As a result of the the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 virus outbreak, The Charlotte 5k will now be a Virtual event. Read out Covid-19 statement by clicking HERE. The following information is currently for the Charlotte 5k scheduled for May 2, 2020. Here are a few FAQ’s we thought may be helpful for you if, like us, this is your first experience with a virtual 5k run/walk.
What is a Virtual Run/Walk?
A virtual event is a race that you do on your own time and on your own course. You choose the location and if you would like to run, walk, or wheel. Done this way, you have the fun of completing the race without the crowds, which is ideal for us right now. Track your distance and time with a smartphone app and get a great, fun race packet.
What is the Date Range for Completion?
The date range to complete the 5k is May 15, 2020 through May 31, 2020
Can I Log My Results?
Results are based on the honor system and do not require proof of event completion. Logging your results on the website will allow you to see how you rank among other participants, but it is not required.
What Comes With My Virtual Registration?
It really depends on which level you sign up for. Level 1 is the kids fun run. You will receive a kid tee and a race bib (ideal for kids under 12 and only kid sizes are available). Level 2 will receive a race bib and a finishers medal; Level 3 will receive a race t-shirt, race bib, a finishers medal.
When will I Receive My Swag?
We will begin mailing swag bags the week of May 16, 2020.
What if I Have Already Registered?
Pre-registrations for the Non-competitive kids under 12 event will rollover to the Level 1 Virtual option and your child will receive a kid tee and a race bib. If you would like to upgrade your child to another level, please email Shannon@tealdiva.org
Pre-registrations for the non-competitive stroll will rollover to the Level 2 Virtual option and you will receive a finishers medal and a race bib. If you would like to upgrade to the next level, please email Shannon@tealdiva.org
If you do not want to do the virtual event, you can defer your registration to May 1, 2021.
Can I Still Have a Team?
YES! Absolutely. There is no ban from getting out and walking or running if you keep your distance from others. There are coveted awards for the largest team and now, your team can participate from anywhere in the world. You can choose to participate as a team on a certain day or throughout the allotted timeframe.
Can I Still Have a Fundraising Team?
YES! Fundraising is an intricate part of the event and helps Teal Diva with community programming. There are coveted awards for highest fundraising teams and you will be making an impact in the local community.
Where Does the Money I Fundraise Go?
We have a goal of donating $20,000 to local research by the end of 2020. Additionally, we have 3 programs we are fundraising for. Click the following link to read more about each: https://www.tealdiva.org/survivorsupport
We won’t technically be together. But we for sure do not want to miss out on the FUN! We encourage you to take A LOT of PHOTOS from your walk or run and share them with us. We want to see you with your swag. Let us celebrate with you as you take photos and videos of you presenting one another with your finishers medal. Wear your race bibs. This is an accomplishment and a wonderful opportunity to raise more awareness through social sharing.
Take a Look At The Swag for Each Level
Sign up for the Virtual 5k happening May 15 - May 31, 2020 by clicking the following link: https://runsignup.com/Race/NC/Charlotte/TealDiva5kCLT