May 25, 2024

One Day.
One Mile.

For Everyone.

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One-Mile-Fits All

The Meck Mile presented by Albemarle brings people together from all across Charlotte to run, walk, skip, or dance their way through Memorial Stadium. This race gives participants and spectators alike the chance to hit the streets and see the city we call home from an entirely new perspective.

Whether you're aiming to hit a new personal best, or are just looking for a unique active outing for the whole family, the Meck Mile presented by Albemarle is bringing Charlotte together to show who really runs (or walks) this city.

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A Run for Everyone

The Meck Mile presented by Albemarle is put on by the Queen City, for the Queen City. For local enthusiasts, and dedicated out-of-towners running through for a visit. All ages. All experience levels. All welcome.

Beat Your Time

Casual & Competitive Runners

Walk It Out

Non-Runners

A Family Affair

Families & Groups

Sideline Support

#1 Fans & Cheerleaders

For Run

All types of heats for all types of skillsets. Find your time to hit the road!

1:00pm (Recreational)

  • For people who want to run, jog or walk
  • Untimed, no official start times

2:00pm (Kids)

  • 5 and under Kids Dash
  • 13 and under Half-Mile race
  • Free, thanks to Albemarle, but must register to participate

3:00pm (Competitive)

  • For runners with a sub-12-minute mile
  • Compete in a heat with runners your speed

7:00pm (Elite)

  • For runners with sub-5-minute mile pace for men and sub-5:30 mile pace for women
  • Limited to 120 participants
  • Multiple heats, official start times to be assigned
  • Cash purse!

8:00pm (Pro)

  • $20,000 cash purse!
  • Standards:
    • Men’s A – 4:05
    • Men’s B – 4:15
    • Women’s A – 4:40
    • Women’s B – 4:50
  • Contact Charlotte Sports Foundation (miller@charlottesports.org) if interested in competing in this division

*subject to change

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For Fun

We're bringing joy to the streets of Charlotte with all day festivities happening before, during and after the race.

Cheer stations

Get loud with sideline supporters

arts & culture

Bring creativity to the community

music and dj's

Break in your dancing shoes

Sponsor Activations

Meet the teams that keep Meck Mile presented by Albemarle running

food vendors

From a Legion Beer Garden to the concession stands at the finish line we have options for the entire family

Kids Zone

Burn off that excess energy

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TRACE OUR HISTORY WITH TODAY'S TRADITIONS

Drafted on May 20, 1775, the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence was the first step in rejecting British rule for Charlottetown and Mecklenburg County. Inspired by the declaration of freedom and initiation of self-governance, Captain James Jack, a local tavern owner, risked his life to deliver these treasonous documents all the way from Charlotte to the Continental Congress in Philadelphia.

The Meck Mile presented by Albemarle salutes Captain Jack's arduous cross-country journey, with the quill pen in its logo to pay tribute to the fundamental role the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence played sparking revolution in the Continental Congress.

Event Partners

Thanks to our partners who sponsor the Meck Mile presented by Albemarle, who in the true spirit of the event, aim to bring our community together and keep Charlotte moving forward.