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  • Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016
  • Location: Charlotte, NC
  • Race Start Time: 7:30 AM
  • Race Distance: 8K, 5K, Fun Run
  • Registration Closes: Thursday, May 12 at 11:59pm

Important Details

Race Description

May 14, 2016 marks the 12th year of our Run! Ballantyne race, presented by Bissell and the Morrison Family and Sara’s YMCAs. With over 2,500 runners last year, this popular event continues to grow within the community! We are thrilled to be hosting our event at our brand new Sara’s YMCA located in the beautiful Ballantyne Corporate Park. Run! Ballantyne is the perfect race for beginning runners to elite runners and every level in between making it fun for the entire family! Check out our popular Corporate Team, School Team, and Community Team Divisions! REMEMBER!: Top 3 Fastest Teams will be awarded in each Team Division! Awards will be presented at the post-race awards ceremony.

Our Run! Ballantyne 8K/5K Race & 1-Mile Fun Run is one of our many YMCA events that benefit our Community Support Campaign. At the Y, we believe all kids deserve the opportunity to develop and reach their full potential. YMCA activities build confidence and teach important life skills. Your gift helps assure a child in need can participate. Many children and teens participate in YMCA Afterschool and summer camp programs thanks to financial assistance provided by donations to our Community Support Campaign. By participating in the 2016 Run! Ballantyne, your support and contribution will help to give children at our Steele Creek YMCA a fun and safe environment where they engage in enriching, healthy activities with positive role models. And for that, we thank you for being a part of our mission.

Entry Fees

8K

  • $30.00 Until April 30
  • $35.00 May 1 – May 12 at 11:59pm, close of online registration
  • $40.00 at Packet pick up and on Race Day
5K

  • $25.00 Until April 30
  • $30.00 May 1 – May 12 at 11:59pm, close of online registration
  • $35.00 at Packet pick up and on Race Day
Einstein Bros. Bagels 1 Mile Fun Run

  • $10.00 Until May 12 11:59pm
  • $15.00 Packet pick up and race day

Performance shirts are guaranteed to those who register by Friday, April 15. Race week is while supplies last.

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Team Information

NEW THIS YEAR: Top 3 Fastest Teams 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.

For complete team information or to register a team, please visit the:


Official Race Website

Corporate Team Division
Represent your company by joining your co-workers and competing in the 8k, 5k, Fun Run or volunteer. A minimum of 5 runners is required. No maximum. Team will be placed into Divisions based on the number of company employees in Charlotte. Awards will be given for the following divisions based on team points accumulated for participation and volunteerism:
– Division 1: less than 25 employees.
– Division 2: 26-99 employees
– Division 3: more than 100 employees
For additional information or to register a corporate team: contact morrisonevents@ymcacharlotte.org

Corporate Team Info
 

School Team Division
Represent your school by joining your classmates & teachers competing in the 8k, 5k, Fun Run or volunteer. A minimum of 10 participants is required. No maximum. Awards will be given for the following divisions based on team points accumulated for participation and volunteerism:
– Division 1: Elementary School Teams
– Division 2: Middle School Teams
– Division 3: High School Teams
For additional information or to register a school team: contact morrisonevents@ymcacharlotte.org. School Teams with 20 or more runners receive team performance shirts.

School Team Info
 
Community Team Division
Represent your Community Group by joining together to compete in the 8k, 5k, Fun Run or volunteer. A minimum of 5 runners is required. No maximum. Awards will be given for the following divisions based on team points accumulated for participation and volunteerism.
– Division 1: less than 25 members
– Division 2: 26-99 members
– Division 3: more than 100 members

Community Team Info
 

Packet Pickup

Friday, May 13
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
@ SARA’S YMCA (at the of corner of Ballantyne Corporate Place and Brixham Hill Avenue)
15940 Brixham Hill Avenue | Charlotte, NC 28277
ymcacharlotte.org/saras | 704 716 0000

Saturday, May 14
5:45 AM – 7:15 AM
@ SARA’S YMCA (race start/finish area)
15940 Brixham Hill Avenue | Charlotte, NC 28277
ymcacharlotte.org/saras | 704 716 0000

 

Schedule

  • 5:45-7:15 AM Registration/Packet Pick Up
  • 7:15 AM Opening Ceremony
  • 7:30 AM 8K Start
  • 7:50 AM 5K Start
  • 9:15 AM Einstein Bros. Bagels 1-Mile Fun Run
  • 9:45 AM Awards Ceremony

Timing/Awards

Top 3 in each of the following categories:

  • Top 3 M/F Overall
  • Top 3 M/F Masters Overall
  • Top 3 Age Groups (M/F):10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
  • Top 3 Stroller
  • Top 3 Teams (Corporate, School, Community)

We Need You!

Not a runner but want to be involved? You can still help make our race a success as a volunteer! Over 100 people volunteer their time to be a part of this great event. 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: Entries are non-refundable and cannot be transferred from person to person.