OrthoCarolina 10K Classic - Food Truck and Beer Fest

10K, 5K

Event Date

Sat, Aug 18, 2018


Charlotte, NC


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10K Classic

$35 $40 Register

5K Classic

$30 $35 Register

The Rookie Run/Walk 5K

$25 $30 Register

About This Activity

The 9th Annual OrthoCarolina 10K Classic presented by Performance Therapy- Food Truck and Beer Fest, a running event held in Charlotte, NC on August 18, 2018 is the areas premier 10K running event. The OrthoCarolina Classic will also feature a challenging 5K run/walk and a kid’s dash. Back again…The Rookie Run, designed for beginners to take the fear and anxiety out of a typical 5k by offering an untimed event using the same 5K course. Pacers will line the course to give you encouragement as you take control of your fear and overcome a great obstacle. Come out and enjoy one of the best courses in Charlotte and of course enjoy the expo presented by UnitedHealthcare where you can sample beer from local breweries and local food trucks will have food for sale. This is an event experience you will not want to miss.

What do I get for participating?

1. High Quality shirt. We will have mens and women’s cut shirts so please size yourself with that in mind. You must register before August 3rd to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

2. Pint Glass for the first 1,000 registered.

3. Finisher Medals for 10K and 5K participants.  The first 1800 registrants are guaranteed a medal.

4. Great giveaways from our sponsors

5. EXPO: Presented by UnitedHealthcare, sample beer from local breweries and local Food Trucks selling awesome food.

6. Great fun!

Packet Pick Up

*You will be able to pick up packets for friends and family

Thursday, August 16th, 2018; 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Run For Your Life – Midtown
901 South Kings Drive, #100
Charlotte, NC 28204

Friday, August 17th, 2018; 4:00PM – 7:00PM

OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine
1915 Randolph Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28207

Race Day – Saturday, August 18th, 2018; 6:30AM – 7:15AM

OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine
1915 Randolph Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28207


Every participant will receive a t-shirt that signed up before August 3rd. Shirts are ordered based on the sizes indicated during online registration. NO SWITCHING SIZES – NO EXCEPTIONS!

The Rookie Run ‘N’ Walk 5K

The Rookie Run ‘N’ Walk is a beginners event designed to take the fear and anxiety out of a typical 5k by offering an untimed event using the same race course as the regular 5K. Buddies will line the course to give you encouragement as you take control of your fear and overcome a great obstacle.

Proceeds will benefit the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. Click here for more information on their programs.

Kid’s Dash

This is our favorite event! The kid’s dash is very informal so they do not need to register but it gives the kiddos an opportunity to run through the finish line like Mom and Dad. We will have some mascots out there to run and create some excitement as well. Depending on the numbers, we may have to break it down in to age groups for safety reasons.


We have partnered with Event Marketing Services to time this years event using Chronotrack Timing Systems. All 5K and 10K participants will be timed and will receive their disposable timing tag during packet pick up.


Overall, Masters, 12 and under, 13-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+.


Top 3 Males and Females in all divisions will receive awards. Awards gift certificates courtesy of Dick’s Sporting Goods – South Park and Omega Sports

Claiming Awards

As results become available, runners will be able to claim their awards at the awards ceremony prior to the last participant finishing. We do NOT ship unclaimed awards.

NOTE: Sisu Events reserves the right to add/delete categories and awards prior to race based on participation.

Refunds and Transfers

Registration fees are non-refundable. Event registrations are non-transferable between individuals, events, or years.

Time Limit

Walkers are welcome in the 5K only.

Medic/First Aid

There will be a RED medical tent located at the finish line in case of emergency or any medical needs. Announcements can always be made at the DJ booth as well.

Weather Policy

Races are held, rain or shine, unless Sisu Events determines that conditions are too dangerous. This will be based on a prudent decision made on race weekend or race day by Sisu Events and local law enforcement officials. If the race is canceled due to inclement weather there will be neither refunds nor transfers. This position is consistent with USA Track & Field recommendations and with the protocol of sharing the risks associated with the sport of running. In the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, Sisu Events reserves the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race.


PLEASE arrive in time to park. Parking will be available in the parking ramp at OrthoCarolina. Please enter off of Caswell and then onto Vail Ave. North Colonial Ave. will be closed. Additional parking will be available in the CMC Mercy parking deck located off of North Chase St.

Misc: Carpool if possible. There is a bus stop across from the park entrance (Bus Routes)


The OrthoCarolina 10K Classic Expo presented by UnitedHealthcare, has consistently been one of the best post race expos in Charlotte. You will find exhibitors, great giveaways from our sponsors, kids activities and best of all FOOD TRUCKS AND BEER! Local Food Trucks will have food for sale. Local breweries will have beer to sample…must be 21 years of age. Duh! The Expo starts at 7:30 and ends around 10 am.


We are so excited to have AAA Entertainment at the Start and Finish line to energize the runners and maintain the fun!

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