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  • Race to the Taste 5K-  SATURDAY
    Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 9:00am


    LOCATION:  Taste of Charlotte Festival Uptown Tryon St. Charlotte, NC US 28202
    TYPE: 5k Run, 1 Mile Cupcake Run/Walk (9:45am) and a Free Kids Dash (8:45am)
    EARLY PACKET PICK-UP: Run for Your Life 901 S. Kings Drive, Charlotte (Thursday and Friday 10a-6p)


    Thank you for registering for the Race to the Taste 5k and/or the Cupcake Run/Walk!  

    You can pick up your packet early at the Run for your Life location located at 901 S. Kings Drive in Charlotte.  Volunteers from Running Works will be onsite! You can pick up your bib, t-shirt and swag bag!  Store hours are 10:00am-6:00pm. If you can’t make it to early packet pick up, you can pick up your items starting at 7:30am the morning of the race until 8:45am at the intersection of Tryon and 4th Street.

    The Race to the Taste 5k will start and finish at the Taste of Charlotte Festival, presented by Food Lion.  The 5k and the Cupcake Mile both start on 4th Street, between Tryon and Church.  Cheer Runners on at the 5k Finish-line on 4th between Tryon and College!  

    Following the race we will have awards for multiple age groups and give out metals.  Chubby Checker from the Charlotte Checkers will be onsite to greet winners!  Before and after the awards, we’ll have live music in the Tavern.  

    Full Schedule:

    7:30am – Vendor Area & Packet Pick-Up Open
    8:45am – Kid’s Dash
    9:00am – 5k Starts
    9:45am – Cupcake Mile Starts
    10:15am – Awards
    10:30am – Live Music Continues

    Two Water Stops can be found along the 5k route at each mile marker.  The Charlotte Hornets and Sam’s Express Car Wash will be there to cheer runners on and hand waters out.

    Please bring your ID if you plan to have a Corona Extra or a Day Owl Rosé after the race!  Cupcakes will also be available from our four bakeries.