American 4 Miler
Run, White, and Blue. Come celebrate Independence Day with all of your favorite runners in Charlotte on Thursday, July 4th! As the second installment in our Six Pack Series, this one’s sure to bring the party! Speaking of parties, be sure to head down to our Midtown shop just a short walk down the greenway for discounts, snacks, and more fun!
Charlotte Running Company and Run For Your Life are teaming up to bring you the Stars and Stripes Challenge! Now through June 15, register for the Stars and Stripes Challenge to race the Charlotte Firecracker 5k on July 3rd and the NewDominion American 4 Miler on July 4th and receive a custom Run 704 hat!
Online – Head to our registration page and let’s get this shindig started!
In-Person – Cash or Check: Complete an application and register in person at the following Run For Your Life locations from now until Monday, July 1:
Mail – Check only: Mail an application with full entry fee, postmarked by Sunday, June 30 to: Event Marketing Services, Inc. Attn: American 4 Miler 901 S. Kings Drive, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28204 Make all checks payable to Event Marketing Services, Inc.
March 30 – May 24
4 Miler – $30
1 Mile – $5
May 25 – June 21
4 Miler – $35
1 Mile – $5
June 22 – July 3
4 Miler – $40
1 Mile – $5
NO RACE DAY (July 4) REGISTRATION!
We’re heading to the center of Charlotte to kick off this scenic 4 miler! Join us just down the street from our Midtown Run For Your Life at the Metropolitan Complex at the doors to NewDominion!
The NewDominion American 4 Miler presented by Novant Health will start and finish at NewDominion Bank with the course winding through the beautiful streets of Dilworth!
Let’s all do our part to save the world and carpool if possible. Parking will be available at the top 3 floors of the Metropolitan parking deck where Trader Joes is located. Please arrive early as this parking will fill fast. If it is full when you arrive, there is street parking and other options nearby, but please follow all signs and obey all laws.
The following placements will be awarded:
All kids that participate in the 1 Mile Fun Run will receive a prize!
Awards will be presented at awards ceremony and will not be mailed. Awards will be kept for 2 weeks at the Midtown Run For Your Life location.
^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.
*Clydesdale & Athena: Men weighing 200lbs+ and woman weighing 150lbs+. Category is completely optional and must be checked on application.
Packet pick-up will be available on Tuesday, July 2 and Wednesday, July 3 at all Run For Your Life locations. Packet pick-up will also be available on site race day.
Wednesday pickup is at New Dominion Bank in the Metropolitan (1111 Metropolitan Avenue): 10:30am-4:30pm
We will also have race day packet pick-up available at New Dominion Bank at Metropolitan (1111 Metropolitan Avenue) beginning at 6:30am.
It’s time to get the whole family involved! Once you cross the finish line (and snatch your medal), why not participate in a little cool down run with your kids? This non-competitive trot will start the next generation of runners off on the right foot!
The 1 Mile Fun Run will start and finish at the same spot as the 4 Miler. There will be no race day registration for this event so please be sure you register your child before race day.
Please be at the finish line, with your child, by 8:20 AM. A member from the race team will give the children instructions and lead them to the start line for the jog.
Let’s make sure you know where you’re going and why you’re doing this!
July 4th, 2019
6:30 AM Packet Pick Up Opens
7:30 AM 4 Miler Starts
8:30 AM Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run Starts
8:45 AM 4 Miler Awards Ceremony
Pet Policy: Sorry, but you’ll have to leave the pets at home for this race. We all love our animal sidekicks, but sometimes they get a little excited and try to tie up other runners. Don’t worry they will be waiting for you at the finish line!
Course Time Limit: A 75-min (18:45 min/mi) course time limit will be enforced. Runners who fall behind this cutoff may be asked to clear the road for their own safety.
We are excited to partner with RunningWorks for the third year in a row! RunningWorks is a non-profit running program founded to use sport to empower individuals and families to break cycles of abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness – one stride at a time.
Their vision is to stop the destructive cycle of homelessness before it starts by reaching the most vulnerable and socially excluded with values accrued through running – skills they can use to further their lives.
Their core values include respect, discipline, teamwork, accountability, honesty, dependability, education, endurance, family, morality, commitment, independence, giving, service, trust, volunteerism, and willingness. Displaying our core values helps break the stigma associated with homelessness
You need three S’s when it comes to race day. Selfies. Sweat. and SWAG!! You don’t have to worry one bit when it come’s to the swag department at our races.
All 4 Miler participants will receive a finisher’s medal. The medal will be one of six collectors medals. Run all races in the Six Pack Race Series and connect them to make one HUGE medal!