Race Location and Schedule
- All pre-race registration will take place at the Trade Street Plaza of Time Warner Cable Arena at 333 E. Trade St.
- All post-race activities will take place at the EpiCentre at 210 E. Trade St.
Checkers 5K Race Day Schedule
- 6:45 a.m. - Race day registration and packet pickup
- 7:30 a.m. - Registration close
- 7:45 a.m. - Start Charlotte Checkers 5K
- 8:00 a.m. - Post-race party festivities begin at the EpiCentre
- 8:30 a.m. - Kids Fun Run presented by Family Talk begins
- 8:45 a.m. - Checkers 5K award ceremony
- 10:00 a.m. - Post-race party ends
- 7 p.m. - Charlotte Checkers game vs. Oklahoma City
- $30 until online registration closes at noon on Nov. 23
- $35 day of race on Nov. 24
If you have registered by Nov. 21, you may pick up your race bib, game tickets, goodie bag and race t-shirt at the Checkers offices on the following dates from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.:
- Monday, Nov. 19
- Tuesday, Nov. 20
- Wednesday, Nov. 21
The Checkers' offices are located on the fourth floor of the EpiCentre. If you take the elevator in front of CVS to the fourth floor and make a left, they are through the double doors down the hall.
- 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the EpiCentre Plaza
- Includes food, beverage, awards ceremony, inflatables, Chubby and the CheckMates and much more!
- Those who wish to consume beer must have valid proof of ID
Awards and Prizes
- The top male and female finishers will receive a top overall finisher medal, a Checkers jersey and a Checkers prize bag with assorted gifts and prizes
- The top three male and female finishers in each age group will receive a medal. Age groups are as follows: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
- Wear your hockey gear! The best-dressed runner will win a $50 Checkers merchandise card, and the runner-up will receive a Checkers prize pack.
- 6 p.m. doors open
- 7 p.m. puck drop against Oklahoma City Barons
- Checkers megaphone giveaway for first 3,500 fans
There are several options for parking, including these suggested lots:
- EpiCentre parking garage with entrances on 4th and Trade
- Bank of America Corporate Center Garage located at 150 N. College St.
- Center City Green at 350 E. 6th St.
- Gravel lots on corners of Caldwell and Trade and Davidson and 5th
Extreme Circumstances Statement
If for any reason any of our participants feel that the Checkers 5K may be canceled, please check our website, Twitter feed
or Facebook page