2021 Get Your Rear in Gear - Charlotte

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2021 Get Your Rear in Gear - Charlotte
McAlpine Park


DATE: Sunday, March 21, 2021
LOCATION for IN PERSON: McAlpine Park, 8711 Monroe Rd., Charlotte, NC 28212
LOCATION for VIRTUAL: Anywhere you would like!  Virtual opening ceremony right here on our website!  Feel like you are at the event with us!  Special contests and prizes for our virtual participants (information coming soon!)

FEES: **Early Bird Special through January 31 -  $5 off**
February 1 - February 28 at midnight!  

**Colorectal survivors register for Free**
Adult: $30
Youth (12 and under): $15
Kids’ Fun Run (10 and under): $15
Virtual Participant: $25

March 1st - race day

Adult: $40
Youth (12 and under): $20
Kids’ Fun Run (10 and under): $20
Please note: fees are non-refundable and race bibs are non-transferable.

Only participants who pre-register up to 3 weeks before the race are guaranteed a race shirt.  Race shirts for day of registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Due to COVID-19 there will be changes In place to keep everyone safe.  

1. There will be staggered start times with assigned times.  TIMED runners will be in the first wave.  If you are interested in being timed we will need you to enter your approximate finishing time  and register as a TIMED runner.
2.  There will be no water out on the course.  We will supply bottled water and pre-packaged food at the finish area.  
3.  All staff and volunteers will have masks and gloves.  
4.  Participants will be required to wear a mask In the event area but not on the course.
5.  There will be extra handwashing stations and hand sanitizer around the start and finish.

6.  There will be no awards ceremony.  TIMED runner awards will be mailed out following the race.


9:00 a.m. - WAVE ONE - 5K TIMED Run (exact  start time  will be between 9 a.m -9:30 a.m., depending on your estimated finish time.  Your  exact start time  will be assigned to you the week of the race.
10:00 a.m. - WAVE TWO - 5K UNTIMED Run/Walk (exact start times will be assigned the week before the race) 
11:00 a.m. - WAVE THREE 5K TIMED Run **IF WAVE ONE fills up
12:00 p.m. - WAVE FOUR 5K UNITMED Run/Walk **IF WAVE TWO fills up.

**Additional starting waves will be announced as we get closer to event  or if a wave reaches its capacity.  Waves may change due to gathering restrictions. **




WE NEED YOU!!  We could not do this without our volunteers!  Volunteer opportunities available before, during and after the event. 

Sign up coming soon!


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