Charlotte Checkers Community News

The second annual Charlotte Checkers 5K Run & Walk, presented by Bud Light, will take place the morning of Saturday, Nov. 23. The race, benefiting the Charlotte Checkers Charitable Foundation, will begin and end at the Carolina Ale House, which is also the site of the official post-race party presented by Bud Light.

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The early-bird cost for registration is $25 and includes a ticket to that night’s Checkers game (7 p.m. vs. Rockford) and a Checkers 5K t-shirt. Participants will also have the opportunity to purchase up to four additional tickets to that night’s Checkers game for just $12 each.

Bud LightThere will be snacks, drinks and music as well as a free Fun Run for kids, presented by Family Talk. Additionally, Chubby and the CheckMates will be on hand to cheer participants on. Each child who participates in the Fun Run will receive a special Checkers item. Click the register here button or click here to register for the Checkers Charity 5K.
  • DATE/TIME: Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7:45 a.m.
  • LOCATION: Carolina Ale House (view map)
  • REGISTRATION: Early bird - $25 through Nov. 9 / $30 after Nov. 9 / $35 day of race
  • INCLUDED: Registration includes ticket to Nov. 23 game & race t-shirt - Up to four additional tickets for the Checkers game are available for just $12/each
  • KIDS FUN RUN: Parents encouraged to sign kids up for the Fun Run, presented by Family Talk.
  • VOLUNTEER: Click the “register here” button above or click here to volunteer for the Checkers Charity 5K.


The Checkers will be hosting a donation drive benefiting Running Works on race day. Bring any new/used shoes, shorts, t-shirts or new socks to be donated. RunningWorks is a non-profit running program founded to encourage the homeless community to rediscover the power of teamwork, discipline, confidence and respect for each other, one stride at a time.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s race!