Charlotte Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Saturday, November 13, 2021 • Charlotte, NC • Course Map

runsignup-newNote: A virtual option is available for this event, to be run anytime from October 30 to November 13. Registration details are included below.

In keeping with the Charlotte area’s NASCAR roots, the Novant Charlotte Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K offer the chance to run through one of the Southeast’s greenest, most scenic cities, on a race that starts with a green stock car racing flag and ends with a waving checkered flag. Formerly known as the Thunder Road Marathon & Half Marathon, the event was renamed the Charlotte Marathon & Half Marathon in 2017 to reflect the love of the city.

The course for the half is a point-to-point course in which the starting and finish lines are actually not far from one another, and which takes runners through the city streets of Charlotte past sights such as historic Myers Park and Bank of America Stadium, the home of the National Football League’s Carolina Panthers.

Past participants describe the Charlotte Half Marathon 13.1-mile course as “rolling” and “hilly,” with a few moderate climbs in elevation as well as plenty of downhill stretches, with a flat finish.

The course starts half-marathon runners off at the same starting line and time as the full marathoners, with the finish at Charlotte’s Caldwell Street, between Lexington and East Morehead Streets.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in central southern North Carolina, about 92 miles north of Columbia, S.C., and roughly 215 miles northeast of Atlanta, Charlotte typically sees November temperatures that average between 42°F and 63°F, while rainfall totals average just under 3.4 inches for the month.

On the day of the race (Nov. 13), the average low is 39°F and the average high is 62°F.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Charlotte Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

7:30 AM


  • $85 – $120 for the half marathon
  • $105 – $140 for the full marathon
  • $30 – $45 for the 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2021 running of the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon, Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at here.


Official Race Website


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