Rocktoberfest race and costume contest this Saturday
by Staff Writer
Formerly the Dowd YMCA Half Marathon and 5K, the Rocktoberfest Half Marathon starts at 7:40 a.m. and the 5K at 8 a.m. at the Dowd YMCA at 400 E. Morehead Street in Charlotte.
Visitors and runners are encouraged to dress as their favorite rocker to the 10:15 a.m. half-marathon awards ceremony for a chance to win prizes. One award will be given to the best-dressed runner rocker and one award will be given to the best-dressed runner groupie. Each winner will win a pair of tickets to NC Music Factory’s Music Monsters & Mayhem.
Registration for the Rocktoberfest Half marathon costs $45 by Friday, Oct. 21 and $55 on race day. Entry fees for the Rocktoberfest 5K cost $25 by Friday, Oct. 21 and $35 on race day. For more information, or to register go to www.RunForYourLife.com/race/rocktoberfest.