Can I register on race day?
Yes, race day registration is available if participant cap has not been met.
Can I pick up my friend's packet early and/or race day?
Yes, you can pick up friends, family and coworkers' packets. If you pick up before race morning, make sure you bring them race morning! Nothing worse than forgetting your bib! It is highly recommended to attend early packet pick up (at Dick's Sporting Goods) prior to race day. Race day packet pickup will be a short walk to the start/finish line, so come early to make the race start time!
Can I pick up my team's packet?
Teams of 10 or more members can request their packets be pulled and available for one team member to pick up for the entire team. This request must be made at least 10 days before race day.
Will there be pacers?
Charlotte Racefest is proud to work with Charlotte Running Club, RunCLTRun and the Charlotte running community to provide pacers in both the 10K and Half Marathon race distances. Generally, a pacer is an experienced runner that runs at a set speed in a race, typically a long-distance event. This helps you finish at your desired time.
Please visit the Charlotte Running Club tent pre-race in order to meet the pacers. They will be at the tent up to 30 minutes prior to the race start. The pacers will line up at the start line based on their specific goal finish time in order to help all participants line up properly (faster runners to the front, walkers, strollers and leashed pets to the rear).
Half Marathon pacer times: 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, Sweeper (last runner on course) 3:00
10K pacer times: 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75
What can I expect on race day?
Please allow ample time to pick up packets, get your wristband (21 & up only), and be in line within 5 minutes of national anthem and start. Spectators are welcome along the course and finish, so cheer in your favorite runner!
Can I track a friend or family member during the race?
Yes! We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Craft Half Marathon. You'll be able to track and cheer them to the finish line all from your mobile device (apple or android). Download the RaceJoy mobile app HERE in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include:
- GPS Progress Alerts
- Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.
- Live GPS Tracking
- Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.
- Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.
- **To use RaceJoy, participants must download and carry their phone and activate tracking on the day of your race. Friends and family must download app and search "Charlotte Racefest" to track participants.
Can I walk the event?
We love our walkers. We ask walkers to be aware that course time limits are race specific. You must complete the race (half or 10K) in 3 hours (13:45/mile) as to reopen the course as mandated by the City of Charlotte. If you fall below this pace, we can unfortunately no longer guarantee course support—which is paramount for your safety. Aid stations, medical support, portable toilets, and road closures will start to become unavailable to participants. The local police and race organizers will ask you to reroute to a shorter version of the course or move up onto the sidewalk where you will be required to obey regular traffic laws.
Can I track a participant?
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience. Download the RaceJoy mobile app HERE in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Where are the aid stations?
Please visit our "Water/ Aid Stations" tab for more info.
What are the lodging accommodations?
There are great options to lodge near the race site in Charlotte! Check out link for accommodations HERE.
Are strollers and dogs allowed?
Running baby strollers are allowed but must have a minimum of 6″ wheels. Unfortunately, we ask that you leave your furry friends at home.
What is your race day cancellation, deferral and refund policy?
In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. For more information regarding our deferral and "No Questions Asked Refund" please check our Race Protection Policy HERE.
How can I check to see if I am registered?
Select "Race Info" tab in Runsignup. Select "Find A Participant" tab and enter your name.