The days’ events are designed to promote and encourage active families and healthy lifestyles... oh, and celebrate football. The OS1stBig Game 4 Milerpresented by SPORTPORT and benefiting RunningWorks, will feature a 4 mile run and also a 100 yard kids dash. The course will start and finish outside the stadium at the corner of Mint St. and Stonewall St. Participants will be encouraged to dress up and support their favorite football team while running on a course with a football theme. There are 4 downs in football and 4 miles on the course. Down markers will replace mile markers, course official will be dressed as referees, the finish line will be the end zone, etc.
And the most important part…the tailgating afterwards to help kick start you pre-game and celebrate the biggest day in sports.
Race Start Times: The official start area is in front of the East gate of the stadium on S. Mint St. Sunday, February 5, 2017 9:00 AM – 4 mile START 10:15 AM – Kid’s 100 yard dash 10:30 AM – Awards Ceremony
Registration Deadlines:? Online registration officially opens the day after the Big Game for the following year. The first price increase is the first day of the playoffs and the final price increase is on race day and the day of the “Big Game”. Online registration will close at midnight on February 2nd. You can still register at packet pick up on Friday and Saturday. Registration will open at 7:45 am and close at 8:45 am on race day. RACE CAP is 2000. If we reach the cap we will NOT have race day registration.
What do I get for participating? 1. All 4 miler participants will receive a performance LONG SLEEVE shirt. We will have mens and women’s cut shirts so please size yourself with that in mind. You must register before January 20th to be guaranteed a t-shirt. 100 yard Kids’ Dash participants will receive a short sleeve shirt. 2. Pint Glass for the 4 milers (the first 1,000 registered) 3. Mini-footballs for the K-12 4 milers and the 100yard Kids’ dash 4. Custom team color bibs (must register before January 20th) 5. Finisher Medals for the 4 mile participants 6. Costume Contest 7. Great giveaways from our sponsors 8. Great fun!
Packet Pick Up You can pick up packets for friends and family. We HIGHLY SUGGEST picking up your packet on Friday or Saturday. There will be a lot of people running the race and we want to make sure you get your things before the gun goes off.
Friday, February 3rd, 2017; 1PM – 6:00PM Run For Your Life – Midtown 901 South Kings Dr. Charlotte, NC 28204
Saturday, February 4th, 2017; 11AM – 4:00PM Run For Your Life – Midtown 901 South Kings Dr. Charlotte, NC 28204
Race Day – Sunday, February 5th, 2017; 8:00AM Outside the stadium 800 S Mint St Charlotte, NC 28202
T-Shirts Every participant will receive a long sleeve soft-style performance shirt that signed up before January 20th. Shirts are ordered based on the sizes indicated during online registration.? NO SWITCHING SIZES – NO EXCEPTIONS! You may switch sizes AFTER the race at the registration tent if we have leftover shirts.
Timing We have partnered with Event Marketing Services to time this years event. Divisions 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 and over.
Awards 4 Miler ONLY: Top 3 Males and Females in all divisions will receive awards. Awards gift certificates courtesy of Dick’s Sporting Goods – South Park 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 but there is a 1 hour 15 minute time limit to cover the 4 mile course.
Medical There will be a RED medical tent located at the finish line in case of emergency or any minor medical needs. Announcements can always be made at the DJ booth as well. Any life threatening problems should call 911.
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.
Parking There are more than 30,000 parking spaces within a 10-15 minute walk of the stadium. Parking operators lease parking spaces on a game-by-game or seasonal basis near Bank of America Stadium. Non-NFL Event Parking Bank of America Stadium offers the ability to secure parking adjacent to the stadium for non-Panthers events. Lot 1, also known as the Mint Street Parking Facility, is located at the corner of Mint and Graham streets and is directly across from the stadium’s North Gate. Parking for fans with disabilities is available on a first-come, first-served basis for vehicles displaying a handicap placard. This location offers convenience and ease, offering three entrances and exits.
Entertainment We are so excited to have AAA Entertainment at the Start and Finish line to energize the runners and maintain the fun!