All those years of posting to races #SadClownStyle where nobody knows your name is long over. If you do not already know, ThunderRoad is the premier running event in Charlotte, it’s expected to have 8,000 plus runners on 11/16, and it happens all through the heart of the Queen City. The band of brothers that is F3 is looking to hit this event hard individually and as a unit. Look at this like the grand finale of CSAUP for the year.
Last year, 37+ PAX took on the half or the full and it was a big deal, might have been the most exciting race last year for me. The post CSAUP #CJEmailString after that event was EPIC, in fact the whole event was an eye opener showing the power of this brotherhood. The actual race itself is filled with friends, F3 PAX, and family lining the streets of the queen city rooting YOU on to the finish line. Music blaring, motivational signs, knifing through the city at the end of Fall, you want to go into Thanksgiving having blasted any PR goals with this race under your belt.
If you’re IN, keep reading…
This is the first year ThunderRoad has implemented a team format. Simply means there are overall team competition metrics floating out there for the taking. I have been snooping around the running community and there is stiff competition, but I think we will make a name for ourselves. Also, team running workshops and Run for Your Life discounts are all part of the deal. The whole nine, just gotta step up.
We are initially breaking down registration into 3 Teams: Metro (Uncle as Q), Area 51 (49er as Q), and NoCo (DriveThru Q).
NOTE****PAX from other regions that are going to run, you need 5+ and a Q if you’d like to make your own team and I can get it setup for you. If not, sign up under one of the three teams above and let’s do this. M’s and future F3ers are welcome to use the promo code below and sign up under the appropriate teams. Contact me with registration questions.*****
Which race are you gonna do?
I am getting the freakin Full done some how some way, although I’m not recommending this course of action for all especially if you are not vested to train. Fishwrap, Stinger, and Drive Thru among others are also taking this red pill with me. I am also betting that the former high school athlete will ‘show up’ for redemption.
Sign up for the 5K at minimum #DontDoThat, push yourself to at least crush the half-marathon. As far as the full, it’s all there for the taking: the trainings, the knowledge from others who know more than you, the clean lean eating program, and enough time to push it to that next level. The red pill is waiting for you, find a reason. If you want it, then take it.
What: Charlotte ThunderRoad Marathon/Half/5K
When: Race starts 7:45 a.m., November 16, 2013
Start/Finish: Jungle (Uptown)
Dress: F3 Locked Shields Racing Shirt BAB recommended.
- Promo codes: Full Marathon use ‘F3 Full’, Half-Marathon use ‘F3 Half’, 5K – No Code.
- Register for Race here under on one of the F3 Teams: F3Nation – Metro, F3Nation – NoCo, F3Nation – Area51
- Let us know your IN/PAID in the comments and fill out the form at the bottom of post.
- Run. EH Family and Friends. Run.
F3 Metro Trainings: The writing is on the wall, any weaselshakers out there that want to help develop a more detailed plan with tempo runs, etc. – jump in, please. Options are plentiful in Metro, I will piggyback off the Chicago Marathon training.
- Ritchie Run (long and slow)
- SIB (Bratwurst is a scientist)
- RingRun (L10’s Rat Race on Tuesdays)
- 6Rock: Hilly six miles on Monday morning in C-Rock
- [email protected]: Friday’s Gold Man Statue
- Sweet Six: Thursday morning, I think they do the route backwards now. Who knows?
- Ben and Jerry’s Cuda Run Thursday’s.
F3 North Trainings – see @DriveThru
F3 South Training – see @49er
Triple Layer Cake of CSAUP – Should you complete this life-changing combo, surely you will receive a badass patch.
- 11/2 – Tough Mudder
- 11/9 – Spartan Beast
- 11/16 – ThunderRoad Full
rev that engine UP, brother. aye.