None of the events are successful without the help, support and participation that we receive from our members and community. Below is the list of upcoming events, please go ahead and register to the event that you are interested in and let us know that you are coming.

More participation makes an event merrier. 

Upcoming events

    • July 25, 2017
    • 5:30 PM
    • Charlotte Country Day School
    CRC Summer Track Night 

    Tuesday July 25, 2017
    at Charlotte Country Day School
    Just $2 on race day! Register to volunteer here:

    -Want to re-live those high school track years and make some left hand turns with us?

    -Still in high school and wishing it was still high school track season?

    -Under 12 and looking to win a popsicle for finishing?

    -Looking to play track for the first time?

    -Are you a real speedster and trying to run a good time on a fast track?

    These are all great reasons to join Charlotte Running Club on Tuesday July 25th at Charlotte Country Day for an evening of track!!!  Members and Non Members are very, very welcome and encouraged to come join us as a runner or volunteer!

    Charlotte Country Day School
    1440 Carmel Road

    Charlotte NC 28226
    Google Maps

    Track Facility
    Charlotte Country Day School has one of the most state of the art 400 meter tracks in the Charlotte area.  We are thankful and appreciative to be able to hold our event at this excellent facility.  Please make every effort to clean-up after yourself so that we exit the facility leaving it in at least as good of shape as we entered.  

    New to Track?
    No problem!  We strive to put on a low key event that is open to all ages and abilities to participate.  This meet is a long, long, long way away from the Olympics :)  Our goal is to expose some folks to the fun of track and for those who might be a bit more serious with their track, the ability to run a good time on a fast surface.  If we have too many competitors in an event we will break up into multiple heats based on approximate pace.  As an example, if you are a 12 minute miler, we will put you in the first heat (race) and potentially faster runners in the 2nd heat (race).  200 meter distances and down will run in lanes.  The 400m may run in lanes for the top heat but will be at the track officials discretion at the start of the event.

    For those of you new to track meets, 1 mile is 4 laps on the track.  The 5000 meter race or often referred to as 5k is 12.5 laps on the track.  Track officials will help you find the start line, will help with reminding runners of the distance and we will help with lap counting.  The official lap counter number displayed at the start/finish will show how many laps remain based on the leaders.  With one lap to go, when the leaders pass, the horn will sound.  Please note that if you have been lapped, you will have at least 1 more lap to complete.  That is ok!  Do your own thing and enjoy playing track!!!

    No special track equipment is required.  You can wear your normal running shoes.  If you have flats, those are welcome and for those speedsters, track spikes up to 1/4 inch are allowed.  

    Upon arrival at the school, please follow the CRC Track Night parking signs to the designated parking area.  Once parked, please follow the CRC Track Night signs to proceed to the track.

    Onsite Registration
    Please bring exact change.  The cost is only $2 which will get you a bib # and 4 pins that you can use for as many events as you want to compete in.  Kids under 12 are free.  All participants must complete a brief registration and waiver.  This allows us to be cool with our insurance and to be able to record your time in each event.  Bib #s are to be worn on the front of your shirt and not the back.

    Inclement Weather
    Rain is not a problem.  We will hold the event in rain.  Thunder and lightening are a problem.  Charlotte Country Day School has a sophisticated alert system that will sound in the event of lightening within the area.  At that point, there is a minimum 30 minute delay where we must all vacate the track.  No exceptions!  This is for your safety.  We will make every attempt to re-start the meet but may need to update the schedule or eliminate an event as we are required to be done before 9pm no matter what.  Updates will be provided verbally in the parking lot during a delay and will be posted on Twitter at:  @CLTRunClub. There will be no make-up day if the event is cancelled prior or cancelled during.  There will be no refunds for inclement weather cancellations.  It’s only $2 folks and we have a few bills to pay no matter what the weather does.

    This is an all comers meet specifically designed to be low key and a safe environment for runners of all abilities to play track.  Additionally we are only charging $2.  Other than popsicles for the 50 meter participants, there are no awards with the exception of the mile and 5000m.  The mile and 5000m will provide awards to the top 3 male and female in each of these two events.  

    Injured?  Want to help? We can use and appreciate anybody who can lend a hand.  No prior experience required.  We will give you brief instruction.  Please sign up here.

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    Schedule and Events
    Times are approximate.  We will make every effort to stay on time however, inclement weather may disrupt the schedule.  We will have 1st and 2nd calls for every event prior to the start.  All runners are required to check in with the Clerk of course who will be on the track noting your bib # as registration for the event prior to the start of the event. Men and women will be combined in all races

    5.30pm Registration Opens

    6:00pm 50 meters (ages 12 and under, untimed and popsicles for all finishes.  Parents feel free to assist your child by running along side)

    6:15pm  100 meters (run in lanes)

    6:30pm 1 mile (4 laps is 1600m so an actual mile is 4 laps and a tad more which we have accurately marked on the track.  If necessary, we will run more than one heat.

    6:55pm 4x100 meters relay (Bring 3 friends with you to make a team of 4 or recruit runners at the event to be on a team with you. Batons will be provided and brief instructions about exchange zones to hand off the baton will be provided)

    7:05pm 400 meters (depending on the # of competitors, we may run this event in lanes)

    7:30pm 200 meters.  This event will be run in lanes

    7:45pm 800 meters (if needed we may run more than 1 heat)

    8:00pm 5000 meters (one heat is possible)

    • August 05, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Freedom Park, Shelter # 6

    It's that time of year again! Join us on Saturday, August 5th as we fire up the grill at Freedom Park and play some yard games with our annual Summer Picnic Social.

    Bring out the entire family, kids and all for an afternoon of good food and company featuring corn hole and Kan Jam! CRC will supply the meat, buns, and grilled corn, but we ask each member to bring a side item to share.

    Please RSVP when you can through the website here:

    And through the Facebook event here, where if you want to share what dish you are bringing you can:

    What: CRC Summer Picnic
    When: Saturday August 5, 12-3
    Where: Freedom Park, Shelter #6

    1900 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203


    • August 12, 2017
    • 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Blowing Rock

    Hate running in the heat? We do too! The Charlotte Running Club is planning a day trip to the Moses Cone Memorial Park in Blowing Rock. Moses Cone contains over 25 miles of maintained carriage trails right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Experience one of most beautiful places in the area to run with temps typically 10-15 degrees cooler than Charlotte. 

    We plan to meet at the Starbucks near Carolina Place Mall (9015 Pineville-Matthews Road) at 6am and caravan to Blowing Rock. The drive will be approximately 2 hours. Our run will begin at Bass Lake around 8am. Experience the Manor, climb up the infamous Fire Tower (and run down), enjoy the Maze, Trout Lake, and several other scenic spots.

    All paces are welcome and maps will be provided. We  plan to stay in that park thru the morning and enjoy a group lunch afterwards.

    RSVP here

    and on Facebook

    • September 03, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Living Kitchen Southend

    Love to run? Love to read? Do both!

    Love to run? Love to read? Do both! Join fellow Charlotte Run Club members in the fourth meeting of our Running Book Club. Every other month we read a different book focused around running then meet for an (optional) run followed by a discussion of the book over food and beverage. Join the Running Book Club facebook group for discussion in between meets:

    For September our book will be “Eat & Run” a memoir by Scott Jurek, one of the world's top Ultra Runners and noted Vegan. This book is available on Amazon in all (including audio) formats!

    We will have an urban run but in accordance with the book our venue will be a raw and vegan eatery!

    We will have a pick your own distance/pace run on the "rail trail" starting from the Atherton Mill parking lot in front of Living Kitchen (formerly Luna's Living Kitchen) in Southend.

    4 mile Route is here, but you can cut it in half for 2 miles easily:

    Meet in front of Luna's Living Kitchen and we walk from there to the Light Rail entrance at 12. After the run we will all meet back at Luna's by 1 for the discussion. I will provide a few small appetizers as usual courtesy of the Charlotte Running Club (and you can get yourself drinks and/or lunch). Luna's closes at 3 on Sunday so please try to time yourself appropriately if you run so we can be seated right at 1 and have enough time to order and discuss.

    Please RSVP when you can through the website here:

    And through the Facebook event here:

    Contact with any questions.

    What: Runner’s Book Club

    When: Sunday September 3

    Run at 12pm, Discuss at 1pm

    Where: Living Kitchen

    2000 South Blvd #300

    Charlotte, NC 28203

    • October 21, 2017
    • October 22, 2017
    • Myrtle Beach, SC

    The Charlotte Running Club  has chartered a luxury bus for an overnight trip to the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon. Ride in style. The low cost of $60 for CRC members or $70 for non-members, gets you a seat on a professional chartered bus for a round trip to Myrtle.  Join all your Charlotte Running Club friends for a great weekend of running and comraderie.  Our agenda includes:   

    Race Expo

    Group Pasta Dinner

    The Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon

    Post Race Party

    Group Brunch 

    We have blocked a number of hotel rooms at the Staybridge Suites near the race site. We have single Queens for $89, 2 Double beds for $109,  and 2BR suites for $139. 

    Reserve your seats now before it sells out.

    Hotel, Race Registration, and Meals are not included in this price. 

    Any questions, contact Chad Champion at or call/txt him at     704-458-9266



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The Charlotte Running Club consists of passionate runners that strive to spread the love of running and to help each other grow. The Club's goal is to bring the expansive, diverse, and exciting Charlotte running community together under one umbrella through motivation, group runs, and social events. 

"Charlotte Running Club" is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization. Contact: P.O. Box 34763, Charlotte, NC 28234.

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