Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Race for the Cure changes course

Got a few bits of news to share about the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure set for uptown Charlotte on Saturday, Oct. 3.

The biggest change for 2009 is a new location: The start line -- at Gateway last year -- has been moved to South Tryon Street between First and Third streets; the finish line will be at West Fourth Street between South Mint and South Graham streets. (Race officials reportedly had to flip-flop the start and finish lines last week due to street closures, and are still in the process of re-certifying the course. The route should be finalized in the next week.) For an event site map, click here.

Other important information ...

... for competitive runners: Timing will be recorded using the disposable Championchip system. Your chip will be attached to your bib in your white race bag. The chip must be brought on race day; replacement chips will not be issued if you forget it at home.

... for survivors: Organizers want to make sure every Survivor is recognized on race day. In order to make this possible, you will need to wear the chip provided (find it attached to your pink Survivor bib in your white race bag) so that the computer at the finish line will display your name for the announcer to see.

Race day schedule:
6:30 a.m.: Registration and Packet Pick up
7:15 a.m.: Aerobic Warm Up
7:20 a.m.: Survivor Photo in Survivor Village
7:25 a.m.: Competitive 5K Run at the Start Line
7:55 a.m.: Non-Competitive 5K at the Start Line
8:30 a.m.: 1 Mile Fun Run or Walk at the Start Line
8:30 a.m.: Komen Kids 50 Yard Dash
9 a.m.: Survivor Ceremony at Survivor Village

Parking lots in uptown will be available for runners and guests. Visit http://www.komencharlotte.org/ at the end of September for lot locations. Organizers also recommend the use of the Charlotte LYNX system. For schedules and information, click here.

Register for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure online until 12 a.m. Friday, Oct. 2: http://www.komencharlotte.org/. If you'd like to register in person, click here for information on when and where to pre-register.


chupacabra said...

This is always one of the best organized and entertaining races of the year. I'm really looking forward to it no matter what they do with the route.