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2016 EVENT DETAILS

Date: May 14, 2016 (5K start time: 8:00AM at the starting-line)

Location:

Bank of America Stadium (Charlotte, NC)

Runners are bussed from the Mint Street Parking Deck (410 S. Mint Street) to the start line at Levine Cancer Institute (1021 Morehead Medical Drive).  

Runners should report to check-in no later than 7:25AM to ride the bus to the start line. 

 

Race course route:

The course begins on East Morehead St. outside of Levine Cancer Institute. Runner/walkers will proceed west on Morehead to the South Gate of Bank of America Stadium and will head into the stadium. Once inside, participants will ascend to the 500-level (using the ramps), run approx. 1 lap around the concourse, and then descend into the player's tunnel and onto the field! The finish line will be set up at the 50 yard line. F

riends and family will have the opportunity to cheer for participants from the stands (enter through North Gate beginning as early as 8:00AM).

 

Parking:  

Mint Street Parking Deck (410 S. Mint Street)

Fees & Registration:

Registration is officially closed.  

Due to reaching a record-number of registrations weeks ahead of the Keep Pounding 5K, and to limitations set forth by Bank of America Stadium Operations to ensure safe and smooth operation of the event, registration for the Keep Pounding 5K was closed early.

 

Schedule of Events:

Check-in begins Saturday morning: 6:45AM

Last shuttle bus departs Mint Street Parking Deck for the start-line: 7:25AM  

We encourage you to arrive no later than 7:15AM if you plan to take a shuttle from the stadium/parking deck to Levine Cancer Institute.

Families or friends of registered runners/walkers may enter the stands (through the North Gate) as early as 8:00AM

Announcements and Awards Ceremony: 9:00-9:30AM*

Opportunities for Team Photos on the field: 9:40AM

*Subject to change based on race completion time.


Packet Pick-Up:

Friday, May 13th @ Charlotte Running Company on East Blvd. Pick up on race day will be located outside the North Gate entrance to Bank of America Stadium.

Restrictions:

No pets allowed on the course or inside Bank of America Stadium.

Guests are encouraged to cheer along the race and in the stands at Bank of America Stadium.

Awards:

Awards will be given to the Top Fundraising Team, Top Fundraising Individual, and Top finishers in each age group (male and female categories, in the following age groups: 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+)

 

FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE:

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Before checking in on race day, all runners are highly encouraged to meet a fundraising minimum of $51 commemorating Sam Mills (#51), who lost his battle with cancer. 

The Keep Pounding Campaign, founded in 2003 by the Carolina Panthers and Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, encourages cancer survivors and their loved ones to always “Keep Pounding” in the fight against cancer.

Fundraising suggestions and sample letters are available upon registration to assist runners in meeting this requirement.  We encourage all runners to not only meet the minimum, but exceed it as 100% of the money raised at the event benefits pediatric and adult cancer programs at Levine Children's Hospital and Levine Cancer Institute.

 

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For questions about the website:

Contact Kat Glass at 704.355.0958 for the fastest response. If your question is urgent and Kat is unavailable, please call the main line at Carolinas HealthCare Foundation (704.355.4048) and ask for Katherine Anderson or Sarah Richardson.