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Saturday, October 14, 2017


Walk-up registration and check-in begins at 6:30AM

5K Run (timed) begins at 8:00AM

5K Walk begins at 8:05AM

Awards Ceremony: 9:00AM

Kids Helping Kids Day festivities begin at the end of the Hopebuilders 5K awards ceremony. More information and RSVP here.

NOTE: Dogs and other pets are not allowed at the Hopebuilders 5K.


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Race festivities are being held at Lot B on the campus of Carolinas Medical Center, located at the corner of Medical Center Drive and Kings Drive ( GPS location: 1000 Blythe Boulevard).

Scroll below event site map for Parking Information.

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Option 1: Medical Center Plaza Visitor Parking (entrance on Blythe Blvd.)

Option 2: Lot A (entrance on Medical Center Drive)

Additional parking options on the CMC-Main campus can be found here.

Hopebuilders 2017 parking guide

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Online (preferred method) through Wednesday, October 11 at 5:00pm (EST)

Register in-person at Run For Your Life - Midtown  (901 South Kings Drive) on Thursday, October 12 or Friday, October 13. CASH OR CHECK ONLY

Race Day Registration (October 14) is $35 for Adults and $20 for children. Begins 6:30 AM. CASH / CHECK / CREDIT

Mail registration and entry fee: Must be postmarked by Monday, October 9.

Carolinas Healthcare Foundation
ATTN: Hopebuilders 5K
208 East Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203
Make all checks payable to Hopebuilders 5K.



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Approximate map of course shown here:

Run, walk, or stroll the 3.1 mile race course, which winds through the scenic Myers Park neighborhood and past Levine Children's Hospital.

The Start Line is located right outside of Lot B (on the campus of Carolinas Medical Center) between Brunswick Avenue and Ardsley Road. The race will begin by heading south on Kings Dr. and will continue until Kings Dr. becomes Queens Rd. W. before returning (near the intersection of Queens Rd. W. and Selwyn Avenue) by the same route.


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Kids Helping Kids Day:

More info and RSVP here

Help us celebrate the patients whose lives are touched by the world-class care Levine Children’s Hospital provides. In honor of Levine Children’s Hospital’s 10th anniversary, Levine Children's Hospital is hosting a fun filled Kids Helping Kids Day event following the Hopebuilders 5K. Kids Helping Kids Day will include arts, crafts, music and more for families to enjoy!

Under the Kids Helping Kids Day tent, participating children and adults will be able to create unique items like get-well cards, blankets, and personal handprint tiles to lift the spirits of our patients, as well as learn how to host their own fundraisers for Levine Children’s Hospital, and participate in a teddy bear clinic.


More family fun during the Hopebuilders 5K:

2012 Inflatable   2012 Hopebuilders 5K

- Inflatables provided by Daddies Playtime

- Appearances by local mascots (details forthcoming)

- Face painting, balloon animals and more!



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Strollers are welcome!

5K Run

$30 Pre-Registration (guarantees t-shirt)

$35 Race Day (t-shirt only as supplies last)

5K Walk

$30 Pre-Registration (guarantees t-shirt)

$35 Race Day (t-shirt only as supplies last)



(13 and under - children who are not in a stroller)

5K Run

$15 Pre-Registration (guarantees t-shirt)

$20 Race Day (t-shirt only as supplies last)


5K Walk

$15 Pre-Registration (guarantees t-shirt)

$20 Race Day (t-shirt only as supplies last)

 Strollers are welcome!


Pre-Registered Participants (Participants who have registered on/before Wednesday, October 5): If you registered online, by mail or in person on/before Wednesday, October 5 you may pick up your race number and t-shirt one of two ways:

At Run For Your Life - Midtown  (901 South Kings Drive) on Thursday, 10/12 and Friday, 10/13 during store hours: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  (registration at Run for Your Life will take cash or check, no credit cards)

On-site at race registation on October 14, beginning at 6:30 a.m. (credit cards, cash, or check accepted)

Participants may registration day of for a fee of $35 for adults and $20 for kids. 



Pre-registered runners (those who register on or before October 11) are guaranteed t-shirts.  Race-week and race-day registrants will be given t-shirts while supplies last.  




Top Finisher Awards

Runner awards will be presented at the awards ceremony to the male and female 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each age category.  If you are a top finisher and cannot attend the awards ceremony, you may pick up your medal at Run For Your Life Dilworth for two weeks after the event. Top Finisher Award Age Categories for Hopebuilders 5K Run/Walk: Top Male Finisher and Top Female Finisher Ages 1-10, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60-99.

Fundraising Award

The Top Fundraising Team will be awarded the Levine Children's Hospital Community Cup. Awards will also be given to individuals and teams who have raised $1000 or more.

The Young Ambassador Award will be given to the top fundraising individual under the age of 18.

Special Awards

Special awards will be given to the Best Decorated Stroller as well as the Most Creative Team Costumes and Most Creative Individual Costume.