It is with a heavy heart that we deliver the news that Charlotte Racefest Half-Marathon & 10K, scheduled for April 18, 2020, has been canceled due to COVID-19.
It should go without saying but our top priority is always the enjoyment, health and safety of our participants, volunteers, staff, and spectators. We have been closely monitoring COVID-19 globally and locally. Our state has issued a recommendation to avoid situations that bring together 50 or more people for a minimum of 8 weeks. We cannot, in good conscience, put you or our community at risk hosting an event designed to bring upwards of 2,000 people together in one event in a month from now.
Unfortunately, there is not an alternate date available in order for us to reschedule the races.
As a registered participant of the 2020 events, we are extending 3 options for you to consider.
Option 1: GO VIRTUAL IN 2020!
Get your run and fun in! Choose the VIRTUAL OPTION for 2020 Charlotte Racefest.
Virtual participants will receive a custom event shirt, custom finishers medal and a big ole celebration including craft beer. You have until April 18 to transfer your registration to the virtual 2020 option. Transfer to virtual HERE.
All virtual participants will be sent detailed communication and a special invitation to the early summer 2020 Charlotte Racefest Celebration after the April 18 transfer deadline.
Option 2: DEFER
Defer your registration to the 2021 Charlotte Racefest*. Defer your registration HERE.
Option 3: TRANSFER
Transfer your registration to another Junction 311 Endurance Sports owned event. The event scheduled between June of 2020 and April of 2021. Transfer valid for If you choose this option, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and note the event you would like to transfer to.
*If you do not take action as detailed above (select to GO VIRTUAL in 2020, DEFER to 2021 or email us to TRANSFER to another Junction 311 Endurance Sports owned event) by the April 18, 2020 deadline, your registration will be automatically transferred into the April 10, 2021, Charlotte Racefest event. No additional fees or charges. An email will be issued notifying all participants that they are registered for the 2021 event.
BONUS: On or before April 18, 2020, you will receive instructions by email to receive a 50% discount on any 2020 Junction 311 Endurance Sports owned event.
As is our policy for all of our events, we will not be offering refunds. Junction 311 Endurance Sports is a locally-owned small business that works hard to deliver large scale, great experiences for our runners. Our team’s passion and care translate to spending a great amount of time, effort and money to prepare for your event long before you have even clicked the “register now” button. We hope you understand that we are doing everything we can to abate the losses that this unusual circumstance has created for all of us. We love to keep you happy and we hope keeping you racing in the near future will do so!
We are truly sorry that Charlotte Racefest 2020 could not take place on its scheduled date and time. We appreciate your patience as we try to take care of you, our dear friends, family, and community. This is a challenging time for us all. We are doing our very best to be proactive and fair.
In closing, we wish you good health, happiness and look forward to seeing you soon! We hope to see many of you sharing miles and smiles on social media! Let’s stay connected. Tag @charlotteracefest on Facebook and Instagram!
Special thank you for the support of the 2020 event sponsors. We invite you to support them as they support our running community.