• Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
  • 3+ Mile Individual(wave start): 8:00 AM
  • 3+ Mile Team Start (wave start): 8:30 AM
  • Youth Division Race Start Time: 9:30 AM
  • Distance: 3+ Mile Obstacle/Trail Run, 1 Mile Youth Survival Race
  • Online Registration Closes: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 8:00 am (Registration in person at the Steele Creek YMCA Friday, September 15th or at Camp Thunderbird Race morning.

Important Details

Race Description

The 6th annual C2 Obstacle Trail Run (formerly C2 Survival Race) is a 3+ mile trail run and youth 1-mile fun run with obstacles along the way that will challenge and inspire you. With a refreshed obstacle layout and new physical challenges along both courses, 2017 will not disappoint! Last year, C2 had record participation and the Y wants you, your family, your co-workers, your fitness buddies, etc. to come out and show your competitive side! Whether you participate in the individual, team or youth division, you will overcome obstacles, breakdown barriers and finish strong! This event is geared towards all levels of fitness and welcomes large and small companies, churches and schools to unite and reawaken the inner child within each of us. Stick around for post race food and enjoy additional YMCA Camp Thunderbird activities like Zip Line, Pony Rides and Paddlesports (activity passes sold separately).
With each step along the picturesque trails of YMCA Camp Thunderbird, C2 participants are changing children’s lives for the better. The proceeds from C2 Obstacle Trail Run benefit the YMCA Annual Campaign which serves under resourced children in the Steele Creek area. The YMCA of Greater Charlotte provides programs and services to help subsidize youth development programs like camp, dance, sports and afterschool to those who need assistance. Our Community. Your Impact. Their Future.
YMCA events offer a valuable and unique marketing opportunity for businesses, while providing a tax-deductible way for our business partners to support our mission. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jessie Lindberg at 704-716-4645 or Jessie.Lindberg@ymcacharlotte.org

Performance shirts guaranteed for those registering before August 17th. Race week registrants, while supplies last.


3+ Mile Obstacle Trail Run (ages 10+ years*)

  • $40 before August 16th
  • $50 August 16th-Race Day
  • If you are participating on a team, you are responsible for registering yourself and will receive your own timing chip on race morning.

    *NOTE TO PARENTS: If your child is 10+ years, he/she is welcome to participate in this category, but please note that this division will include more challenging obstacles and be in a different awards category than our Youth division.

Youth Division (5-14 years old, 1 mile obstacle course)

  • $20 before August 16th
  • $30 August 16th-Race Day
Race T-shirt not guaranteed for registrations after August 16th


Packet Pickup

Friday, September 15

@ Nothing But Noodles
Steele Creek Crossing
12740 S. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28273

Saturday, September 16
6:30 AM – 9:15 AM
@ YMCA Camp Thunderbird
1 Thunderbird Lane
Lake Wylie, SC 29710

*NOTE TO TEAM MEMBERS: Team Members DO NOT need to pick up their own packets. Team Captains are responsible distributing C2 participant packets to team members.


  • 6:00 AM – Volunteer Check-in at Race Site
  • 6:30 AM – 9:15 AM – On-Site Registration & Packet Pick Up
  • 7:00 AM – Team Photos
  • 7:45 AM – Opening Ceremony
  • 8:00 AM – 3+ Mile Individual Start (wave start)
  • 8:30 AM – 3+ Mile Team Start (wave start)
  • 9:30 AM – 1-Mile Youth Fun Run Start
  • 10:00 AM – Presentation of Awards
  • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Camp Thunderbird Activities Open


Participation Awards (Top award for each division; minimum 3 participants, no maximum; participation totals includes participants & volunteers)

• School
• Community
• Corporate


Top 3 M/F Overall Adult Individual (NON YOUTH) Division

Top 3 M/F Age Groups Youth Division:
• 5-8 Years
• 9-10 Years
• 11-12 Years
• 13-14 Years

Top 3 M/F Age Groups Individual/Non-Youth Division:
• 10-14 Years
• 15-19 Years
• 20-29 Years
• 30-39 Years
• 40-49 Years
• 50-59 Years
• 60-69 Years
• 70+ Years

Fastest Team (3+ People – Timed Team Awards for teams with 3+ people are based on the average time from the top 3 performers on each team)
• School
• Community
• Corporate

Team Information

NEW THIS YEAR! The Fastest Team will be awarded in each Team Division based on the average time of the top 3 performers on each team. Awards will be presented at the post-race awards ceremony.

Corporate Team Division
Represent your company by joining your co-workers and competing in the obstacle course or volunteer. A minimum of 3 participants is required. No maximum. Awards will be given based on team points accumulated for participation and volunteerism:


School Team Division
Represent your school by joining your classmates & teachers competing in the obstacle course or volunteer. A minimum of 3 participants is required. No maximum. Awards will be given based on team points accumulated for participation and volunteerism:


Community Team Division
Represent your Community Group by joining together to compete in the obstacle course or volunteer. A minimum of 3 participants is required. No maximum. Awards will be given based on team points accumulated for participation and volunteerism.


For additional information: contact c2survivalrace@ymcacharlotte.org

We Need You!

Not a runner but want to be involved? You can still help make our race a success as a volunteer! We would greatly appreciate your time and talent! For more information contact Curtis Cecil at morrisonvolunteers@ymcacharlotte.org or 704-716-4614.

Policies and Refunds

REFUND POLICY: No refunds. Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another person, event, or year. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to this refund policy.