Event Details: 8K Run/Walk


  • Race: 8k Run/Walk (4.97 Miles)
  • Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013
  • Location: Center City Park, Downtown Greensboro, NC
  • Address: 200 N Elm St  Greensboro, NC 27401
  • Time: 8:20 am

Race Description

Only in the Gate City will you experience Southern Hospitality at its finest! Come run in Greensboro, NC at the BB&T Gate City Half Marathon and 8K on Saturday, April 6, 2013, and enjoy a course that starts and ends on historic North Elm Street in downtown Greensboro. Center City Park serves as the start and finish line host arena where runners will enjoy a lively post-race feast with live entertainment, a feast hosted by Carrabba’s, massage tents and beer garden only steps away!

Participant Bibs:

Every competitor shall be provided with number bibs, which must be worn conspicuously on the FRONT when competing. The number bibs are to be worn as issued, cutting or folding numbers is not permitted. No athlete shall be permitted to participate in any competition without the appropriate number bib. Half marathon runners will wear BLUE bibs; 8K runners will wear GREEN bibs.

Runners are responsible for checking their bib for accuracy. Runners may not switch races without authorization and without obtaining the appropriate bib. Runners may not switch numbers with any other runner or use any bib other than the bib assigned to him/her.


Once a number has been assigned to a competitor, no other competitor may use it.

Timing Verification:

Participants are responsible for making sure the timing device is worn correctly and is working properly prior to the race.

Course Marking:

The half marathon and 8K will be adequately marked at strategic points to keep competitors on course. Orange chalk marking will be available at all mile markers, course signage, and course monitors to assist runners.

Course Monitoring:

Turns and major intersections on the course will be monitored by Intersection Volunteers. A lead vehicle will be provided for each race.

Shortening the Course:

Any competitor who has been found by the Race Committee to have gained an unfair advantage by intentionally shortening the route of the race shall be immediately disqualified from the race.

Medical Assistance:

Two medical tents are located on the course. They are combined with the Water Stations located at miles:
Mile 4.15 Mile 10 ½
Medical assistance is also offered at the Finish Line.

Water Stations:

5 Water Stations are located along the half marathon course. Every station will have Primo Water and Lemon Lime Gatorade. There are 2 stations along the 8K course.

Course Closing:

The course closes three and a half hours from the start time of the race.

Gear Check/Gear Retrieval:

Gear Check will be available at Center City Park at the Pavilion at the start of the race. You will receive a white Tyvek bag in which to place your belongings. Please do not check any valuable items. Write your bib number on the envelope. Your race bib number will be used to verify your bag when you pick it up at Gear Retrieval at the end of the race.


For the safety of yourself and the other participants, strollers, baby carriers, baby backpacks, inline skates, motorized scooters, bicycles, skateboards, and animals of any kind are prohibited from the course. If you are seen in violation of one of these you will be removed from the course and transported to the finish line area.

Race Photos:

PBC Sports Photography will provide official race photos. All photos will be posted approx. one week after the event.

Post Race Food & Entertainment:

Every runner is provided one free beer compliments of Natty Greene Brewery. Live entertainment will be provided by the band Rodeo AM. They will be performing at the stage on Davie Street.

Communication On the Course

In the event of an emergency, the Race Management Team will communicate with runners on the course via a colored flag system which is located at each of the 5 water stations. Please review the meaning and status of each flag prior to the race:
GREEN – Conditions are normal YELLOW – Heat index is rising; slow down; drink
plenty of fluids
RED – Dangerous weather or other potential BLACK – Race is canceled due to extreme weather or
the safety hazard; timing of race has been an emergency; staff, volunteers, runners need to
canceled; stand by for further instructions seek shelter immediately



In the Center of The Gate City (aka Greensboro, NC) is a jewel of a downtown park, Center City Park. This backdrop is the perfect venue to host runners from all over the country. The races begin and end on Elm Street right in the heart of downtown. The course is rolling terrain through some of Greensboro’s most historic neighborhoods.

April in North Carolina is usually perfect for running. Average April Temperatures: Low 45° / High 73°. But be warned heat can be an issue. Temps could be in the 80s

 Aid Stations

  • Start – Water, sports drink
  • 2.25 Miles – Water, sports drink (Porta John)
  • 4 Miles – Water, sports drink (lemon/lime Gatorade)
  • Finish Line – Food and drinks galore

Entry Fee

  • 8k Run/Walk: $30 Until 03/06/13
  • 8k Run/Walk: $40 Until 04/03/13
  • 8k Run/Walk: $45 Until 04/06/13

Packet Pickup

  • Friday, April 5th
    12 Noon – 10:00 pm
    Sheraton Greensboro
    3121 High Point Road at I-40
    Greensboro, NC 27407
    Phone: (336) 292-9161
  • Saturday, April 6th
    6:00 am – 7:30 am
    Center City Park Pavilion
    200 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC


  • 5:45 AM – Park Opens
  • 6:30 AM – Late Packet Pickup Opens
  • 7:30 AM – Late Packet Pickup Closes
  • 8:00 AM – Race Start Half Marathon
  • 8:20 AM – Race Start 8k
  • 10:00 AM – Award Ceremony 8k
  • 11:30 am – Award Ceremony Half Marathon

This race will serve as the USA Track and Field North Carolina State Championship. Please note the prize money below is for the USATF NC 8k Championship.  You MUST be a current member of NC USATF to be eligible for the 8k prize money.

  • 8k Run/Walk Men’s/Women’s Open
    Men’s/Women’s Open
    1st Place $1000
    2nd Place $500
    3rd Place $300
    4th Place $150
    5th Place $100
  • 8k Run/Walk Men’s/Women’s Masters
    1st Place $300
    2nd Place $100
    3rd Place $50

 Age Group Awards

Awards will be presented to the following categories:

  • Age Groups: Under-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

Race Director reserves the right to combine age groups.

Chip Timing

This race will be chip timed with disposable bib-chips, We ask all athletes to wear their race number on the front and visible.

This race will serve as the USA Track and Field North Carolina State Championship. Please note the 8k prize money is for the USATF NC 8k Championship.  You MUST be a current member of NC USATF to be eligible for the 8k prize money.


Cancellation Policy

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