Rocktoberfest Half Marathon & 5 Miler
It’s time to break the air guitar and extra mascara out. Rocktoberfest is coming back to town with its original course! As the longest distance in our Six Pack Series, this one really brings the house down!
Online – Head to our registration page and let’s get this party 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, October 14. During packet pickup, in-person applications will only be accepted during hours that packet pickup is happening at each respective location.
Mail – Check only: Mail an application with full entry fee, postmarked by Friday, October 11 to: Event Marketing Services, Inc. Attn: Rocktoberfest Half Marathon & 5 Miler 901 S. Kings Drive, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28204 Make all checks payable to Event Marketing Services, Inc.
July 13 – September 6
Half Marathon – $70
5 Miler – $35
September 7 – October 4
Half Marathon – $80
5 Miler – $40
October 5 – October 18
Half Marathon – $90
5 Miler – $45
No race day (October 19) registration. Register before 9/27 to guarantee your shirt size.
The start and finish are the same for both races with the course winding through the beautiful streets of the tree lined Elizabeth neighborhood. The post-race festival will be in the Belk Plaza on the greenway adjacent to the Grady Cole Center just under South Kings Drive.
Check out our Strava event for detailed course data on what exactly this race holds in store for you!
The race starts right next to Charlotte’s Memorial Stadium home to multiple minor league sports teams! at NewDominion Bank in the Metropolitan complex and finishes at the Memorial Stadium. The street address for the start line is 1241 Charlottetowne Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204. For directions click here and type in your starting address.
Parking will be available at CPCC Deck #2 located at 1108 A Charlottetowne Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204 (Corner of Charlottetowne and 4th) and costs $5 cash. This is right at the start/finish line.
All finishers will receive a finisher medal. We will also award:
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, no exceptions!
Age Groups: 14 & Under (5 Miler), 15-19 (5 Miler), 19 & Under (Half Marathon), 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74 and 75 & 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 Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18 at all Run For Your Life locations. Packet pick-up will also be available on site race day starting at 6:30am.
Let’s make sure you know where you’re going and why you’re doing this!
October 19th, 2018
6:30 AM Packet Pick Up Opens
7:40 AM Half Marathon Starts
7:50 AM 5 Miler Starts
8:25 AM Music Starts
9:00 AM 5 Miler Awards Ceremony
9:45 AM Half Marathon 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 180-min (13:43 min/mi) time limit for the Half Marathon and 80-min (16:00 min/mi) time limit for the 5mi course will be enforced. Runners who fall behind these cutoffs may be asked to clear the road for their own safety.
We’re excited to have The Grab Bag Band back for your 2018 entertainment! They’ll be rocking the main stage to keep the party going once you cross that finish line.
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 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!
We are offering the Double Medal again this year! If you plan to run the Rocktoberfest Half Marathon and the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon or Half Marathon, you can get extra bling! Just make sure you are registered before September 27th!
YOU MUST REGISTER BEFORE OCTOBER 1 TO GUARANTEE YOUR GENDER SPECIFIC SHIRT. AFTER OCTOBER 1 SHIRTS WILL BE ASSIGNED WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.
The half marathon has a time limit of 3 hours. In order to comply with the agreement with the City of Charlotte, streets comprising the route must be reopened to vehicular traffic on a set schedule.
Timing mats will be located at the Start, 10K, and the Finish. Runners who do not register a split time at one of the checkpoints will be subject to disqualification.