company Beer Garden, Food Trucks, Official CRAFT merchandise, Novant Health kids zone and MORE!

Marathon Parking

Charlotte Parking Uptown & Center City

Hotel Information

Discounts expire on November 4th

    • Westin – 5 blocks away @ $149. Call (704) 375-2000 REFERENCE Novant Health Charlotte Marathon
    • Courtyard by Marriott – 2 blocks away @ $125 Call 800-MARRIOTT
      REFERENCE – Charlotte Marathon Member Group


Q: What is our COVID-19 Policy?
A: Find our policy here – and please make sure to fill out a waiver BEFORE attending the expo or Marathon Events.

Q: Can someone else pick up my packet?
A: YES! But please make sure they have a picture of your photo ID!

Q: Can I pick up my packet on Saturday morning? Pretty please?
A: Yes… but – it will cost you. Manage your registration (there’s a button at the top of this page) and add “Will Call” to your registration. There is a $20 fee for this service.

Q: What about my stuff? Is there a bag check?
A: Pre-check your bag at the Expo! Bring what you need and check it with the Gentle Giant baggage truck just outside the t-shirt pick-up area. Pin your number on the bag, fill your Novant Health Charlotte Marathon Bag, check it and it will be at the Finish line waiting for you! OR check your bag on race day. It’s located at the Corner of S Mint and 3rd Street. Look for the HUGE Gentle Giant Semi truck.

Q: Where do I find elevation maps for this year’s events?
A: Elevation profile maps can be found on each event’s page on this site. Go to “Races” and select your distance. Event elevation profiles are located just below the image of the course map.

Q: Can I still run this year’s event virtually?
A: Yes! If you can’t join us in person for your 2021 event, you can run with us virtually. In fact, you can run your event anytime between now and November 13. You can even download printables from our virtual runner toolkit!

Q: How can my friends and family track my progress?
A: Have them download the RaceJoy app. On race day – they’ll be able to look up the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon and search for you by your name.

Q: Can I run with a stroller?
A: Yes!

Q: What should I do with my extra clothes? Can I donate?
A: Wear your goods and toss them in the Ally Clothing Drop boxes pre and post-start – all clothing donations will go to Running Works!

Q: What streets are closed and when?
A: You can find turn-by-turn directions with approximate times here.