OrthoCarolina 10K/5K Classic - Food Truck and Beer Fest

Sat September 19, 2020 Directions

The 11th Annual OrthoCarolina 10K Classic - Food Truck and Beer Fest, a running event held in Charlotte, NC on September 19, 2020 is the areas premier 10K running event will be moved to an ALL VIRTUAL EVENT.  After careful consideration and consulting the City of Charlotte, it is not possible to hold a safe and healthy event this year.  We will all miss this huge event...especially the beer and the food but you can still run virtually and get all of the awesome swag!  The race will cap at 1,000 runners!

What do I get for participating?

1. High Quality shirt or tank top. We will have Unisex shirts or a Women's Tank Top so please size yourself with that in mind. You must register before September 10th to be guaranteed a t-shirt or tank.

2. Face/neck gaiters for everyone.

3. Finisher Medals for everyone.  

4. Race Bibs for everyone.

5. One Drink Ticket. 

Packet Pick Up

*You will be able to pick up packets for friends and family

Thursday, September 17th, 2020 AND Friday, September 18th, 2020; 10:30AM – 6:00PM
Run For Your Life – Midtown
901 South Kings Drive, #100
Charlotte, NC 28204


7:30 AM - 10K & 5K Start
7:32 AM - The Rookie Run 'N' Walk 5K (untimed run/walk for beginners)
9:15 AM - 50 yard Kid's Dash - (kid's do not have to register)


Every participant will receive a t-shirt that signed up before September 10th. Shirts are ordered based on the sizes indicated during online registration. Shirt design subject to change. NO SWITCHING SIZES – NO EXCEPTIONS!

The Rookie Run ‘N’ Walk 5K - Virtual in 2020

The Rookie Run ‘N’ Walk is a beginners event designed to take the fear and anxiety out of a typical 5k by offering an untimed event using the same race course as the regular 5K. Buddies will line the course to give you encouragement as you take control of your fear and overcome a great obstacle.

Kid’s Dash - Not Applicable in 2020

This is our favorite event! The kid’s dash is very informal so they do not need to register but it gives the kiddos an opportunity to run through the finish line like Mom and Dad. We will have some mascots out there to run and create some excitement as well. Depending on the numbers, we may have to break it down in to age groups for safety reasons.


Since the 2020 event is Virtual, you will run on your own time on your own course on race weekend.

Check out our normal Course information HERE

Timing- Not Applicable in 2020

We have partnered with Event Marketing Services to time this years event using Chronotrack Timing Systems. All 5K and 10K participants will be timed and will receive their disposable timing tag during packet pick up.

Divisions - N/A

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+.

Awards - N/A

Top 3 Males and Females in all divisions will receive awards. Awards gift certificates courtesy of Run For Your Life - Midtown

Claiming Awards - N/A

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.

Refunds - Transfers - Deferrals

Registration fees are non-refundable. Event registrations are non-transferable between individuals, events, or years.  There will be no deferrals.

Time Limit- N/A

Walkers are welcome in the 5K only.  The time limit for the 10K is 1:45.  In order to comply with the agreement with the City of Charlotte, streets comprising the route must be reopened to vehicular traffic on a set schedule.

Medic/First Aid - N/A

There will be a medical tent located at the finish line in case of emergency or any medical needs. Announcements can always be made at the DJ booth as well.

Weather Policy- N/A

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.


PLEASE arrive in time to park. Parking will NOT be available in the parking ramp at OrthoCarolina.  Additional parking will be available in the CMC Mercy parking deck located off of North Chase St.

Misc: Carpool if possible. There is a bus stop across from the park entrance (Bus Routes)

Expo - N/A

The OrthoCarolina 10K Classic Expo, has consistently been one of the best post race expos in Charlotte. You will find exhibitors, great giveaways from our sponsors, kids activities and best of all FOOD TRUCKS AND BEER! Local Food Trucks will have food for sale. Local breweries will have beer to sample…must be 21 years of age. Duh! The Expo starts at 7:30 and ends around 10 am.  You will have a drink ticket on your race bib.  The race is NOT responsible for the amount of beer brought to the event by the vendors.  They are kind enough to donate it so we can not guarantee beer for everyone.  We have left that up to their discretion but they’ve all been informed of the amount of runners registered.


We are so excited to have AAA Entertainment at the Start and Finish line to energize the runners and maintain the fun!

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