The Largest Race in North Carolina is About To Shut Down I-277


Part race, run, community event, celebration, and a tribute to Charlotte, Around the Crown 10K is the only race in the area that closes down I-277. Through their year-round efforts, Around the Crown 10K wants 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, co-founders Brian Mister and his wife, Chelsea, saw a need to continue to bring it together in a meaningful and accessible way. This year, the events that lead up to the race on September 5, 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.

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