Race Weekend

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

2021 Race Weekend Schedule

Saturday, September 4th

11:00am – Packet Pickup & Expo open
12:00pm – Live Music – El Lambert Trio
1:30pm – Live Music – Thurston Howell Trio
2:45pm – Live Music – Ellie Morgan
4:00pm – Kids .277 mile fun run
4:00pm – Live Music – Rust Buckett
6:00pm – Packet Pickup & Expo close

Sunday, September 5th

7:00am – Cease Fire Productions gets the party started
7:30am – 7th Street Public Market opens
8:00am – Around the Crown 10K start
8:15am – Start line closes
8:35am – Let the party begin! First finisher expected
10:00am – After Party at NoDa Brewing
10:00am – Course closes
12:00pm – Finish festival closes

Race Day Parking

If you drive a Subaru, Williams Subaru of Charlotte has a VIP lot next the start line. If not, we’d first suggest light rail, biking or carpooling to First Ward Park to be as sustainable as possible. Lastly, check out the map below to show you the paid garages in the area, but remember that street parking is free in Uptown during the weekends. This does not include lots or garages near the start line as those are maintained by private companies.

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.