Coming October 18th, 2014
This fall, Chosen will bring a 10 mile race to the Charlotte Motor Speedway in remembrance of those we lost 10 years ago in a plane accident near Martinsville, Virginia. Chosen celebrates their legacy that lives on through the gift of adoption. Join us for this special event as we honor them by raising funds and awareness for adoptive families and orphans around the world. Register now & race for someone else’s victory!
WHERE DO I GO TO FIND ACCOMMODATIONS?
Charlotte – October 17-19, 2014
Courtyard Charlotte Concord at a rate of $99 single/double
Embassy Suites Charlotte/Concord Golf Resort & Spa at a rate of $139 single/double
Residence Inn Charlotte Concord at a rate of $104 single/double
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT?
You must be 12 to participate in the 10 miler. Minors will need a parent’s consent to register.
CAN I SEND IN MY REGISTRATION INSTEAD OF REGISTERING ONLINE?
Because we’re a non-profit & working on a voluntary basis to put this race together, we simply don’t have the administrative capacity to receive registrations multiple ways, and therefore are only offering registration through Athlete Guild. None of us likes extra fees, but Athlete Guild provides a very beneficial service to help organize the race & supplies many helpful reports to operate smoothly, in addition to paying merchant account fees to Maser Card/Visa. It is a valuable service. We appreciate your understanding.
I REGISTERED BUT CAN'T RUN NOW. CAN I GET A REFUND?
Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable due to administrative constraints and liability, respectively.
WHERE & WHEN IS PACKET PICK UP?
Packet pick-up is on October 16, 2014 from 07:00am – 9:00pm at Hendrick Motorsports 4523 Papa Joe Hendrick Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28027. THERE WILL BE NO RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP! You do have an option to have your packet mailed to you when you register.
CAN I PICK UP SOMEONE ELSE'S PACKET?
Yes, but you must have a copy of their confirmation. No exceptions.
HOW EARLY SHOULD I GET THERE ON RACE DAY?
It is recommended that you arrive an hour early to park, check in a bag, coffee/pit stop, warm up, stretch, etc. Better early than late.
WILL THERE BE A RACE BAG CHECK IN?
Yes! Runners MUST use their clear packet from packet pickup to check their bag.
WHAT IS THE COURSE TIME LIMIT?
The course time limit is 2.5 hours.
WHAT IS THE WEATHER TYPICALLY LIKE ON RACE DAY?
Charlotte, North Carolina is usually pleasant and averages in the mid 70’s.
Rain or shine, we will be running!
WHAT ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE COURSE?
There are a number of items that are not allowed on the course. Here is a partial list of what is NOT allowed on the course: runners going backward, runners not wearing a bib, animals, bicycles, baby joggers, strollers, roller skates or rollerblades, hand-crank chairs and any wheeled vehicles other than wheelchairs. In accordance with USATF guidelines, wheelchair athletes must wear helmets.
IS THIS CHOSEN RACE A BOSTON QUALIFIER?
No, the race is not a Boston Qualifier.
IS GUN OR TAG TIME (CHIP TIME) USED TO DETERMINE WINNERS?
This race is chip timed.
WHERE ARE THE WATER STATIONS, AID STATIONS, AND PORT-A-POTTYS?
Water stations bathroom facilities or port-a-pottys will be placed throughout the course every two miles all beginning at mile 2. These locations are subject to change. Throughout the race we encourage and advise runners to stay hydrated to prevent both dehydration and hyponatremia.
HOW DO I FORM A TEAM TO BENEFIT MY ADOPTION?
You can form a team by going to the Form a Team section on the Chosen Marathon website. Our Chosen Charlotte Family and Teams coordinator will send you a welcome email once you have registered your team and provide you with great support all the way through race day!
HOW DO I JOIN A TEAM?
You can select a team to join when you register for a race. Select the team name form the drop down box when registering.
IF I REGISTER AS AN INDIVIDUAL, CAN I LATER TRANSFER MY REGISTRATION TO A TEAM?
Yes, you can register for a team at a later date. You must email a detailed request to email@example.com to transfer the registration. You can only request a transfer for yourself, not anyone else.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT IF A RUNNER HAS FINISHED?
There will be a course timer’s table located at the finish line.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT IF SOMEONE HAS DROPPED OUT OF THE RACE OR IS IN THE MEDICAL AREA?
Visit the medical station or find a medical attendant and give the runner’s name. They will assist you. If you are listed as the runner’s emergency contact person, you will receive a call from the medical unit.
WHAT ARE THE BEST PLACES TO WATCH THE RACE?
All along the course. Spectator sections will be roped off.
WILL ALL RUNNERS RECEIVE A PRIZE FOR PARTICIPATING?
Yes! All runners will receive a shirt for participating and a medal for finishing. Our shirts uniquely come from a company who is tied to our mission of rescuing children out of darkness.
WILL THERE BE AN AWARDS CEREMONY?
Yes, at the pavilion next to the finish line.
WHAT ARE THE AGE GROUPS FOR AWARDS?
Awards are given to the Top Overall Male/Female and Top Overall Masters (40+) Male/Female.
Male/Female Age group awards for the events are 12-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
WHEN WILL RESULTS & PHOTOS BE POSTED?
Results will be posted on race day & photos will be available within 48 – 72 hours.
WILL I BE ABLE TO PURCHASE MERCHANDISE ON RACE DAY?
Yes, Chosen merchandise will be sold on race day.
CAN I DONATE MONIES IF I AM NOT RUNNING IN THE RACE?
Yes, go to the Donate section on the Chosen Marathon website.