Yiasou Greek Festival 5K
Do you want to go fast? Do you want to set a PR? This is your race! The Yiasou Greek Festival 5K presented by Novant Health is arguably Charlotte’s “flattest” 5k and has been a record setting course for many runners over the years!
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 any of the three Run For Your Life locations from now until Friday, August 23, 2019. 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, August 16 to: Event Marketing Services, Inc. Attn: Yiasou Greek Festival 5K 901 S. Kings Drive, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28204 Make all checks payable to Event Marketing Services, Inc.
May 18 – July 12
5K – $30
5K (K-12) – $25
1 Mile – $5
July 13 – August 9
5K – $35
5K (K-12) – $30
1 Mile – $10
August 10 – August 23
5K – $40
5K (K-12) – $35
1 Mile – $10
NO RACE DAY (August 24) REGISTRATION!Register Now
Just outside of Uptown Charlotte lies the historic, oak-lined neighborhood of Dilworth. This has quickly become one of our most popular races due to the prime location alone.
The flat(ish) streets of Dilworth provide for beautiful tree-lined views the entire 3.12 miles.
Have a child that’s working towards their first 5K? Then you’ve got to check out our 1 Mile Fun Run Course!
The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral is the host location for the race which is located at 600 East Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28203.
PARKING IS VERY LIMITED IN THE DILWORTH NEIGHBORHOOD! So please do not plan to park right near the race site. Some suggestions:
The following placements will be awarded:
All kids that participate in the 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, no exceptions!
Age Groups: 7 & Under, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74 and the newly added, 75 & Up.
*Clydesdale & Athena: Men weighing 200lbs+ and woman weighing 145lbs+. Category is completely optional and must be checked on application.
Packet pick-up will be available on Thursday, August 22 and Friday, August 23 at all Run For Your Life locations. Packet pick-up will also be available on site race day.
We will also have race day packet pick-up available at the start line beginning at 6:45am.
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!
It is what it says it is – 1 Mile long (give or take a few feet depending on how you take your turns!) Check out the Kid’s 1 Mile Fun Run course map! Please be sure you register your child before race day.
Please be at the finish line, with your child, by 8:20am. A member of our team will give the children instructions and lead them to the start line on East Boulevard. We will make announcements from the finish line so that you don’t miss Tim. Every kid that participates in the 1 Mile will receive a prize!
Let’s make sure you know where you’re going and why you’re doing this!
Saturday, August 24th, 2018
6:30 AM Packet Pick-Up
7:30 AM 5K Start
8:30 AM 1 Mile Kid’s Run
8:45 AM 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 60-min (19:18 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 partner with the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral to host this race and promote the Yiasou Greek Festival, the southeast largest cultural festival, hosted in September each year. The Cathedral’s GOYA (Greek Orthodox Young Adults) come out on race day and volunteer, making sure everything runs smoothly. The mission of the Greek Orthodox Youth of America (GOYA) is to provide 6th through 12th graders the opportunity for fellowship, service, witness and worship with one another, and with other GOYA members throughout the Holy Metropolis of Atlanta, and from across the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.
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 5K participants will receive a finisher’s medal. The medal will be one of six collectors medals. Run all races in the Six Pack Series and connect them to make one HUGE medal!
The 2019 shirt will be a gender specific Recover shirt! The male shirts run a tiny bit large and the female shirts runs pretty true to size.
YOU MUST REGISTER BY AUGUST 7 TO GUARANTEE YOUR GENDER SPECIFIC SHIRT. AFTER AUGUST 7, SHIRTS WILL BE ASSIGNED WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.