Largest Race in NC Shutting Down I-277 This Weekend


This weekend, more than 5000 runners, walkers, racing chariots, and strollers will descend on Uptown CLT, closing I-277 in celebration of this Sunday’s Around the Crown 10K.

Through their year-round efforts, Around the Crown 10K co-founders Brian Mister and his wife, Chelsea wanted to inspire members of the Charlotte community to come together to make the starting line look and feel like the community where the race is held.

Being involved in the running community for many years, the Misters saw a need to bring it together in a meaningful way. This year, the events that lead up to this weekend’s race include; Ades Artist SeriesKids RunFeetures First Timer’s Club training program, Truist Training Tours, a Pay What You Can entry fee system, and a Race Expo and finish festival that embodies togetherness. As founding partners of the Low Impact Alliance, Around the Crown 10K is a leader in sustainable practices being a totally cupless race with water stations provided straight from the city hydrants on race day and recycled tees from local apparel company, Recover Brands.

Today a few new updates about the race were announced, including:

  • NoDa Brewing Company, one of ATC10K’s sponsors, is debuting their new Hop20 at the race’s finish line on 9/4
  • The race will offer participants who prefer to spend their Sunday mornings at a place of worship the opportunity to attend Runner’s Church (post-race)
  • The race has seen significant growth in the past week allowing it to surpass previous years’ registrations (registration is still open through race morning)

The race will kick off this on September 4th at 7:30am near the corner of Church and East Good Samaritan Way.

Registration is still open through Sunday morning online and at the expo offering Charlotte residents and visitors the opportunity to participate up to the last minute.