Race to the Taste logo 2018

The 6th Annual Race to the Taste 5K will be held on Saturday, June 6th, 2020 at 9:00am!

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The 5K will start and finish at the Taste of Charlotte Festival in beautiful uptown Charlotte! Runners should meet on 4th Street near the intersection of Tryon Street. The finish line will be on 4th Street between Tryon and College Streets.

The 5K begins at 9:00am and the cupcake run will follow at 9:45am!

Making the race more appetizing, Runners of the 5K will receive:

*a premium race t-shirt

*an awesome Truliant Federal Credit Union swag bag with fun gifts

*a ticket to a Charlotte Checkers Hockey Game

*a cold Corona Premier after the run

*a Taste of Charlotte Super Coin to purchase a menu item at the festival

Both Participants of the 5k Race and the Cupcake Run/Walk will receive a t-shirt and multiple cupcakes from Dulce Affairs, Small Cakes Cupcakery and Creamery, Dream Cupcakes, and KupKake Kouture throughout the course!!

Stick around after the races for the Food Lion After Party, for a cold beverage in the Corona Light Tavern at the Taste.

We’ll have live music from Tropical Flavors Band and our awards ceremony.

A donation will be made to the Checkers Charitable Foundation from proceeds of the 5K.

(Download the Race to the Taste 5k/Cupcake Walk Press Release Here)

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