Race 13.1 Charlotte half marathon and 8k returns to the Queen City on September 21, 2019! The first 3-4 miles of the course will be on tree-lined streets with gently rolling hills through beautiful residential neighborhoods, and the bulk of the flat and fast course will take place on the picturesque Four Mile Creek Greenway and McAlpine Creek Greenway, with the McAlpine Creek providing quite a beautiful view from the trail! The race will start and finish at Toringdon, in the heart of Ballantyne, with ample parking and great dining options nearby. 

From the Carolina Panthers, Charlotte Hornets and the Charlotte Motor Speedway, to the great shopping destinations at Ballantyne Village and Southpark Mall, the state's largest city has a lot to offer for a variety of interests. Runners will have plenty of opportunities for fun before and after the race!

Blue Cross NC Race 13.1 Charlotte Highlights:

  • Flat, shaded course along the greenway!

  • On-course entertainment!

Date: Saturday - Sep 21, 2019
Time:7:00 am
Address:3420 Toringdon Way, Charlotte, NC 28277
Distances:Half Marathon, 8K

Race Details

Where is the race?
The race is in Charlotte, NC, and will start and finish at Toringdon (3420 Toringdon Way, Charlotte, NC).

What day is the race, and when does it start? 
The race is on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The official start time for the half marathon will start at 7:00am and the 8k will be 7:15am.

Race Day Timeline:

  • 5:15am-6:15am - Race Day packet pick-up and registration

  • 7:00am - Half Marathon starts

  • 7:15am - 8k starts 

  • 9:00am - 8k overall awards will be announced and age group awards can be picked up at the Race 13.1 Customer Service tent.

  • 10:00am - Half Marathon overall awards will be announced and age group awards can be picked up at the Race 13.1 Customer Service tent.

How many participants are allowed in each event? 

Half Marathon: 1,500
8k: 1,500

Will participants receive any merchandise?
Each racer will receive a tech t-shirt- Stay tuned for the design! We will offer both men’s and women’s size shirts. All participants will also receive access to numerous Event Deals. A link to view and claim the Event Deals will be emailed out prior to the race and can be found on the race page. If you choose to register at packet pick-up on race day, we cannot guarantee a race t-shirt. They will be available to race day registrants on a first come, first serve basis while quantities last.

Will there be medals for participants?
All half marathon finishers will receive a 3.5" finishers race medal and the bonus bling (double bling)! Stay tuned for the design! All 8K finishers will receive the bonus bling only! Check out our FAQ’s for more information!

Weather/Cancelation Policy
We will do all we can to make sure each of our races is produced as planned, but runner safety is always our top priority. If we have to cancel a race because of weather or circumstances outside our control, refunds will not be issued. 

Will there be professional photographers and photos for purchase? 
Yes, professional photographers will be on site for the race and will provide photos for purchase.

Is this race a USATF Certified Course?
Yes, USATF certifications for Race 13.1 Charlotte are listed below:

Is there a time limit?
Yes, both distances must complete the race by 10:30am.

Will there be awards?
Awards will be given to male and female overall and age group winners based on chip time. Overall 8k awards will be presented at 9:00am and half marathon awards will be presented at 10:00am, all age group awards may be claimed at the Race 13.1 Customer Service tent following the awards presentations. Winners must be present to receive their prize; awards will not be mailed out. 

Age groups are as follows: 19 & under; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70-up.

Elite Athletes
An elite athlete may receive one comp entry if he or she meets the standards listed below:

  • Time standards: 1:14:00 for males and 1:28:00 for females.

  • Time standards must be met in the the 12 months preceding the race date.

  • Runners must have proof of their time. Email info@race131.com for details.

  • Race 13.1 reserves the right to adjust time standards at any time.

  • All elite athlete requests must be submitted at least 10 days prior to race day to info@race131.com.