Ready, Set, Golympus!

You're not a serious marathoner until you run the Brolympus 5k Marathon on September 2, 2017! Other marathons promise you pain and suffering. Brolympus gives you that and more, with "inspirational" memes throughout the course to keep you running all five kilometers...however far that is. Metric is so confusing!

Are you tired of getting asked, "How long is your marathon?" With the Brolympus 5k Marathon you'll never have to answer that question; the answer is in the name of the race! What are you waiting for? Sign up now!

>>> CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!!

The race is limited to 500 runners, so be sure to sign up right away! All registered runners will get an awesome technical T-shirt, and all finishers will earn the world's best finisher medal, including a COMPLETE copy of the Revised and Expanded edition of the highly-acclaimed Brolympus' Guide to Running Marathons. (The Revised Edition won't be available to the public until after the race!) How do you register? Click right here!

The Course

The race starts and finishes in downtown Birkdale Village, in Huntersville, North Carolina. Finish next to Birkdale's famous fountain, right in the heart of the village! The course is flat and fast, so don't be surprised if you notch a huge PR! There are also two ponds along the route, as well as an overpass that's perfect for a water-balloon drop, so don't be surprised if you get a little wet. A tentative course map is below.

Timing

This is a real race, with a chip-timed start and finish by Queen City Timing. If you are smart enough to pin your bib to the front of your shirt, your time will be recorded for posterity on the Queen City Timing Website. As we said before, start carbo loading now!

The Brolympics

While kids of all ages can run the Brolympus 5K Marathon, kids 12 and under can also test their skill and fitness in a competition personally designed by Brolympus just for them: The Brolympics! This isn't your ordinary fun run, it's a 5-event challenge with something for everyone, with t-shirts and medals for everyone tough enough to finish! Sign up now; limited to 100 competitors! Click here to register!

Finish line fun!

Food! Beverages! Beer! Our official Beer Sponsor, D9 Brewing, will be serving up a free brew to every adult finisher, and there will be Harris Teeter bananas and bagels for all. Niagara Bottling will provide water both on-course and at the finish!

Aid Stations

There will be aid stations on the course. More importantly, there will be aid stations with DONUTS on the course!

Let Me Run / Girls On The Run

All profits from the event will go to support Let Me Run and Girls On The Run, two great organizations that get kids running and feeling awesome about themselves.

Race Day Schedule

Saturday, September 2, 2017
7 a.m. Registration and Packet Pick Up
8 a.m. Race Start
8:10 a.m. Brolympics Start (event is ongoing; no need for everyone to start at once)
9:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony

Location

Birkdale Village
Huntersville, NC

Directions

From I-77 take exit 25 and head west. The entrance to Birkdale is a half-mile away on Lindholm Drive on your right. Overflow parking is in the Newell Rubbermaid lot on Northcross Drive; volunteers will direct you to parking.

Entry Fees

Brolympus 5k Marathon: $30
Brolympics: $10
Click here to sign up!

Awards

You bet we have awards! Lots of 'em! And if you're tired of the same old 5-year age groups, you're in luck. Brolympus has declared that 4 is the new 5! Get in on the start of an exciting new trend in age groups!

Top 3 male and female
Top 3 in age group: 12 and under, 13-16, 17-20, 21-24, 25-28, 29-32, 33-36, 37-40, 41-44, 45-48, 49-52, 53-56, 57-60, 61 and up.
Top 3 Clydesdale and Athena
Best Brolympus costume worn by a finisher
Dead Flat Last
First DNF

Training for the race

5 is a lot of Ks, so you'll need to train extra hard for this marathon! Join our Facebook Group to share training tips with other runners looking to take this one at FACE PACE!

Click Here to Join the Brolympus 5K Marathon Facebook Group

About Brolympus

Brolympus is a non-runner who loves to give running advice. Brolympus has run 3 marathons: Two 5k marathons and an undie run marathon.

Brolympus' Awards:
Fifth in Super Clydesdale division, Davidson Undie Run (Unofficial - stupid race didn't have a Super Clydesdale Division)
"Most likely to suffer Congestive Heart Failure," Davidson High School, 1985

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