Organized by the YMCA of Greater Charlotte and sponsored by the North
Carolina-based American Community Bank, the Dowd Y Run Half Marathon
& 5K takes runners on an out-and-back course through the
streets of the state's largest city, known for its abundant trees even
throughout its hilly downtown areas.
Held each fall as a fundraiser for the YMCA's community outreach
programs -- which include job training, summer camps for children and
mentorship programs for local teens -- the race drew more than 1,000
runners for its fall 2008 running, with an estimated 700 runners in the
half marathon and more than 300 runners in the 5K, which takes
participants on an out-and-back route through Charlotte's historic
Dilworth neighborhood and commercial district, nestled in the southern
central portion of the city.
Weather & Climate
Located near the state's southern border with South Carolina, at about
the midpoint of North Carolina, the city of Charlotte typically
experiences cool to mild weather conditions in the mid-fall season, and
relatively even precipitation throughout the season (and most of the
year). In October, the city's average monthly temperatures range
between 73°F and 51°F, while precipitation amounts
average just over 3.6 inches for the month.
To reserve your spot in the fall 2011 running of Charlotte's Dowd Y Run
Half Marathon & 5K, register online at the event website
Half Marathon Course Map
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