Race Week

There's more than just the start line. Make sure to explore all the fun.

2024 Race Week Schedule

Monday, August 26th

7:04AM – Virtual Race begins
6:15PMBarn Burners Run Club

Tuesday, August 27th

6:15PMMad Miles Run Club

Wednesday, August 28th

Friday, August 30th

11:59PM – Final Price Increase

9:30amPacket Pickup & Expo open
10:00am – Mad Miles Shakeout Run
1:00pm – Live Music
2:15pm – Live Music
TBDKids .277 mile fun run
TBD – Panel Discussion – Sustainability
4:00pm – Packet Pickup & Expo close

7:00amCease Fire Productions gets the party started
7:25am – Wheelchair and stroller start
7:30 – Around the Crown 10K start
7:45am – Start line closes
8:01am – Let the party begin! First finisher expected
8:30am – Awards Ceremony inside Truist Field
10:00am – After Party at NoDa Brewing
11:00am – Finish festival closes
7:04pm – Virtual Race ends

Race Day Commuting

When it comes to race weekend travel, the easiest (and greenest!) way is via foot, bike, or public transportation. We are lucky to have an amazing rail system here in the Queen City as well as a solid bike infrastructure.

Street Car

Be sure to check out the Gold Line Street Car which runs from Plaza Midwood through Elizabeth into Uptown and then into Wesley Heights and onto Five Points. There’s a stop less than two blocks from the start line and can get you there right on time!

Light Rail

Charlotte’s Light Rail stretches 26 stations and nearly 20 miles all the way from Pineville, through uptown, and onto University City with multiple park and ride options available. Check their schedule and be sure to select Sunday for the correct times to arrive on time just blocks from the start line. The rail is also directly connected through all map applications on your phone which tends to be easier to use.


Whether you live in town and know the greenways like the back of your hand or your new to town, Charlotte is bike friendly and can take you right to the start line safely. You can rent bikes through the city with their Joy Rides hubs located all around uptown and use the local greenway system and bike routes to get you there safely. If you are already a Strava user, you can also use their route builder with heat maps to help!

Race Day Parking

As we mentioned above, we’d first suggest light rail, biking or carpooling to Truist Field to be as sustainable as possible. Next, there is paid street parking in uptown near the start line, but it will fill up fast. Lastly, there are many paid parking decks surrounding Truist Field and we’d suggest the Legacy Union deck as the most efficient.

Weather Contingency Plan

In the event of inclement weather prior to 8:00 am, the start time of this event may be delayed by up to 30 minutes. If a delay of more than 30 minutes is necessary and the weather conditions continue to be unsafe for the run, the event will be canceled for all participants.

Athletes will be notified of event changes via email and social media.