17th Annual Run! Ballantyne 8K, 5K & Fun Run

Hit the pavement in support of the YMCA Annual Campaign at Run! Ballantyne on December 11.

Participate in Run! Ballantyne, presented by Northwood Office, to give local children the opportunity to play, learn and grow. Your registration supports enriching YMCA programs like preschool, after-school, summer camp and sports leagues. The 17th annual race offers multiple routes within Ballantyne — perfect for runners and walkers of all levels and ages.

Run! Ballantyne Schedule:

  • 6 a.m. – 9 a.m. | Registration & Packet Pick-Up
  • 7:15 a.m. | Opening Ceremony
  • 7:30 a.m. | 8K & 5K Races
  • 9:15 a.m. | Fun Run Race

Enter the Run! Ballantyne Team Challenge, a friendly competition amongst Charlotte area businesses, community groups and schools. Runners, walkers and volunteers earn participation points toward their teams. The team with the most points earns an award and bragging rights as the Run! Ballantyne team most committed to healthy living and social responsibility.

8K and 5K finishers will receive a custom die-cast finisher medal. Enjoy a post-race party with a DJ, bubbles, food trucks, awards, door prizes and more!

Train toward the 5K with the YMCA’s Couch to 5K Run Group! The eight-week program will hold you accountable to fulfill your 5K journey with running tips, Facebook LIVE Q&As and stretches led by a coach.

After the race, head to Ballantyne’s Backyard for holiday shopping, local bites and brews, live music and more at Markets at 11!


Published on October 29, 2021. Updated on November 8, 2021.

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