2015 REGISTRATION: We are now accepting registration for the 2015 event . Register for the Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K Run /Walk or Wheelchair Events. All mail must be post-marked by Friday, November 6, 2015 and ONLINE registration for the 2015 event closes on Sunday, November 8 at midnight. Click here to search for your registration Download our official form to register for any race. RACE TIME Thunder Road Marathon and Half Marathon: 7:40 AM Thunder Road 5K Run / Walk: 8:10 AM ENTRY FEES Before 2/28 3/1-5/31 6/1-8/31 9/1-11/10 EXPO Marathon $80 $95 $105 $115 $135 Half Marathon $70 $85 $95 $105 $120 Thunder Road 5K $20 $30 $35 $40 $50 IF YOU ARE REGISTERING WITH THE FORM YOU CAN…. MAIL IT IN BRING IT IN DELIVER IT TO THE EXPO Thunder Road Marathon ATTN: Registration Department 2422 Park Road Charlotte, NC 28203Make your check payable to: Thunder Road MarathonEntries must be postmarked by November 6, 2015 In person at Thunder Road Health & Wellness Expo Friday, November 13. THERE WILL BE NO REGISTRATION OR PACKET PICK-UP ON RACE DAY. NO EXCEPTIONS! RUN FOR YOUR LIFE STORE LOCATIONS Dilworth 2422 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28203 – 704-358-0713 Piper Glen 6416 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC 28227 – 704-541-9665 University 1816 East Arbors Drive, Suite 420, Charlotte, NC 28262- 704-503-1105 REMEMBER YOUR ACHIEVEMENT Register by September 14, 2015 and your name will be on your bib. REFUNDS AND TRANSFER POLICY There will be NO refunds or transfers of entries from person-to-person. However, if for some reason you cannot compete after registering, you are welcome to defer your entry to...Read More
The Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon has always been about more than running. Yes, the premiere running even on the Charlotte race calendar is a very big deal for the thousands who take up the challenge each year. But the impact from this once a year event goes way beyond 26.2 miles. Each year, charitable causes associated with the Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon share in the event’s success, and this year is no exception. Race Director and event co-owner Tim Rhodes, event co-owner Mark Richardson, and sponsorship coordinator Katherine Howes recently presented Novant Health representatives Karen Bentley and Elizabeth Gray with a $20,000 check for Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital. “Our partnership with Novant Health is one built on a mutual commitment to health and wellness,” said Rhodes. “Giving back to Hemby Children’s Hospital shows how much we value Novant Health’s mission to improve our community’s health.” Giving back has been a part of the culture of the event since the beginning. Rhodes said the Thunder Road Marathon has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to local charities in its ten year history. “Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital is honored to receive this gracious donation from our partners at the marathon,” said Melanie Cherry-Conklin, senior director of pediatric services. “The funds will help our certified child-life team provide programming, like art and music therapy, movie nights and care items, that help children and their families maintain a sense of normalcy during their hospital stay.” Saturday, November 14, 2015 marks the 11th running of the now Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon. The marathon, half marathon and 5K events mean more than $1 million annually to the local economy, and...Read More
Potential qualifiers for the 2016 Boston Marathon must meet designated time standards that correspond with their age group and gender in a certified Marathon on or after September 14, 2015. The Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon is one of those certified Marathons. Achieving one’s qualifying standard does not guarantee entry, but simply the opportunity to submit for registration. The acceptance of official race entrants will be based on qualifying time, with the fastest qualifiers (in relation to their age and gender) being accepted first until the race is full. Only a certified full marathon distance will be accepted for qualifying. Distances shorter than a full marathon will not be accepted. All qualifying times are subject to review and verification. Minimum age requirement for the Boston Marathon is 18 years of age on race day. All standards below are based on official submitted net time. The qualifying times below are based upon each athlete’s age on the date of the 2016 Boston Marathon (April 18, 2016). For a list of the top feeder races for the Boston Marathon, click here. The Boston Marathon does not designate which races are official Boston Qualifying events. You must contact the race directly to see if they are certified. Age Group Men Women 18-34 3hrs 05min 00sec 3hrs 35min 00sec 35-39 3hrs 10min 00sec 3hrs 40min 00sec 40-44 3hrs 15min 00sec 3hrs 45min 00sec 45-49 3hrs 25min 00sec 3hrs 55min 00sec 50-54 3hrs 30min 00sec 4hrs 00min 00sec 55-59 3hrs 40min 00sec 4hrs 10min 00sec 60-64 3hrs 55min 00sec 4hrs 25min 00sec 65-69 4hrs 10min 00sec 4hrs 40min 00sec 70-74 4hrs 25min 00sec 4hrs 55min 00sec 75-79 4hrs 40min 00sec 5hrs 10min 00sec 80...Read More
The Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon unites the excitement of road racing, music, family-friendly entertainment and the Charlotte region’s rich heritage of stock car racing. From the time the green flag drops on race day until the checkered flag falls on the final finisher, you will experience the race of a lifetime while enjoying the sounds of music along one of the Southeast’s most scenic courses. Feel the thrill of the rumbling engines from some of the world’s fastest race cars as the marathon makes its annual return to Charlotte. With a race for every age group and ability, Thunder Road is the one event you won’t want to miss! The day’s events also include a half marathon and the Thunder Road 5K Run/Walk. All three courses are...Read More
It takes commitment to run a marathon, and Novant Health has made a big one in signing on as title sponsor of the Thunder Road Marathon. The three-year deal secures naming rights and premiere healthcare services for the now Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon, which celebrates ten years running this November. “This is a partnership built on a shared commitment to support better health and wellness in Charlotte,” said race director Tim Rhodes. “Novant Health’s three year sponsorship to the marathon means we’ll be well on our way to guaranteeing another ten years as Charlotte’s premier running event.” “Novant Health is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our community,” said Michael Hoben, MD, Physician Executive of Novant Health Sports Medicine. “Our continued partnership with Run for Your Life and the Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon allows us to live our mission and promote an active lifestyle beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics.” Rhodes says the agreement with Novant Health shows that the business community at-large recognizes the impact the marathon has on Charlotte. Corporate team involvement and sponsorship have been some of the fastest growing aspects of the event. To celebrate the Novant Health sponsorship and the event’s 10th anniversary, The Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon is offering $10 OFF entry to this year’s marathon for the next ten days! Simply register online at www.runcharlotte.com and enter the promo code TRMTEN during checkout. Offer applies to full marathon entry only and expires at 11:59:59PM on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. In addition to getting top billing, Novant Health will continue to act as the event’s Official Healthcare Provider at the start and finish, as well as...Read More
In 2014, we were able to donate $50,000 to local charities due to your participation. The 2015 event will benefit spotlight beneficiaries Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte and Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital. Click the logos to visit these friends of Run Charlotte…....Read More
Conveniently located in Uptown Charlotte, the 150,000-square-foot NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. More than 50 interactive exhibits like the Pit Crew Challenge and racing simulators invite guests to engage with the sights and sounds of the sport, while unexpected memorabilia and stock cars on display chronicle NASCAR’s beginnings to present day. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, is open 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. seven days a week. Currently on display in the Great Hall for a limited time only, “Lights. Camera. NASCAR.” chronicles how the industry has influenced films, how NASCAR has promoted movies through sponsorship and how film has portrayed the sport’s legends over the years. With more than 40 artifacts on display, box office favorites represented include “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” Disney’s “Cars,” “Days of Thunder,” “Greased Lightning,” “Herbie Fully Loaded” and much more. Runners can also take advantage of free admission (regularly $19.95)! All runners will receive a blue silicon wristband and be admitted free of charge for up to five days. Families traveling with a runner will be admitted for $10 per person as well. For more information about the Nascar Hall of Fame, please click here....Read More
Runners from across the south and beyond compete in a race that has grown in popularity and presitge. The events of the Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon are centered in uptown Charlotte near South College Street and Fifth Street. The map below is for the approximate location of race events. Click on the map to generate door to door...Read More
Communities Compete Charlotte residents rally to support the Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon. The race winds through unique communities rich in history and character – these very communities rally together to create the most spirited race-day part and compete for the title of Cheer Contest Winner! CONGRATULATIONS to the 2014 Michelob Ultra Course Cheer Contest winners! 1st Place: Historic North Charlotte Neighborhood Association 2nd Place: Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association 3rd Place: Drums for Cures ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon and Michelob Ultra are partnering in 2014 to host the MICHELOB ULTRA COURSE CHEER CONTEST! A donation will be made to the top 3 winning cheer station’s charities of choice! – 1st Place $1,000 – 2nd Place $500 – 3rd Place $500 CONTEST GUIDELINES: – In order to sign up for the contest, email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a registration form. – Your group will be assigned to a location on the Marathon course and will be provided with a cheer station number banner, cowbells and Michelob Ultra. – Full Marathon runners will vote for their favorite cheer station through a post race survey. Winners will be announced online by December 15th. 2014 CONTEST PARTICIPANTS: Mile 2 Banfield Charitable Trust Charity: Banfield Charitable Trust Mile 3 Girls on the Run Charlotte Charity: Girls on the Run Charlotte Mile 5 Be Yoga Studio Charity: Children’s Advocacy Center at CMC Northeast Mile 9 TrySports Charity: RunningWorks Mile 10 Charlotte Running Club Charity: Partners for Parks Mile 11 Lululemon Athletica South Park Charity: First Day of School Foundation Mile 12 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Team In Training Charity: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Mile 13 Playing For Others Charity: Playing For Others Mile 17 Historic North Charlotte Neighborhood Association Charity: Historic North Charlotte Neighborhood Association Mile 18 Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association Charity:Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association Mile 21 Orange Theory Fitness Charity:...Read More
The Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon is a Qualifier for the Boston Marathon
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Thunder Road Marathon celebrated its 10th year in Charlotte this November. Click here to view a series of videos about an event that has become truly Charlotte.