It’s time to lace up those running shoes! The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte has been chosen as the local charity beneficiary for the Sept. 10-11 Run & Ride Race Series at Carowinds. If you or anyone you know would like to run in the event, the 3rd annual Run & Ride Race Series includes your choice of a half-marathon, 10K, or 5K in and around Carowinds. Plus, park tickets are included with race registration! It's not every day racers experience a behind-the-scenes pass at your favorite amusement park before the gates are even open. Take this opportunity to watch the sun rise over roller coasters, run alongside dinosaurs, high-five Snoopy, wear a hard-earned medal in the amusement park, and enjoy some fabulous swag--a ticket to the park.
The race company, Rev3 Adventure, has pledged to donate $3 for every half-marathon entry and $2 for every 10K and 5K entry. Learn more at runandriderace.com, and use code BGCHARLOTTE for 15% off registration. They also will donate $10 per chapter volunteer to our Clubs! To volunteer, visit www.runandriderace.com, click “Volunteer” at the top of the page, and choose your race-day job. Be sure to note you are volunteering with the Boys & Girls Clubs so we get credit! Every youth volunteer receives a t-shirt and a free ticket to the park to use after their shift! (Note: Minimum volunteer age is 12, and volunteers 12-14 have to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Volunteers between 12-18 have to have parent/guardian approval waiver available online at time of signup.).
You don't want to miss this one-of-a-kind event. Bring your friends and a family along, too. It's a weekend of fun for everyone.