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