Race Information

Find out all of the event information here.

Enjoy the convenience of online registration and ‘go green’. We encourage you to be conscious of the environment and avoid printing and mailing in your registration. There will be NO mail-in registrations.


Race Start Times:

The Running Scared 5 Miler and Monster Mile presented by SportPort, starts and finish on S. Mint Street in-between Romare Bearden Park and the Knights Stadium.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

9:00 AM – 5 Mile Start
10:15 AM – Monster Mile

Fee Schedule

5Miler Monster Mile
Race Day –
$50 $30
May 1st – August 31st $35 $20
September 1st – September 30th $40 $22.50
October 1st – October26th $45 $25

Registration Deadlines:
  Online registration closes on Thursday, October 25th at 11:59 PM. You can still register at packet pick up on Friday. There will be race day registration.

Common Questions

  • What do I get for participating?

    1. NEW THIS YEAR! High Quality shirt. We will have Unisex short sleeve shirts so please size yourself with that in mind. You must register before October 10th to be guaranteed a choice of shirt; GHOST, MONSTER, PUMPKIN, OR REGULAR.  Anyone registered AFTER October 10th will be given a REGULAR event shirt…while inventory lasts.

    2. Finisher Medals for the 5 Miler and the Monster Mile

    3. Great giveaways from our sponsors

    4. Sample beer from local breweries, kid’s activities, costume contest, etc.

    6. Great fun!

    Packet Pick Up

    Friday, October 26th, 2018; 10:00AM – 5:00PM

    Run For Your Life – Midtown
    901 South Kings Drive, #100
    Charlotte, NC 28204

    Race Day – Saturday, October 27th, 2018; 7:45AM – 8:45AM

    300 S Church St,
    Charlotte, NC 28202


    Every participant will receive a t-shirt that signed up before October 10th. Shirts are ordered based on the sizes indicated during online registration.


    We have partnered with Event Marketing Services to time this years event using Chronotrack Timing Systems. All 5 Miler participants will be timed and will receive their disposable timing tag during packet pick up.


    Overall, Masters, 12 and under, 13-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over.


    Top 3 Males and Females in all divisions will receive awards. Awards gift certificates courtesy of Dick’s Sporting Goods – South Park

    Claiming Awards

    As results become available, runners will be able to claim their awards at the awards ceremony prior to the last participant finishing. We do NOT ship unclaimed awards.

    NOTE: Sisu Events reserves the right to add/delete categories and awards prior to race based on participation.

    Refunds and Transfers

    Registration fees are non-refundable. Event registrations are non-transferable between individuals, events, or years.

    Time Limit

    There is no time limit. Walkers are welcome in the Monster Mile only.

    Medic/First Aid

    There will be a RED medical tent located at the finish line in case of emergency or any medical needs. Announcements can always be made at the DJ booth as well.

    Weather Policy

    Races are held, rain or shine, unless Sisu Events determines that conditions are too dangerous. This will be based on a prudent decision made on race weekend or race day by Sisu Events and local law enforcement officials. If the race is canceled due to inclement weather there will be neither refunds nor transfers. This position is consistent with USA Track & Field recommendations and with the protocol of sharing the risks associated with the sport of running. In the event of inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances, Sisu Events reserves the right to alter, cancel or eliminate any/all portions of the race.


    PLEASE arrive in time to park. There are many available parking lots and parking decks around Uptown Charlotte with evening parking rates (usually after 5pm). Many are within a short walking distance of BB&T Ballpark.

    Parking Map


    Misc: Carpool if possible. There is a bus stop across from the park entrance (Bus Routes)


    At the Running Scared 5 Miler and Monster Mile presented by SportPort Expo you will find exhibitors, great giveaways from our sponsors, kids activities etc. Local breweries will have beer to sample…must be 21 years of age.


    We are so excited to have AAA Entertainment at the Start and Finish line to energize the runners and maintain the fun!