The second annual Charlotte Checkers 5K Run & Walk, benefiting the Charlotte Checkers Charitable Foundation, will take place the morning of Saturday, Nov. 23. The race will begin and end at the Carolina Ale House with a post-race party, presented by Bud Light.

The early-bird cost for registration is $25 and includes a ticket to that night’s Checkers game and a Checkers 5K & Fun Run t-shirt. Participants will also have the opportunity to purchase up to four additional tickets to that night’s Checkers game for just $12 each.


There will be snacks, drinks and music as well as a Fun Run for kids, presented by Family Talk. Additionally, Chubby and the CheckMates will be on hand to cheer participants on. Each child who participates in the Kids Fun Run will receive a special Checkers item for their participation.  Following the Checkers race, Carolina Ale House will be serving food and drinks for those who want to join in on the fun.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7:45 a.m.
LOCATION: Carolina Ale House View Map
REGISTRATION: Early bird - $25 through Nov. 9 / $30 after Nov. 9 / $35 day of race
INCLUDED: Registration includes ticket to Nov. 23 game & race t-shirt (Up to four additional tickets available for just $12/each) The Checkers will be playing the Rockford IceHogs that day.
ADDITIONAL: Parents encouraged to sign kids up for the Fun Run, presented by Family Talk *t-shirts are not included in Fun Run


The Checkers will be hosting a donation drive benefiting RunningWorks on race day.  Bring any new/used shoes, shorts, t-shirts or new socks to be donated.  RunningWorks is a non-profit running program founded to encourage the homeless community to rediscover the power of teamwork, discipline, confidence and respect for each other one stride at a time.  We look forward to seeing you at this year's race.