Q: What time does the event start?

A: Registration and check-in start at 6:30 a.m. The 5K run/walk begins at 8:00 a.m. The 1-Mile Walk begins at 8:15 a.m.


Q: When does the 1-Mile Walk start?

A: The 1-Mile Walk will begin at approximately 8:15 AM and is anticipated to last 20-30 minutes. Please note that there is no time limit for finishing.



Registration Questions

Q: What do I receive for my registration fee?

A: Each participant will receive a long-sleeve Cupid's Cup 5K t-shirt. Water, coffee, cereal-bars, and similar refreshments will also be provided.


Q: Will day-of registration be offered?

A: Yes, and to register offline:

  1. Race registration is offered during packet pickup at Charlotte Running Company-1412 East Blvd., Ste G, Charlotte, NC 28203. (cash/check only)

  2. Registration on race-day begins at 6:30 a.m. at the race site. We will take credit cards, checks, or cash on race-day.

T-shirt sizes are only guaranteed for those (1) registered on or before January 27, 2018 AND (2) who pick up their shirt during packet pickup on February 15-16.

Shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed for registrations that occur after January 27 or for late pick-up on race day, February 17.


Your Donations

Q: How will my donations and support make a difference?

A: One hundred percent of your tax-deductible donations will support cardiac rehabilitation at Carolinas HealthCare System-Pineville, Carolinas HealthCare System-SouthPark, and Carolinas HealthCare System-Union facilities. The majority of funds raised offer scholarships to our patients so that they can benefit from cardiac rehabilitation services at little or no out-of-pocket expense, including cardiac rehab to-go (a remote version of cardiac rehabilitation classes).


Q:How can I support this special cause if I cannot attend the event?

A: Please join us as a virtual fundraiser (participant)! And, direct donations can be made here.



Walking in Cupid's Cup

Q: Is the "1-Mile Walk" (separate from the 5K) a timed event?

A: No, the 1-Mile Walk is not timed. Typically the 1-mile Walk is guided by a CHS physician or representative of the cardiac rehabilitation program and follows a walkable, easy route through Freedom Park. This is separate and distinct from running/walking in the Cupid's Cup 5K route, which is timed and includes a registration fee. The 1-Mile Fitness Walk is a flat fee of $25 and includes a t-shirt.


Q: If I prefer to walk vs. run, do I have to participate in the 1-Mile Walk or may I simply walk the Cupid's Cup 5K route?

A: You are permitted to walk either course (1-Mile Walk or the 5K). However, please note that the 5K route is timed and therefore will require your registration payment as such (5K registration).



Location, Parking, Accessibility

Q: Where does the Cupid's Cup 5K take place?

A: The 5K course starts and finishes in front of Carolinas Medical Center-Myers Park, located on the corner of S. Kings Drive and East Boulevard. Participants will enjoy a fast, scenic and rolling course through Charlotte’s historic Dilworth neighborhood. The 1-Mile Walk (Fitness Walk) will follow a course into Freedom Park, around the pond and back to the staging area.

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Portable restrooms will be stationed at the Start/Finish line area. Restrooms will also be available inside CMC-Myers Park.


Q: Where do I park?

A: Parking is available at CMC-Myers Park (accessible from South Kings Drive) and across the street at Freedom Park (accessible from East Blvd.).  Driving directions to CMC-Myers Park.


Q: Are strollers welcome?

A: Yes, strollers are welcome to the Cupid's Cup 5K (though there is no special stroller-registration component to the event).



Other Questions

Q: Are pets welcome?

A: Unfortunately, pets are not permitted during the Cupid's Cup 5K in order to ensure the safety of our attendees. 


Q: What are the accommodations for cold weather?

A: Free standing heaters are placed throughout the race-registration / awards area to help keep our participants warm. We recommend that all participants wear or bring clothing and accessories (hats, gloves, hand-warmers) appropriate for the weather on the date of the event. We will post notifications for inclement weather / postponement in advance of the event if extreme weather conditions (snow / ice) are forecasted.





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