The Thin Blue Line Run
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police and Fire Training Academy 
9 am Saturday November 18, 2017



Q: Where is the race located?
A: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police and Fire Training Academy, 1770 Shopton Road, Charlotte, NC

Q: What time does the race start?
A: 0900hrs (military time) or 9:00 am

Q: What is the course like?
A: The 5K course will be both paved and trail with some inclines and declines. It is entirely on the grounds of the Police and Fire Training Academy and is completely closed to traffic.

Q: Is the course certified?
A: No, but measured with GPS.

Q: Is there a shorter "Fun Run"?
A: There is a 1 mile Fun Run for the kids. It's free - it doesn't include a t-shirt but you can buy one for only $10!

Q: Can I walk this 5K or do I have to run?
A: : Either, we encourage both walking and running to show support towards the Charlotte's Finest Legacy Foundation.

Q: I see there is a RUCK DIVISION this year - what is that all about?
A: Ruck Division. Rucking is a walking/running event with a weighted backpack. Weight of the backpack is dependent upon your body weight. Thin Blue Line Staff will ensure you have the proper weight in your backpack, BUT the staff will not be providing backpacks or weights. The participants must bring their own backpacks and weights. Click here for weight specifications

Q: Is there a cut-off time?
A: No

Q: Is there a race cap - a limit on the number of runners?
A: No

Q: Can I get a refund if I enter and then can't run?
A: No, sorry

Q: Where do I pick up my race packet? Can I pick it up ahead of time?
A:Packet Pickup is the morning of the race at the race venue.

Saturday Nov 18(Race Day) from 0730-0830 (730-830a)
CMPD Police and Fire Training Academy
1770 Shopton Road
Charlotte NC 28217

Q: Will the event be chip timed?
Yes, the event is being timed .

Q: Will there be finisher's medals?
A: There will be a finisher’s custom made….. (guess you have to race to find out)

Q: Will there be Age Group awards?
A: No, sorry. Remember it is a fund raising event.

Q: Do you allow MP3 players with earphones in the race?
A: No, you will be able to hear our words of encouragement as you run/walk.

Q: How many aid stations will there be on the race course? Where will they be located?
A: Water stations only at each mile (1, 2 and finish line)

Q: Will there be food after the race?
A: Yes - but sorry, no doughnuts.

Q: What happens if it rains?
A: We run!

Q: What happens if there is lightning?
A: Race day decision, but safety of our citizens is always are main concern.

Sat November 18, 2017
The Thin Blue Line Run