Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon


7:30 a.m., November 14, 2015


We are now accepting registration for the 2015 event .

All mail must be post-marked by Friday, November 6, 2015.

ONLINE registration for the 2015 event closes on Sunday, November 8 at midnight.


Click here to register online!If you have already registered online, you can search for your registration here!


Download our official form to register for any race.


Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon

3/1-5/31: $95.00

6/1-8/31: $105.00

9/1-11/8: $115.00

EXPO: $135.00


The Thunder Road Marathon Health and Wellness Expo will host packet pick-up in Hall C-2 at the Charlotte Convention Center on  Friday, November 13, 10am-9pm

Charlotte Convention Center
501 South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Remember, there will  be NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION OR PACKET PICK-UP for any of the events.  All mail applications must be Postmarked by Friday, November 6, 2015. ONLINE registration for the 2015 event closes on Sunday, November 8 at midnight.


Shooting for a PR or that Boston qualifier?  Look for the Endurance Magazine Pace Team Leaders at the marathon start line!  Pace Team Leaders will be holding signs indicating their predicted finish times. Line up with them, and get ready to reach your goal! Charlotte’s Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon features pace teams with finish times from 3 hours to 5 ½ hours, so there’s something for everyone.   Pace groups include 3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00, 5:30. You do not have to sign up to run with a pace group. Just line up with us and go!


The Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon is a Boston Marathon Qualifier. 

The Marathon course has a 6-hour time limit. Runners who cannot maintain a 13:45 per mile pace will be asked to leave the course for their own safety.

Pit Stops will close and volunteers and police officers at intersections will not be available to participants who fall below the 13:45 per mile pace. This will be strictly enforced.

Visit our Course Maps page for details on the race course and elevations.


The below categories will be awarded at the Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon award ceremony taking place at 12:00pm on the main stage in the post-race party area.
•Top 5 Overall Men and Women
•Top 5 Masters Men and Women
•Top 3 Age Group for Men and Women
•24 & under, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over


There will be 13 Pit Stops  for the marathoners, located approximately Miles 1.6, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 and 25.

Porta-Jons will be available at each of the above water stop locations.


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