Celebrate the BIGGEST DAY IN SPORTS with us and support YOUR favorite football team. The Big Game 4 Miler benefiting RunningWorks, will feature a 4 mile run, a 2 mile run, and also a 100 yard kids dash. The course will start and finish outside the East gate of the Panther's Stadium on Mint St.
Participants will be encouraged to dress up and support their favorite football team and there will be a costume contest. When you register, you will also be able to choose the team you are supporting and receive a custom bib with your teams’ colors.
The entire event will be football themed. There are 4 downs in football and 4 miles on the course. Or maybe you want to go for the 2 point conversion and run 2 miles. The 2 Miler is designed to encourage youth running but we’d love to have parents, friends, or beginners join us too. Kid's running the 100 yard dash will get a mini-football too.
And the most important part…the tailgating afterwards to help kick start your pre-game and celebrate the biggest day in sports.
Custom Team Bibs – Finisher Medals – Food Trucks - Beer – Live Music
Race Start Times: The official start area is in front of the East gate of the stadium on S. Mint St. Sunday, February 7, 2021
9:00 AM – 4 Miler & 2 Mile START
10:30 AM – Kid’s 100 yard dash
10:35 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 January 5th. You can still register at packet pick up on Saturday and on race day Sunday. 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 25th to be guaranteed a t-shirt. 100 yard Kids’ Dash participants will receive a short sleeve shirt. 2. Mini-footballs for the 100 yard Kids’ dash 3. Custom team color bibs (must register before January 25th) 4. Finisher Medals for the 4 mile & 2 Mile participants 5. Costume Contest 6. Great giveaways from our sponsors 7. Great fun!
Packet Pick Up You can pick up packets for friends and family. We HIGHLY SUGGEST picking up your packet on 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
Saturday, February 6th, 2021; 10AM – 4:00PM Run For Your Life – Midtown 901 South Kings Dr. Charlotte, NC 28204
Race Day – Sunday, February 7th, 2021; 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 25th. 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.
Awards - 4 Milers ONLY - there is no age group awards for the 2 mile or 100 yard dash. 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.
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
The finish area will have vendors and sponsors promoting and giving away fun stuff. Get your face painted. Enjoy a beer, while supplies last and have fun.
Refunds and Transfers Registration fees are non-refundable. Event registrations are non-transferable between individuals, events, or years.
Course 4 milers and 2 milers will run the same course but the 2 milers will turn right onto S. Mint to finish. 2 mile course is not certified and a bit short of 2 miles.
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 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!