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The 2021 Craft Beer Half Marathon, traditionally a March event, has been moved to October this year in hopes we can run in-person. We are also at the mercy of the Panthers schedule since this is a Sunday (it is all they had available) race but the city assures us we could either move it forward or backward a weekend if the Panthers have a home game scheduled on October 10th.
As of now, if you sign up for the Virtual event and if we are able to move to in-person, you will not have to pay any extra fees. Lock in low pricing NOW!
North Carolinas BEST Half Marathon celebrating running and Craft Beer!
Running is your Craft! Join us for the Craft Beer Half Marathon & 5 Miler on October 10th, 2021. 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 will celebrate Octoberfest this year and is very exclusive. The Half Marathon & 5 Miler will only accept 1,500 runners.
REGISTER NOW to guarantee your spot!
Run the race and stay for the FREE beer. Local breweries will be sampling their beer.
If in-person; Race Start Times:
The Craft Beer Half Marathon, starts and finishes outside of Atrium Health University 8800 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28262
Sunday, October 10, 2021
8:00 AM – HALF MARATHON
8:15 AM – 5 MILER
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:
Below information is for in-person racing. Let's cross our fingers it will happen:
This Half Marathon is HALF on the roads and HALF on the beautiful greenway paved trails.
*START - We will stage the start in the Atrium Health Parking lot but will be restricted to the right side of the road for the safety of the runners and to allow patients to have access to 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 150 meters the runners will enter N. Tryon where they can spread out and run down N. Tryon Street before entering the greenway trails after the 1 mile mark. Watch for the curb! Ahh…shade, cool temperatures, and great scenery! You will then follow the trail until around 4.8 miles where you will jump onto the roads for the next few miles. At around the 6.5 mile mark you will then jump back onto the trails where you will head back towards the start. At around the 12.7 mile mark you will exit the trail and run the roads to the finish at the backside of Atrium Health University. 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, and 2:30. You do not need to sign up for a group, just show up to the start line and look for the pacer signs.
We have partnered with Event Marketing Services to time this year’s event using Chronotrack Timing Systems. 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 long sleeve tri-blend shirt that signed up before September 25th. You will have a choice between a men’s or women’s cut shirt. 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.
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 in the Half Marathon and a 1:15 time limit in the 5 miler. 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 SIHNorthCarolina@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 7 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, Mile 8.5, and Mile 10.
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.
Parking & Transportation:
PLEASE arrive in time to park. Parking will be available in the JW Clay Blvd Station for $6.60 which will include a train ticket and The Shoppes at University Place. There will also be about 500 spots available in the two lots near the library on the Atrium Health University Campus...access available off of E W.T. Harris Blvd. You will NOT be allowed to park in the front lot of Atrium Health or in the Emergency Parking Lot. Those lots have to be open for patients only. Violators will be towed at owners expense.
Take the Train! The JW Clay Blvd Station is only 0.25 miles (roughly 400 meters) form the start. https://charlottenc.gov/cats/rail/lynx-blue-line/Pages/default.aspx
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 7:30 and ends around 12 pm. Use your free pint glass and sample.
We are excited to have music at the Start and Finish line to energize the runners and maintain the fun!
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