2023 Charlotte 5km: Training plans, distance, date, location, and more

Find out all you need to know about the Charlotte 5km – including how to choose the best training plan to get race-ready and set a new personal best.

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About the event

The Charlotte Marathon, taking place on November 4, 2023, isn't just about the long haul; it also features a 5km race that appeals to runners of all ages and skill levels. With a moderate difficulty setting, the 5km course offers a blend of urban and natural landscapes in the heart of Charlotte, North Carolina. This shorter distance provides an excellent opportunity for beginners to experience a well-organized race setting, while also offering a fast-paced challenge for more experienced runners. With its inclusive environment and community vibe, the 5km race at the Charlotte Marathon has become a favored event for families, fitness enthusiasts, and competitive runners alike.

Date: 

Sat
Nov 4
2023

Location: 

Charlotte, United States

Distance

5km / 3.1mi

Elevation profile: 

Moderate

Website: 

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Elevation gain: 

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Number of participants: 

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How to train for Charlotte 5km: Charlotte 5km training plans for every runner

To train for Charlotte 5km, you’ll need a personalized training plan and to build up your weekly mileage progressively.

Runna offers running training plans for every runner and goal out there.

With Runna, your running coaching app, you get a personalized 5km training plan that:

  • Structures your week and sets out all sessions for you
  • Automatically adjusts your mileage and types of runs to help you perform at your best
  • Incorporates deloads and strength training
  • Helps you manage your recovery and nutrition

Having a plan will also help with accountability, meaning that you can focus purely on improving your running game.

Check out our personalized 5km training plans to find the one that best suits your goals.

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