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Skyline Run 2008

Posted on 10 Apr 2008 by Emily Hinton

In most cities, people enjoy their downtowns by walking through them. But since the primary way (besides the new really awesome lightrail) to get around in Charlotte is by speeding by inside a glass and steel box, we don’t take time to really experience the things our downtown has to offer. Personally, I love going downtown, but really the only time I go is in the evening. And I have to drive there.

There is an upcoming opportunity for any Charlottean to experience our Center City outside the confines of a car:

Date: April 26
Time: 8 am

Skyline Run Charlotte is a 5k mini-marathon that starts and ends in the heart of the city. Sponsored by Central Piedmont Community College, all of the proceeds go toward scholarships and other educational programs for the school. At 8 am on April 26, the course will start on CPCC’s campus and continue through the Elizabeth neighborhood. This area has a remarkable view of downtown, and the trees and flowers will be beautiful this time of year.

As a side note, I will NOT be running, so anyone else who feels that running five kilometers would require an oxygen tank and a new pair of legs can join me in the back of the pack. I plan to walk and take in our beautiful skyline.


  1. christian.ryan 10 Apr 2008 at 3:25 PM

    …strange name for a 5k that doesn’t even go into the 277 loop. Not really a “center city” run, but you might see a few peaks of the bank towers from behind the trees of Elizabeth neighborhood.

  2. ben 10 Apr 2008 at 4:35 PM

    At first, I thought it was a run through the skywalks/Overstreet Mall. Now *that* would be cool!
    Better yet, a ride:

  3. emily hinton 10 Apr 2008 at 4:39 PM

    I also thought the name was a little odd when I first looked at the route map. Nonetheless, I think it will be a fun event.

  4. Ryan 10 Apr 2008 at 8:08 PM

    You kids have fun…It’s usually a good time to run around Charlotte. Beware of the hills, they’ll getcha! Let me know how it goes!

  5. Matthew Tyndall 10 Apr 2008 at 11:12 PM

    I think we need to start a CLT Blog team. Who is down?

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    Justin Ruckman 10 Apr 2008 at 11:21 PM

    Dude you know I am.

  7. emily hinton 11 Apr 2008 at 1:06 PM

    I’m down!

  8. Deanna 11 Apr 2008 at 2:26 PM

    I’m down as well guys.