You may register either online, in person at any of the packet pick up locations, or at race site on race day.
Registering online is the easiest way to sign up.
See the Race Information page on the website for details.
All pre-registered participants signed up by 6/15/18 are guaranteed the race shirt size they requested during the registration process. Late sign ups are not guaranteed the shirt size of their choice, shirts will be given on a first come first serve basis. We will do our best to get everyone the shirt size they want.
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You will not be able to exchange your shirt until after the race. You will be given the shirt size you ordered during registration, sorry but no exceptions.
You may register as a 5K participant to receive a race shirt. You do not have to compete if you do not wish to do so. You may pick up your shirt at any of the packet pick up locations.
You will receive your race shirt, race number, and timing tag.
Start2Finish Event Timing will be timing the event. We will use our new, state of the art MyLaps Electronic Timing System. Your timing chip will be on the back of your racing number bib. Participants must wear their number on the FRONT of their outer most garment.
McAlpine Creek Park, 8711 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28212
Please see the Course Map page of the website.
The race will happen rain or shine.
Most runners plan to arrive at an event 1 hour prior to race start time. If you have not picked up your packet at a packet pick up, please arrive at least 1 hour in advance of race start.
Around 5-10 minutes. To avoid long lines please arrive early.
All participants will park onsite at McAlpine Creek Park.
No, baby joggers nor baby strollers will be allowed as the course is not paved.
Yes, please start towards the end of the pack.
Dogs are not allowed at the Strides for Shelter 5K.
No, there are no relays for this race.
Please see the Awards page on the website.
If you have any other questions, please contact Start2Finish Event Management @ 704-893-3800.