Taste of Charlotte Pink Cupcake Run/Walk & Breast Cancer Lap Saturday, October 2, 2021 ~ 10am

  • Cupcake Run/Walk Details

    Cupcake Run/Walk Details


    Taste of Charlotte’s Pink Cupcake Run/Walk/Eat is back this year – with a new location!  You’ll enjoy mini cupcakes from four bakeries while walking laps around Truist Field, home of the Charlotte Knights baseball team.  This year we’ve partnered with WBTV News and Go Jen Go, a non profit that provides financial assistance to families in the greater Charlotte area who are battling breast cancer.  

    Everyone is invited: This is an inclusive event for the community. No matter what local breast cancer charities you like to support, we are inviting everyone into this central location to join in a celebration of Survivorship and help lift up those who fight.

    The Pink Cupcake Run/Walk starts at 10am, before the Taste of Charlotte festival opens, giving participants a peek inside before the general public arrives.  Register, then grab your friends and join us at the baseball stadium in uptown for a fun 1 mile run/walk/jog/eat around the Charlotte Knight’s field.  

    As you pass home base after each lap, you’ll get a delicious cupcake! WBTV’s Molly Grantham will be there, as well as live music, and together we’ll cheer on breast cancer Survivors, Fighters, and Thrivers as they take their own personal lap following the Pink Cupcake Run/ Walk. It will be a morning of love, support, and FUN. We’ll also have a presentation after the Pink Cupcake Run/Walk/Eat from Go Jen Go.   

    To register for one or both events, click the sign-up tab.  Additional donations provide critical financial support to local breast cancer patients and provides you with Taste of Charlotte coins to use after the run!  See the donate tab for more info.   ***If you would ike to get updates and stories from WBTV’s Molly Grantham, be sure to select #TeamMolly when prompted to choose a team!****

    Register for the Pink Cupcake Run/ Walk to have fun and eat cupcakes!  
    Register for the free breast cancer walk if you are a breast cancer survivor, fighter or thriver!  
    You can register for both events and enjoy the cupcakes before taking your honorary lap around the field.  All levels get you a new 2021 #TeamMolly t-shirt and give a donation to Go Jen Go.  

    T-shirt & Bib Pick Up:
    T-Shirts & Bibs can be picked up the morning of the race starting at 9:00am.  

    Early Pick Up is Monday, 9/27 through Friday, 10/1 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Registered participants will be required to wear a mask when they pick up their packet in the WBTV lobby area.

    WBTV address:
    1 Julian Price Place
    Charlotte, NC  28208
    *Station located off Morehead between Freedom Drive and Wilkinson Blvd. 

Get Registered!



Thank you to our race sponsors…

We couldn’t do it without our Running Partners…

Race to the Taste 5k Proceeds Benefit…

Live Music at the Food Lion Post Race After Party

Official Race After-Party Beverage provided by…

Cupcake Fun Run/Walk Apparel Partner…

Cupcake Run Media Partner…

Note from the Race Director

Dear Race to the Taste 5k Runners,

As some of you may already know per individual email inquiries, we have been unable to secure a date for the Race to the Taste 5K this October. The city had too many events that had already changed their date to the Fall and could not accommodate us running in the uptown area during the weekend of the 2021 Taste of Charlotte Festival.

We have postponed the dates for the 5K and Cupcake Run/Walk to Saturday, June 11th 2022 at 9:00am. We have transferred your registration and fees paid to this new date. We hope you can all join us and apologize for the inconvenience.

We have added a new event for this year that will take place inside Truist Field the weekend of this year’s Taste of Charlotte Festival. We partnered with WBTV and GoJenGo.org for a Breast Cancer fundraiser. The new event is the Pink Cupcake Run/ Walk. We will also have a Breast Cancer Lap to recognize our community of Survivors, Thrivers & Fighters.

We are looking forward to a fresh start with our 5K and Cupcake Run/ Walk in 2022.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you for taking the time to read over this info.


Race Director & Race to the Taste Staff