Half Marathon & Twilight 5K Details

Date & Start Times

Saturday, March 8, 2014

  • Twilight 5K – 6:30 PM

Sunday, March 9, 2014

  • NC Half Marathon – 7:30 AM
              NC Half Start Line Car

Start & Finish Line Address

Charlotte Motor Speedway
5555 Concord Parkway South
Concord, NC 28027


  • Average High Temp: 65 degree F (at the finish)
  • Average Low Temp: 53 degrees F (at the start)
               NC Half Start Line 2

Event Highlights

  • Awesome finisher medals for all 5K and half marathon participants
  • Tech shirt for all participants
  • Stock cars at every mile
  • Post race party
  • Awards Ceremony in Victory Lane
  • Start & finish inside the Charlotte Motor Speedway
  • Run the perimeter of the Dirt Track and right on the Dragway
  • USAT&F certified
  • 3.5 course limit
  • Awards 3-deep in ALL Age Divisions
  • ChronoTrack Timing System
  • Participant Limit – 3,000 (half marathon) and 750 (5K)
NC Half Flag

Gear Check

Half Marathon participants may check their gear at the Start in the Runners’ Gear Check Area, which is located inside the garage by the Finish Line. Gear check drop off will be open at 6:30 am on Sunday. The Bag given to you at packet pickup should be used as your gear check bag. Tear the gear check tag from your bib number and attach with the zip tie supplied. To claim your bag, show your bib number to the Gear Check Volunteer. Both the bib number and the number attached to the bag MUST match. ALL BAGS MUST BE CLAIMED BY 11:30 AM. Bags not claimed by 11:30 AM will be disposed of. Please do not leave valuables, cash or jewelry in the checked bags. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. Please note, gear check is only open on Sunday for the half marathon.

Start Corrals

The corral system assures a smooth and safe start by lining up participants of similar pace in the same area. Participants with a time of 1:35 or faster in the half marathon distance, who can send a proof prior to February 8, 2014, will qualify for the seeded corral up front. Other participants are asked that they line up according to their estimated finishing time. Large signs indicating these pages will be displayed throughout the start line corral. Please be courteous and look for the area that fits your space best. Participants will be able to enter their corral beginning at 7:00 AM. Only participants are allowed in the start line corrals. This will make your start quicker and you’re run more enjoyable. To apply for the seeded corral, please email proof of a time of 1:35 or faster in a half marathon race to us prior to February 8, 2014.