North Carolinas BEST SPRING HALF MARATHON celebrating running and Craft Beer!
Running is your Craft! Join us for the Charlotte's Premier Spring Race...the Craft Beer Half Marathon & 5 Miler presented by Ivy Rehab is on March 30, 2024. Celebrate running and the HUGE Charlotte Craft Beer scene with fantastic course through miles of the greenway in North Charlotte. The Half Marathon will run on HALF Greenway and HALF roads. This event has SOLD OUT all 5 years, so register early. The Half Marathon & 5 Miler will only accept 1,500 runners.
REGISTER NOW to guarantee your spot! Check Out our TRAINING PLANS
Run the race and stay for the FREE beer. Local breweries will have beer.
Race Start Times:
The Craft Beer Half Marathon, starts and finishes at the David Taylor Corporate Center, 10101 David Taylor Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262
Saturday, March 30, 2024
7:45 AM – 5 MILER
8:00 AM – HALF MARATHON
What do I get for participating?
The Most Swag for any Half Marathon in the area!
Now that is a TON OF SWAG!
Packet Pick Up: You can pick up for friends and family. NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK UP...unless you purchased Will Call.
Thursday, March 28, 2024; 12PM – 6:00PM
Run For Your Life – Midtown
901 South Kings Drive, #100
Charlotte, NC 28204
Friday, March 29, 2024; 2PM - 8PM ---- PACKET PICK UP PARTY
Armored Cow Brewing
8821 JW Clay Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28262
For more information on Packet Pick Up and the PARTY, click HERE
WILL CALL PACKET PICK UP (for those who purchased it only)
Race Day - 7:00am-7:45am
This Half Marathon is HALF on the roads and HALF on the beautiful greenway paved trails.
*START - We will stage the start in the David Taylor Corporate Center parking. Please be mindful or cars, curbs, speed bumps, etc. Your official time will be based off of your chip time (from when you cross the start mat until you cross the finish mat), so no need to panic at the start...we promise there will be beer left for you at the finish. HA!
After the first 400 meters the runners will turn right onto Governor Hunt Rd. where they can spread out a bit before turning right onto Mallard Creek Rd. At close to the 1 mile mark 5 MILERS TURN LEFT onto Colvard Park Way and half marathoners stay straight. After following more roads, you will enter the greenway at around mile 2.75! Ahh…shade, cool temperatures, and great scenery! You will then stay on the greenway until mile 9.3 where you will turnaround and head back towards the finish. At mile 12 you will hop off of the greenway, take a right onto David Taylor, and head to the start/finish area. Time to celebrate with a ton of different local craft beers. RUN LOCAL, DRINK LOCAL
We are excited to have the Charlotte Running Club Pace Team. Pace groups will be 1:35, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, and 3:00. You do not need to sign up for a group, just show up to the start line and look for the pacer signs. If you would like to become a Pacer please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to partner with Charlotte Running Company to provide training plans for our athletes....AND some FREE SWAG!
Coached Group Run Opportunities on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays each week
More Info HERE
We have partnered with Start 2 Finish. All Half Marathon and 5 Miler participants will be timed and will receive their disposable timing tag during packet pick up.
There will NOT be a bag check at this years event.
Every participant will be guaranteed a race shirt that signed up before March 15th. You will have a choice between long sleeve or short sleeve. Shirts are ordered based on the sizes indicated during online registration.
NO SWITCHING SIZES – NO EXCEPTIONS!
Couldn’t get into the race this year or you couldn’t make it to the race? Maybe the time limit for the course closure is an issue for you. We have you covered…VIRTUAL RUNNER! See Details HERE
Overall, Masters, 12 and under, 13-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+.
Top 3 Males and Females in all divisions will receive awards.
As results become available, runners will be able to claim their awards at the awards ceremony prior to the last participant finishing. We do NOT ship unclaimed awards. Awards will be gift certificates from the local Run For Your Life Stores. There is a RFYL store conveniently located 1 mile from the finish at 1816 E. Arbors Dr. Charlotte, NC 28262.
NOTE: Sisu Events reserves the right to add/delete categories and awards prior to race based on participation.
Refunds and Transfers:
Registration fees are non-refundable. Event registrations are non-transferable between individuals, events, or years.
There is a 3:00 hour time limit (13:45 mile pace) in the Half Marathon. In order to comply with the agreement with the City of Charlotte, streets comprising the route must be reopened to vehicular traffic on a set schedule.
Dogs and Strollers:
Dogs and Strollers will NOT be allowed for this event.
Select Physical Therapy will be providing kinesiotaping pre-race and post-race foam rolling and stretching at the finish line. You must sign up in advance to get kinesiotaping. Email MArcidiacono@selectmedical.com to schedule your taping. Taping will begin at 6am on race morning. Please let them know what body part needs taping.
Should you need medical attention at the finish line, let a volunteer know and you’ll be escorted to the medical tent located very close to the finish line. There will be a medical tent located at the finish line in case of emergency or any minor medical needs. Announcements can always be made at the DJ booth as well. Any life threatening problems should call 911.
Water Stops & Potties:
There will be 6 water stops for the Half Marathon and 2 water stops for the 5 Miler. There will be Potties located on the course for the Half Marathoners; Mile 2.5, Mile 4.5, Mile 6.5, Mile 8.5, Mile 10, and Mile 12.
We will provide a water bottle at the finish line AFTER the race. DO NOT get a water bottle before the race or there will not be any available to the rest of the runners.
Races are held, rain or shine, unless Sisu Events determines that conditions are too dangerous. This will be based on a prudent decision made on race weekend or race day by Sisu Events and local law enforcement officials. If the race is canceled due to inclement weather there will be neither refunds nor transfers. This position is consistent with USA Track & Field recommendations and with the protocol of sharing the risks associated with the sport of running. In the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, Sisu Events reserves the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race.
BRING YOUR OWN WATER TO THE START. We will have water bottles for you AFTER the race.
At the Craft Beer Half Expo you will find exhibitors, great giveaways from our sponsors, and best of all, BEER from a ton of the areas best breweries. Local breweries will have beer to sample…must be 21 years of age. The Expo starts at 8:30 and ends around 12 pm. Use your free pint glass and sample. Food and Beverage not covered under USATF Sanction.
We are excited to have music at the Start and Finish line to energize the runners and maintain the fun!
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.