The Keep Pounding 5K runner registration is FULL. We have finalized all race timing bib and shirt orders and therefore will be adding no new registrants, regardless of the status of current registrants. We welcome you to register as a 'virtual fundraiser' or form a fundraising team.

Event questions? See below. If you cannot find the information you are seeking, please contact the Foundation at:

(704) 355-4048


Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017 (5K start time: 8:00AM at the starting-line)

Event Schedule:

6:45 AM | Participant check-in begins outside Levine Cancer Institute

7:45 AM | Pep rally lead by special guests from the Carolina Panthers

8:00 AM | Race begins

9:00 AM | Award Ceremony begins at the Practice Field, opportunity for team photos to follow

9:30 AM | Rose Transportation shuttle service begins to take participants back to their vehicles at Levine Cancer Institute 


Location and course:

*The 2017 Keep Pounding 5K will follow our alternate course, due to planned construction at Bank of America Stadium. We will return to our Stadium Run Course in 2018.*

Start: Levine Cancer Institute (1021 Morehead Medical Drive)

Beginning at the intersection of East Morehead and Harding Place, participants will proceed west on Morehead towards Bank of America Stadium. The course will wind through 3rd Ward, before ultimately concluding on the Practice Field.

Finish: Carolina Panthers, Practice Field (325 South Cedar Street)



Morehead Medical Plaza Parking Deck -1024 Morehead Medical Drive, CHARLOTTE, NC 28203

Participants are encouraged to park, free of charge, at Levine Cancer Institute (at the Morehead Medical deck).

Rose Transportation will be providing shuttle service to transport participants from the Carolina Panthers Practice Field (finish) to their vehicles at Levine Cancer Institute / Morehead Medical Parking Deck (start).

Friends and family are encouraged to gather at the Practice Field to cheer on their loved ones. Please arrange for your own parking near the practice field in neighboring public parking decks or lots. Free parking is available at the Morehead Medical Plaza deck (the start line) for participants.

Fees & Registration:

We have reached maximum capacity and 5K registration is closed.


Packet Pick-Up (race-shirts and bibs):

Prior to race day: Charlotte Running Company (Dilworth location off of East Blvd. only) 

  • Thursday, June 1 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Friday, June 2 from 10:00 am – 6:30 pm

Race Day Packet Pick Up:

Saturday, June 3 from 6:45 am – 8:00 am outside of Levine Cancer Institute



 No pets allowed. While we all adore 4-legged, tail-wagging family members, but please leave them at home. Our insurance coverage requires this. Thank you for understanding.



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: 10-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+)


keep pounding art with sam mills.jpg


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.

FAQ_2016 Keep Pounding Contact button_2016 Keep Pounding your donations KP5K 2016 sponsors button_2016 Keep Pounding