Eggnog Jog to light up Charlotte

November 11, 2013 by  

Charlotte residents who love Christmas lights and casual races are in luck this November. The Eggnog Jog is an untimed 5K run. Lights are featured along the course, including a tunnel of Christmas illuminations.

A family-friendly event, strollers are welcome and children under seven are free of charge with a paid adult. Participants are encouraged to dress up in festive attire, and costumes with lights are especially welcomed. After the race, runners will be treated to a concert from Charity Case.

The Eggnog Jog has partnered with Speedway Children’s Charities, a non-profit organization. Some of the proceeds from the run will benefit children in need. Furthermore, all of the money from the concert will benefit Grin Kids – a charity that sends terminally ill and chronically disabled children, along with their families, on a trip to Disney World.

This event is a great opportunity for businesses to advertise. Companies could contact local printing companies in Charlotte to provide a banner or poster for the event. Flyers could also be distributed at the post-run concert.

Up until November 15, individuals can register for $50. From November 15 to November 22, the cost will go up to $60. Teams of four or more will receive a $5 discount. The registration fee includes a T-shirt and entry into the concert, and those who want to watch can purchase a spectator pass for $5.

The Eggnog Jog takes place at Charlotte Motor Speedway at 5555 Concord Parkway South in Concord, NC 28027. The festivities begin on Friday, November 22 at 7:30 pm.