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Race Day – June 3, 2017


For 2017 we’re bringing the Team Challenge back. Put a group of 4 runners together and receive a team time to challenge your friends and compete for awards. Teams can be male, female or mixed. You can join an existing team or create your own. Team Challenge details are listed on the registration page.

Online Registration

Paper Registration

In-Person – Cash or Check – Available Soon

Complete an application and register in person at the following Run For Your Life locations from now until Friday, May 26:

  • Midtown – 901 South Kings Drive, Charlotte
  • Piper Glen – 6418 Rea Road, Charlotte
  • University – 1816 East Arbors Drive, Charlotte

Mail – Check only

Mail an application with full entry fee, postmarked by Monday, May 29 to:

Run For Your Life
Attn: King Tiger 5K
901 South Kings Dr
Charlotte, NC 28204

Make all checks payable to King Tiger 5K

Paper Registration coming soon

Online – Credit Card Only
Register online until 11:59 PM, Friday, June 2.



If you registered through May 28.
If you registered in-person or online by 10:00am on Monday, May 29 and selected a preferred Run For Your Life store for packet pick-up, you may pick-up your packet at the Run For Your Life location you chose or on-site race day beginning at 6:45 AM. Please see Packet Pick-Up Hours below.

*NOTE: If you DID NOT mark your preferred Run For Your Life location on the registration form, the default location is Run For Your Life – Midtown.

If you registered Monday, May 29 – Wednesday, May 31
If you registered in-person or online from May 29 – 31, your packet will be available only at Run For Your Life – Midtown or on-site race day beginning at 6:30 AM. Please see Packet Pick-Up Hours below.

If you plan to register on Thursday, June 1 or Friday, June 2
If you are registering on Thursday or Friday the week of the race, you have a number of options:

  • Register in Person:
    You may register and pick up your race number and t-shirt at any of our three Run For Your Life locations during Packet Pick-Up hours. See Packet Pick-Up Hours below.
  • Register online:
    You may register online until 11:59 PM, Thursday, June 1. Your packet will be available on Friday, June 2 at Run For Your Life – Midtown or on-site Race Day starting at 6:30am.

Packet Pick-Up Hours
Packet pick-up will be available at varying Run For Your Life locations on Thursday, June 1 and Friday, June 2 during the following hours:

  • Midtown: Thursday & Friday 10AM – 7:30 PM
  • Piper Glen: Thursday 10AM – 7PM; Friday until 3 PM
  • University: Thursday 10:30AM – 7:30PM; Friday 10:30AM – 7:30PM
  • On-site Race Day (June 3) beginning at 6:30 am


Take it the first two miles with a nice flat, downhill section.

Save your legs for the uphill portion just after mile two. KING TIGER THUMBNAIL

Reward yourself the last half mile with with a nice down hill finish!

Free Rita’s Ice when you finish. No better way to cool off in June! Post race snacks provided by Trader Joe’s, Great Harvest Bread Co., and Hickory Tavern.



DISTANCE:  The Tiger Trot is a 1K fun run.

REGISTRATION: Registration for the Tiger Trot will close at 8:00am race morning.  Please be sure you register your child before registration closes.

MEET UP:  Please be at the finish line, with your child, by 8:00am.  Chris from our team will give the children instructions and lead them to the start line for the Jog.  We will make announcements from the finish line so that you don’t miss Chris!


The following placements will be awarded:

  • Top 5 Overall Male & Female
  • Top 3 Masters Male & Female
  • Top 3 Male & Female Age Groups
  • Top 3 Clydesdale & Athena
  • Top Male & Female Baby Joggers
  • Team Awards for Top Male, Female, & Coed Teams


Awards will be presented at awards ceremony and will not be mailed. Awards not picked up on race day will be kept at Run For Your Life – University

Age Groups: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Up.


The Y is an association of men, women, and children joined together by a shared commitment to strengthen our community. Our programs and services nurture the potential of kids, provide healthy living and foster a sense of social responsibility. The University City YMCA offers a fun, safe environment to 300 kids each in summer camp and another 100 during the hours of after school where they engage scholarships through YMCA financial assistance. By supporting the Y and King Tiger 5K, you are helping to develop the potential of our children and teens!


Greenways are natural area corridors along our creeks and streams that provide multiple benefits – including habitat protection, flood protection and trail opportunities. Greenway trails offer convenient, safe, accessible opportunities for recreation and fitness. They also serve as an alternate transportation option to nearby destinations including neighborhoods and schools. There are currently over 30 miles of greenway trail constructed along 14 overland and stream corridors. The greenway corridor system has also protected more than 3,o00 acres of floodplain habitat. The updated greenway master plan calls for an additional 42 miles of trail to be constructed as funding permits.










June 3, 2017

6:30 AM Registration & Packet Pick-Up
7:28 AM 5K Baby Jogger
7:30 AM 5K Run/Walk
8:15 AM 1K Tiger Trot



Thru May 12
5K $17
5K (K-12) $12
1K Tiger Trot $7

May 13 – June 2
5K $20
5K (K-12) $15
1K Tiger Trot $7

Race Day
5K $30
5K (K-12) $20
1K Tiger Trot $7

Credit Card payments are only accepted online!

Paper registration coming soon



Parking will be restricted in the Run For Your Life/Trader Joe’s Parking lot. Additional parking is available at Mallard Creek Presbyterian Church, The Arbors Professional Park just past Starbucks, Dickerson Commons parking lot or across the street in the Cambridge Corporate Center