The Atrium Health Big Game Run 4 miler presented by SPORTPORT, will take place on Super Bowl Sunday February 3, 2019. The event will feature a 4 mile run and also a 100 yard kids dash. The course will start and finish outside the Panther Stadium on the corner of Mint St. and Stonewall St.
Participants will be encouraged to dress up and support their favorite football team and there will be a costume contest. When you register, you will also be able to choose the team you are supporting and receive a custom bib with your teams’ colors.
The entire event will be football themed. There are 4 downs in football and 4 miles on the course. Down markers will replace mile markers, course officials will be dressed as referees, the finish line will be the end zone, kid’s will get mini footballs, etc.
And the most important part…the tailgating afterwards to help kick start your pre-game and celebrate the biggest day in sports.
Custom Bibs – Finisher Medals – Pint Glasses – Food Trucks – Beer – Live Music
Race Day Schedule:
The official start area is in front of the East gate of the stadium on S. Mint St.
Sunday, February 3, 2019
8:00 AM - Registration/Packet Pick Up Opens
9:00 AM – 4 mile START
10:15 AM – Kid’s 100 yard dash (no registration required)
10:30 AM – Awards Ceremony
Packet Pick Up
You can pick up packets for friends and family. We HIGHLY SUGGEST picking up your packet on Friday or Saturday. There will be a lot of people running the race and we want to make sure you get your things before the gun goes off.
Friday, February 1st, 2019; 1PM – 6:00PM
Atrium Health Urgent Care – Center City
1426 E Morehead St.
Charlotte, NC 28204
Saturday, February 2nd, 2019; 11AM – 4:00PM
Run For Your Life – Midtown
901 South Kings Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28204
Race Day – Sunday, February 3rd, 2019; 8:00AM
Outside the stadium
800 S Mint St
Charlotte, NC 28202
All 4 miler participants will receive a LONG SLEEVE shirt. We will have men’s and women’s cut shirts so please size yourself with that in mind. You must register before January 20th to be guaranteed a t-shirt. 100 yard Kids’ Dash participants will receive a short sleeve shirt.
Finisher Medals for the 4 mile participants AND the 100 yard dashers
Mini-footballs for the 100 yard Kids’ dash
Custom team color bibs (must register before January 20th)
Costume Contest...let us see your team spirit!
Great giveaways from our sponsors
Every participant will receive a long sleeve soft-style performance shirt that signed up before January 20th. Shirts are ordered based on the sizes indicated during online registration.
NO SWITCHING SIZES – NO EXCEPTIONS! You may switch sizes AFTER the race at the registration tent if we have leftover shirts.
We have partnered with Run Events to time the event using Chronotrack Timing Systems. All 4 Mile participants will be timed and will receive their disposable timing tag during packet pick up. There will be no timing tags for 100 yard dashers.
Overall, Masters, 12 and under, 13-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and over.
4 Miler ONLY: Top 3 Males and Females in all divisions will receive awards. Awards gift certificates courtesy of Dick’s Sporting Goods – South Park
As results become available, runners will be able to claim their awards at the awards ceremony prior to the last participant finishing. We do NOT ship unclaimed awards.
NOTE: Sisu Events reserves the right to add/delete categories and awards prior to race based on participation.
Refunds and Transfers
Registration fees are non-refundable. Event registrations are non-transferable between individuals, events, or years.
Walkers are welcome but there is a 1 hour 15 minute time limit to cover the 4 mile course.
Dogs and Strollers
Dogs and Strollers are absolutely welcome. Please be safe and start near the back to ensure no one gets tripped up.
There will be a medical tent staffed with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Fire Department located at the finish line in case of emergency or any minor medical needs. Announcements can always be made at the DJ booth as well. Any life threatening problems should call 911. There will also be a First Aid kit located at the water stops.
Races are held, rain or shine, unless Sisu Events determines that conditions are too dangerous. This will be based on a prudent decision made on race weekend or race day by Sisu Events and local law enforcement officials. If the race is canceled due to inclement weather there will be neither refunds nor transfers since the funds for the event have been spent in preparation for the race. This position is consistent with USA Track & Field recommendations and with the protocol of sharing the risks associated with the sport of running. In the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, Sisu Events reserves the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race.
There are more than 30,000 parking spaces within a 10-15 minute walk of the stadium. Parking operators lease parking spaces on a game-by-game or seasonal basis near Bank of America Stadium.
Non-NFL Event Parking
Bank of America Stadium offers the ability to secure parking adjacent to the stadium for non-Panthers events. Lot 1, also known as the Mint Street Parking Facility, is located at the corner of Mint and Graham streets and is directly across from the stadium’s North Gate. Parking for fans with disabilities is available on a first-come, first-served basis for vehicles displaying a handicap placard. This location offers convenience and ease, offering three entrances and exits.
We are so excited to have AAA Entertainment at the Start and Finish line to energize the runners and maintain the fun!
Make sure you support your favorite NFL team for the Costume Contest to be eligible for awesome prizes!
Grab your friends or take it solo.
We will be judging for the following divisions:
Individual Costume – costume of only one person
Partner Costume – costumes with two people participating
Group Costume – 3 or more form a group
Kid’s Costume – Group, pair or individual. All must be 12 and under and running the event.
Judges will be looking for originality, authenticity, overall theme, and craftsmanship. Being “in character” is always a plus!
Rules for participants
You must run/walk in your costume the entire race to be eligible for prizes
Groups and pairs must come to the judging table together to be judged
If you are a group or a pair, you must pick a team captain and a team name. We will use this name and the team captain’s race number for judging
You must have a race number visible to be eligible for the contest and keep your race number on for winner announcements
You must have been a registered participant and run the race to be eligible for the costume contest
**We have added a 12 and under division to the costume contest. The 12 and under division is for singles, pairs or groups who are 12 or under (no differentiation among the categories, they will all be judged as one). Someone 12 or under can compete in the adult Partner or Group contest with an older person as a part of their “group” but then cannot compete in the 12 and under division. Any one older than 12 cannot compete in the Kid’s Contest.
Costume Contest Schedule
Judging will take place between 8:00AM -8:30AM at the Black Sisu Events Tent “Costume Contest/Photo Backdrop” tent located toward the finish line area.
We will announce winners during our results ceremony at 10:30.
The Big Game Run reserves the right to change awards/prizes as they see fit. Let’s have some fun!
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