Put on your running shoes and mark your calendars for May 16 —the
second annual CaroMont Community Challenge, a 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun
walk event and festival, will take place at Stuart W. Cramer High School
in Belmont. Join doctors, nurses, neighbors, family and friends for this
exciting health and fitness event that is sure to inspire you to greater health!
Health improvement is underway in Gaston County backed by recent results
from the County Health Rankings, which ranks Gaston County 77
th out of 100 counties in health outcomes. A slight improvement from last
year, but there is still much to be done to create a more healthful community
to live, work and play for many years to come.
“Advancing the health of Gaston County takes everyone working together
and our hope is that people will want to be a part of this health transformation
and movement to raise awareness about health and wellness in our community,”
said Doug Luckett, President and CEO of CaroMont Health and a participant
in last year’s CaroMont Community Challenge.
CaroMont Community Challenge – Event Details
The Community Challenge offers a 5K run starting at 8:30 a.m. followed
by a 1-mile fun walk at 9 a.m. The family-friendly festival and entertainment
will kick off at 7:30 a.m. and last until the end of the event. Regardless
of your activity level or interest, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.
Registration for 5K and Fun Walk
Registration fees are $25 per person or $80 for a family rate (4 or more)
for the 5K if you sign up by May 14 and a flat rate of $30 per person
on event day. The one-mile fun walk is $3 per person or $5 for a family
rate (up to 7 members). Strollers are welcome, but please leave pets at home.
Race registration is available online at caromontcommunitychallenge.com
or forms can be mailed to CaroMont Community Challenge, 1700 Camden Rd.,
Suite 101, Charlotte, NC 28203.
Let Me Run 5K
Back by popular demand, the Let Me Run 5K will begin at 8 a.m. and is
specifically designed for participants in the Let Me Run Boys program.
Studies show that healthy behaviors are adopted at a young age. The boys’
program combines exercise with fun activities and lessons to help young
males learn teamwork, relationship skills and to be empowered to live
an active lifestyle.
Festival and Entertainment
From climbing the bleachers with a sack of flour strapped to your back
to learning a new fitness routine, there are more than enough activities
at this event to hold your attention. Here’s a snapshot of some
of the additional healthy activity options: hopscotch competition, circuit
training, balancing exercise and medicine ball toss. Every activity you
try earns you a ticket, which can be redeemed for a prize at the end of
This year’s stage line-up is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Fencing,
karate, martial arts, clogging and police dogs are just some of the scheduled
Want to volunteer?
Want to be included in the excitement but not interested in competing?
You still can. The event is expected to draw a large a crowd, so volunteers
are welcomed for a number of positions—registration, water stations
and more. Learn more about volunteer opportunities online at caromontcommunitychallenge.com.
Want to be a sponsor or exhibitor at the event?
Designated sponsorship opportunities are available online or by contacting
To learn more about the CaroMont Community Challenge, please visit
caromontcommunitychallenge.com or the event Facebook page,