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Craft Beer Half Marathon & 5 Miler

Sat March 30, 2019 Charlotte, NC US 28262 Directions
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Half Marathon

$80 8:00AM EDT Price increases after February 28, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

5 Miler

$40 8:15AM EDT Price increases after February 28, 2019 at 11:59pm EST
8800 N Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC US 28262

North Carolinas BEST Half Marathon celebrating running and Craft Beer! 

Join us for the Craft Beer Half Marathon & 5 Miler on March 30th, 2019.  Celebrate running and the HUGE Charlotte Craft Beer scene with fantastic course through miles of the greenway in North Charlotte.  This event will kick-off Charlotte Craft Beer Week and is very exclusive. The Half Marathon & 5 Miler will only accept 1,000 runners.  REGISTER NOW to guarantee your spot!  Run the race and stay for the FREE beer.

Race Start Times:

The Craft Beer Half Marathon, starts and finishes outside of the Carolinas Healthcare University 8800 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28262

Saturday, March 30, 2019


8:15 AM – 5 MILER

What do I get for participating?

The Most Swag for any Half Marathon in the area!

·      Long Sleeve Shirt

·      Custom Bibs with your name on it

·      Medal Coaster Finisher Medals (do this race 4 times and you’ll have a set of coasters)

·      Pint Glasses for all Half Marathon participants only

·      Can/bottle Koozies for all Half Marathon participants only

Now that is a TON OF SWAG!

Packet Pick Up:

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

Thursday, March 28th, 2019; 10:00AM – 6:00PM

Run For Your Life – Midtown

901 South Kings Drive, #100

Charlotte, NC 28204

Friday, March 29th, 2019; 12:00PM – 6:00PM


Race Day – Saturday, March 30th, 2019; 6:45AM – 7:45AM

Atrium Health - University

8800 N Tryon St,

Charlotte, NC 28262


This Half Marathon is HALF on the roads and HALF on the beautiful greenway paved trails. 

You will start on the backside of Atrium Health University and run down N. Tryon Street before entering the greenway trails after the 1 mile mark.  Ahh…shade, cool temperatures, and great scenery!  You will then follow the trail until around 5.8 miles where you will jump onto the roads for the next few miles.  At around the 8.5 mile mark you will then jump back onto the trails where you will head back towards the start.  At around the 12.7 mile mark you will exit the trail and run the roads to the finish at the backside of Atrium Health University.  Time to celebrate with a ton of different local craft beers.  RUN LOCAL, DRINK LOCAL

Half Marathon Course

5 Mile Course


Every participant will be guaranteed a long sleeve tri-blend shirt that signed up before March 15th. You will have a choice between a men’s or women’s cut shirt. Shirts are ordered based on the sizes indicated during online registration.


We have partnered with Event Marketing Services to time this year’s event using Chronotrack Timing Systems. All Half Marathon and 5 Miler participants will be timed and will receive their disposable timing tag during packet pick up.


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+.


Top 3 Males and Females in all divisions will receive awards. 

Claiming Awards

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 and Transfers:

Registration fees are non-refundable. Event registrations are non-transferable between individuals, events, or years.

Number of Participants Allowed:

Half Marathon - 1,000

5 Miler - 1,000

Time Limit:

There is a 3:00 hour time limit in the Half Marathon and a 1:15 time limit in the 5 miler.  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.

Dogs and Strollers:

Dogs and Strollers will NOT be allowed for this event.

Medic/First Aid:

Should you need medical attention at the finish line, let a volunteer know and you’ll be escorted to the medical tent located very close to the finish line. There will be a Carolina Healthcare medical tent located at the finish line in case of emergency or any minor medical needs. Announcements can always be made at the DJ booth as well. Any life threatening problems should call 911.

Water Stops:

There will be SIX water stops for the Half Marathon and 2 water stops for the 5 Miler.

We will provide a water bottle at the finish line AFTER the race. DO NOT get a water bottle before the race or there will not be any available to the rest of the runners.

Weather Policy:

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.

Parking & Transportation:

PLEASE arrive in time to park. Parking will be available in the JW Clay Blvd Station and The Shoppes at University Place.

Take the Train!  The JW Clay Blvd Station is only 0.25 miles (roughly 400 meters) form the start.


At the Craft Beer Half Expo you will find exhibitors, great giveaways from our sponsors, and best of all BEER from a ton of the areas best breweries. Local breweries will have beer to sample…must be 21 years of age. The Expo starts at 7:30 and ends around 12 pm.  Use your free pint glass and sample.


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




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