CRC Winter Classic 2022

Registration is now open for the Charlotte Running Club Winter Classic 2022 8K races!

There will be two 8K events held on Saturday January 22nd at McAlpine Creek Park. The Elite 8K will start at 11am (time limit of 40 mins) and the Open 8K will start at Noon.

Cash awards for the Elite 8K - Top 3 Male/Female, Top Masters Male/Female, and Age Group winners. Five of the cash awards up for grabs will be $100 and up

Gift certificate awards for the Open 8K Top 3 Male/Female, Top Masters Male/Female, and Age Group winners

Early bird pricing till November 1st is $30 for either the Elite 8K or Open 8K. $40 if you want to run both events back to back

https://raceroster.com/events/2022/49909/crc-winter-classic-8k

Discount code for $5 off available for Charlotte Running Club members. Sign into your account and look for the race discount page under Club Info

Donations will be made benefitting Let Me Run and Girls on the Run

We are seeking sponsors so please contact us at run.charlotte@gmail.com if you are interested in supporting our event

Race Discount for CRC members

Many thanks to Sisu Events for offering members of the Charlotte Running Club a special discount to receive $10 off the Craft Beer Half Marathon taking place in north Charlotte on Sunday Oct 3rd!

Members can access the race discount page by logging in at www.charlotterunningclub.org and then looking under Club Info.

https://runsignup.com/Race/CraftBeerHalfMarathon

Not a member of CRC? Annual memberships are $20 for individuals, $30 for family, and $15 for Students/Seniors.

https://www.charlotterunningclub.org/join-now


CRC Track Tuesday @ Quail Hollow Middle School

Do you have a track workout on the training plan this week?

The Charlotte Running Club is hosting a weekly Track Tuesday meet-up at Quail Hollow Middle School.

This is a meetup open to EVERYONE, not just members of the Charlotte Running Club so please come out and join others for some speedwork and receive encouragement to go faster!

Time : 5:30am - 6:30am

Quail Hollow Middle School
2901 Smithfield Church Rd
Charlotte NC 28210

Questions? : run.charlotte@gmail.com


Charitable Race Spotlight


Every weekend there are lots of great races taking place in the Charlotte area to raise awareness for various causes. The Charlotte Running Club wants to assist by putting the spotlight on upcoming charitable events to encourage folks to either participate or volunteer their time to help with the event.

September is National Recovery Month, and you can help three local charities by participating in the 2nd annual HOPE Runs for Recovery 5k at Clanton Park in Charlotte on September 25th. They are also seeking volunteers as well if you would like to help provide support on race day.

Link to register: https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Charlotte/HopeRunsForRecoveryCharlotte

The  HOPE Runs for Recovery 5k will benefit three non-profits

The Emerald School of Excellence - North Carolina's 1st recovery high school, opened in 2019. Founded by visionary Mary Ferreri and growing quickly, this serves youth and families impacted by substance use disorder and other mental health issues. https://emeraldschool.org 

Herren Project is a non-profit founded by former NBA player Chris Herren, and provides individual and family support, treatment and recovery navigation and prevention and outreach services utilizing networked resources across the country. https://herrenproject.org 

Hope Homes Recovery Scholarship Fund - financial assistance provided to individuals and families that could not otherwise afford the comprehensive support offered in our residential program located here in Charlotte. https://hoperecoveryresources.org

Charlotte Running Club members can get a $5 discount on the 5K in Charlotte. Log in and go to the race discounts page to access the code.


Store discounts for CRC members

The Charlotte Running Club will always strive to offer special benefits for our members and support local businesses.

Charlotte area locations of Ultra Running Company, Charlotte Running Company, Omega Sports, and Run For Your Life will give a 10% discount (some exclusions apply) to CRC members who presents their active CRC membership card at the register.

Need your membership ID card? Access your member profile after logging in and save a screenshot on your phone.

Not a member of the Charlotte Running Club? Annual memberships are $20, $15 for Students & Seniors, and Family memberships are $30. Join today!



New members of the CRC Board


The Charlotte Running Club Board election is complete and CONGRATULATIONS to the four individuals who received the most votes to serve a two year term on the Board of Directors.

Arun Kallikadavil (new)

Tim Mann (returning after 1 year term)

Lisa Landrum (returning after 2 year term)

Eric Smith (returning after 2 year term)

Melissa Seuster, Chad Crockford, Jason Benoit, and Philip Sanford have completed their term on the board and we thank them for their contributions while serving.



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Special discounts for CRC members

The Charlotte Running Club has always aspired to offer special benefits for our members and support local businesses.

We are happy to announce three local running stores are once again able to offer special discounts to CRC members! All Charlotte area locations of Ultra Running, Company, Charlotte Running Company, Omega Sports, and Run For Your Life will give a 10% discount (some exclusions apply) to anyone who presents their active CRC membership card at the register!

Need a copy of your CRC membership card? Log in at the top of the page and download your card or save a screenshot to your phone.

Not a member of the Charlotte Running Club? Annual memberships are $20, $15 for Students & Seniors, and Family memberships are $30. Join today!


New benefit for CRC members from TruMotion Therapy


We are excited to announce a new benefit for Charlotte Running Club members!

TruMotion Therapy is offering FREE one-time use of the Normatec Recovery Boots and Electric Muscle Stimulation in their Recovery Lounge and a $20 discount off unlimited use of their Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmill for injury recovery and easy runs.

Members can book a visit by calling (980) 819-5818 or online at https://trumotiontherapy.janeapp.com/

TruMotion Therapy is located in South Charlotte at 9217 BayBrook Lane, Charlotte NC 28277.

Check out TruMotion Therapy on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about their services for injury recover and prevention.

Proof of active membership is required to receive the benefits. Access your membership card by logging in at www.charlotterunningclub.org. Click on your name at the top of the page to see your member profile at take a screenshot of the membership card. E-mail run.charlotte@gmail.com if you need assistance.

Not a member of the Charlotte Running Club? It's easy to sign up on our website! $20 for an annual membership, Student and Senior memberships are $15 and Family membership is $30.


TruMotion Therapy is offering FREE one-time use of the Normatec Recovery Boots and Electric Muscle Stimulation in their Recovery Lounge and a $20 discount off unlimited use of their Alter-G Anti-Gravity Treadmill for injury recovery and easy runs.

Members can book a visit by calling (980) 819-5818 or online at https://trumotiontherapy.janeapp.com/

TruMotion Therapy is located in South Charlotte at 9217 BayBrook Lane, Charlotte NC 28277.

Check out TruMotion Therapy on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about their services for injury recover and prevention.

Proof of active membership is required to receive the benefits. Access your membership card by logging in at www.charlotterunningclub.org. Click on your name at the top of the page to see your member profile at take a screenshot of the membership card. E-mail run.charlotte@gmail.com if you need assistance.

Not a member of the Charlotte Running Club? It's easy to sign up on our website! $20 for an annual membership, Student and Senior memberships are $15 and Family membership is $30.

CRC Weekly Trail Run - Francis Beatty Park

Join former CRC President Chad Champion every Wednesday morning for a 4.3 mile trail run at Colonel Francis Beatty Park, a hidden gem in Matthews just south of 485.

This event is open to EVERYONE, not just members of the Charlotte Running Club.

Meet Chad at the tennis courts just before 7am and get in some trail miles!

Questions? : run.charlotte@gmail.com


Our mission: Building a Strong and Healthy Community Through Running

The Charlotte Running Club consists of passionate runners that strive to spread the love of running and to help each other grow. The Club's goal is to bring the expansive, diverse, and exciting Charlotte running community together under one umbrella through motivation, group runs, and social events. 

Our club represents an incredibly diverse population, from lifelong competitive runners to couch-to-5k-ers and everyone in between. We all found running for different reasons and at different times in our lives, but we all now share a collective interest in making Charlotte a better place to run. Over the coming months and years, CRC is committed to helping to drive that transformation by connecting our members to:

  • Running Opportunities. From fun runs to workouts to races, we help connect runners to events and activities for runners of all ages and abilities.
  • Social Opportunities. You can't run all the time, so we provide fun and engaging opportunities for runners to socialize away from roads, tracks, and trails.
  • Community Involvement. Whether we're volunteering at a local park, coaching and mentoring with community running organizations, or advocating for runner safety, we strive to help make Charlotte a better place to run.
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