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The 12th Annual OrthoCarolina 10K Classic presented by Hanger Clinic, a running event held in Charlotte, NC on September 18, 2021 is the areas premier 10K running event. The OrthoCarolina Classic will also feature a challenging 5K run/walk and a kid’s dash. Come out and enjoy one of the best courses in Charlotte and of course enjoy the expo where you can sample beer from local breweries and local food trucks will have food for sale. This is an event experience you will not want to miss. The race will cap at 2,000 runners!
What do I get for participating?
1. High Quality shirt. We will have mens and women’s cut shirts so please size yourself with that in mind. You must register before September 1st to be guaranteed a t-shirt.
2. Finisher Medals for 10K and 5K participants.
3. Great giveaways from our sponsors
4. EXPO: Sample beer from local breweries (Runners Only) and local Food Trucks selling awesome food. Runners will have 1 drink ticket attached to their bibs
5. Great fun!
Packet Pick Up
*You will be able to pick up packets for friends and family
Friday, September 17th, 2021; 10:30AM – 6:00PM
Run For Your Life – Midtown
901 South Kings Drive, #100
Charlotte, NC 28204
Race Day Packet Pick Up – Saturday, September 18th, 2021; 7:15AM – 7:55AM
Dillard's - South Park Mall
4400 Sharon Rd,
Charlotte, NC 28211
RACE START TIMES:
8:00 AM - 5K START
8:15 AM - 10K START
9:30 AM - 50 yard Kid's Dash - (kid's do not have to register)
Every participant will receive a t-shirt that signed up before September 1st. Shirts are ordered based on the sizes indicated during online registration. NO SWITCHING SIZES – NO EXCEPTIONS!
This is our favorite event! The kid’s dash is very informal so they do not need to register but it gives the kiddos an opportunity to run through the finish line like Mom and Dad. We will have some mascots out there to run and create some excitement as well. Depending on the numbers, we may have to break it down in to age groups for safety reasons.
Check out Course information HERE
We have partnered with Event Marketing Services to time this years event using Chronotrack Timing Systems. All 5K and 10K participants will be timed and will receive their disposable timing tag during packet pick up.
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. Awards gift certificates courtesy of Run For Your Life - Midtown
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.
Walkers are welcome in the 5K only. The time limit for the 10K is 1:45. 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.
There will be a medical tent located at the finish line in case of emergency or any medical needs. Announcements can always be made at the DJ booth as well.
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.
You can park anywhere in the South Park Mall parking lots. We will have the area in front of Dillards roped off for the finish and the vendor area.
The OrthoCarolina 10K Classic Expo, has consistently been one of the best post race expos in Charlotte. You will find exhibitors, great giveaways from our sponsors, kids activities and best of all FOOD TRUCKS AND BEER! Local Food Trucks will have food for sale.
Food Trucks: Yum Yum Delights and Hip Hop Smoothies will be there.
Local breweries will have beer to sample…must be 21 years of age. Duh! The Expo starts at 8:00 and ends around 10 am. You will have a drink ticket on your race bib. The race is NOT responsible for the amount of beer brought to the event by the vendors. They are kind enough to donate it so we can not guarantee beer for everyone. We have left that up to their discretion but they’ve all been informed of the amount of runners registered. Food and Beverage not covered under USATF Sanction.
We are so excited to have AAA Entertainment at the Start and Finish line to energize the runners and maintain the fun!
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