Winter Classic Race Festival!
An event for the entire family!
The Winter Classic Race Festival is an event you don't want to miss! This yearly festival offers an open-to-anyone 8k and 4k as well as a free Kid's Fun Run. For those up to the challenge you can run BOTH the 8k and 4k!
11:30 - 1:30 pm
Race Day Registration
Packet Pick up
Kid's Fun Run
4k Open Race Start
8k Championship Race*
8k Open Race
*Anyone can participate in the Championship event.
Must be NC USATF Member for cash awards.
AWARDS will be given at approximately 2:15 pm for the 4k.
AWARDS will be given at approximately 3:30 pm for both 8k races.
New this year!
$15.00 Race Entry Fee for 18 & under!
Youth Age Group Award Divisions (4k only)
(8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, then 15-19...)
MEET OUR RACE BENEFICIARIES!
Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
Meeting twice a week in small teams, we teach life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.
Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. Important social, psychological, and physical skills and abilities are developed and reinforced throughout the program. At each season's conclusion, the girls and their running buddies complete a 5K running event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The result—making the seemingly impossible, possible, and teaching girls that they can.
Let Me Run is a nonprofit wellness program that inspires boys to be themselves, be active, and belong. With a comprehensive curriculum that applies the power of running, the program encourages boys to develop their psychological, emotional and social health, in addition to their physical health.
Twice a week for seven weeks, two trained volunteer coaches lead an elementary or middle school team through practice. Designed to amplify confidence, self-expression, and respect for others, each practice includes a lesson from the Let Me Run curriculum that incorporates running, games and activities. Each fall and spring season culminates in a 5k race festival that celebrates the boys’ personal growth.
Cross-Country for Youth (CCFY) is a unique fitness program that introduces young people to cross-country training and character-building concepts to develop the whole person. CCFY programming takes place twice a week. A typical day of activities begins with a general introduction, the character focus of the day, an overview of cross-country principles and continue with stretching, a group run and wrap-up exercises. The character development concepts include Integrity, Respect, Sportsmanship, Responsibility, Perseverance, Teamwork, Commitment, Courage, Discipline and Leadership.
Each character trait activity is accompanied by a key message delivered by community stakeholders and screened volunteers. Key messages include topics such as Perseverance. One specific Commitment key messages discusses that at 211º water is hot, but at 212 degrees it boils and creates steam and steam can power a train. So, that one extra degree makes all the difference. Commitment can give you that extra leverage to succeed.
The youth will also participate in cross-country meets against youth in other elementary and middle schools in Charlotte, Huntersville and the culminating event, which is the Footlocker Regional competition is comprised of youth from 15 States in the Southeast.
4K @ 1pm, 8K USATF @ 2pm or 8K Open @ 3pm
$40.00Oct 1 – Nov 17
$50.00Nov 18 – Dec 15
$55.00Dec 16 – Dec 31
$60.00Jan 1 – Jan 25
$25.00Oct 1 – Nov 17
$30.00Nov 18 – Dec 15
$35.00Dec 16 – Dec 31
$40.00Jan 1 – Jan 25
$20.00Oct 1 – Nov 17
$25.00Nov 18 – Dec 15
$30.00Dec 16 – Dec 31
$30.00Jan 1 – Jan 25
$15.00Oct 1 - Jan 25
FreeOct 1 - Jan 25
- Mike Beigay