Thunder Road Half Marathon
7:45 a.m., November 16, 2013
We are now accepting registration for the 2013 event . All mail must be post-marked by Friday, November 8, 2013 and ONLINE registration for the 2013 event closes on Sunday, November 10 at midnight.
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 8, 2013. ONLINE registration for the 2013 event closes on Sunday, November 10 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 'em, and get ready to reach your goal! Charlotte's Thunder Road Marathon and Half Marathon feature pace teams with finish times from 3 hours to 5 hours, so there's something for everyone.
Things you should know...
The Thunder Road Half Marathon offers you the challenge of running 13.1 miles along the streets of Charlotte. The course is certified and offers some great views of the city and surrounding neighborhoods.
The Thunder Road Half Marathon is a great challenge if you are working up to your first marathon. It also offers you a chance to push yourself beyond The Novant Health Thunder Road 5K Run/Walk race barrier to the "next level" of distance running. If a marathon seems a bit out of reach, try the Thunder Road Half Marathon!
Click the map link on the right for a PDF of the race course and elevations.
The Half Marathon map includes "turn by turn" information.
If you would just like to know where
the half-marathon runners
at a specific time, click tthe arrows on the left.
The below categories will be awarded at the Thunder Road Half Marathon award ceremony taking place at
11:00 am on the main stage in the post-race party area by the Buffalo Wild Wings.
- 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 & over
Refreshments & Porta Jons
Refreshment stops are located at Mile 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12.
All refreshment stops will have Diamond Springs Water. Gatorade of various flavors will be provide at every stop AFTER Mile 2.
Porta-Jons will be available every mile.
While running the 13.1 miles of the Thunder Road Half Marathon, you will see a mixture of the old and the new in Charlotte. From the start in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, you will quickly transition away from the downtown area on Randolph and Providence Roads.
You will be heading back to Uptown after touring the oak-lined Foxcroft community near Sharon Road and Arbor Way. As you near the Uptown area, you will pass through historic Myers Park, where you will see Queens Road meet Queens Road (West). Then it's on to the finish line near the corner of Morehead and Caldwell Street.
Thunder Road Marathon relies on Sport Photo, Inc for the very best in sports photography. Road running to multi-sport, the most prestigious events in the world rely on Sport Photo, Inc. to photograph their participants and provide the highest quality products and services.
Sport Photo, Inc.'s team of professional photographers enables them to cover events of all sizes.
Sign up today to receive an e-mail notification when the 2013 race photos are available