CRC’s Annual Winter Classic is just around the corner and will take place at McAlpine Greenway (Monroe Road) on Saturday, January 25, at 1:00 (4K) and 3:00 pm (8K). Unlike any other race in the Charlotte area, it draws both competitive and recreational runners and creates a festival environment at one of the best XC courses in the Southeast. Choose from the 4k or 8k distances, or run both! Be sure to stick around to peruse the booths afterwards and enjoy FREE Pizza compliments of Hawthorne’s Pizza.
The Winter Classic serves as the USATF NC XC championship Event. This year we will have a separate Championship 8K race at 2:00 pm, which will feature some of the fastest runners from clubs in North Carolina. Expect to see The Charlotte Running Club, Ashville Running Collective, Bull City Track Club and several more! If you have registered for the 8K race you may be allowed to participate in either the Championship or Open 8K. There will be no Age Group awards in the Championship race; only overall awards. To be eligible for the Championship cash awards, you must have a current USATF Membership. See the race website for more details.
Proceeds from this event benefit Let Me Run and Girls on the Run, and Cross Country for Youth. You can register at: https://raceroster.com/events/2020/24322/crc-winter-classic-8k-and-4k