The Seventh Annual Big South 5K Road Race will start and finish in Blakeney Shopping Center located at the corner of Rea Road and Ardrey Kell Road. The first half of the scenic and shady loop course will consist of rolling hills while the second half is primarily downhill and flat. (Downhill finish. One of the fastest 5K courses in the South!) The race course is USAT&F certified and one water stop will be provided. Participants will be treated to food, beverages, music and giveaways at the conclusion of the race.
Baby Joggers are permitted. Participants with baby joggers will be encouraged to start at the end of the pack of runners unless competing for award placement

Turn by Turn Directions

  • Starting in the Blakeney Shopping Center in front of Talbots.
  • Exit out of Shopping Center.
  • Right on Blakeney Heath Rd.
  • Left on Fieldcroft Dr.
  • Right on Autumn Applause Dr.
  • Right on Blakeney Dr.
  • Left on Blakeney Heath Rd.
  • Right on Park Farm Ln.
  • Right on Rea Rd.
  • Right into the Blakeney Shopping Center (before gas station).
The Big South 5K is a USATF Certified event #NC10084PH


Blakeney Shopping Center
9856 Rea Rd
Charlotte, NC 28277

FROM I-485

Take Exit #59 onto Read Road South.
Travel approximately 2.3 miles and Blakeney Shopping Center will be on the right.There are multiple entrances into the shopping center. Signage and police officers will help direct you to the appropriate parking area for the race.The start/finish area will be located neat the fountains/park on the Ardrey Kell Rd. side of the shopping center.

Traveling from out of town?

Be sure to stay at one of the official host hotel properties of the Big South 5K Road Race and ask for the special Big South 5K rate.

SpringHill Suites Ballantyne (Marriott)
12325 Johnston Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28277

Residence Inn Piper Glenn (Marriott)
5115 Piper Station Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28277

2019 Middle School Athletics
Goal: $1,000