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North Carolina > River Bound Race Series Half Marathon & 5K
Charlotte, NC  •  Saturday, July 19, 2014  •  Course Map

The final trail running event of the year in a race series sponsored by the North Carolina Outward Bound School and the U.S. National Whitewater Center, the River Bound Race Series Half Marathon & 5K completes the 4th annual running in mid-July 2014 of this four-race series, which features 5K, 8K, 10K, 15K and half marathon races from May through July.

While the other races in the series are run in Reedy Creek Park and Fisher Farm Park, the half marathon takes runners on an out-and-back route through the forested trails inside the Anne Springs Close Greenway, in nearby Fort Mill, S.C.

The race series is designed to test runners' fitness levels as they train and develop throughout the year, with progressively more challenging races at each event -- the opening race in March features a 5K and 8K run, followed by a 10K and 5K in May, and a 5K and 15K run in July. About 130 runners crossed the finish line in the half marathon alone at the race's second annual running in 2011, and organizers say they expect as many as 1,800 runners to compete in all four races combined in 2013.

The starting time for the half marathon and 5K race is 8:00 AM, and runners who haven't signed up may register on the day of the race, starting at 6:45 AM.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in the Piedmont region of central southern North Carolina, just miles from the border with South Carolina, Charlotte typically sees July temperatures that average between 71°F and 90°F, while rainfall totals average just under 3.8 inches for the month.

Day of race

Avg. High: 91°F
Avg. Low: 71°F

Course Map

See the race route map for the River Bound Race Series Half Marathon

Starting Time

8:00 AM


$45 for the half marathon, for pre-registered runners
$50 during the week before the race
$55 on the day of the race


To reserve your spot in the early fall 2014 running of Charlotte's River Bound Race Series Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at RacesOnline.com.

Official Race Website


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