More About Race Logistics

Packet Pickup

Early Packet Pickup - Friday, May 3rd @ 2-6pm

@ Charlotte Running Company - 10129 Perimeter Parkway, Charlotte, North Carolina 28216

Don’t wait in line on race day! Pick up your Race Packet - including race bib, t-shirt and loaded swag bag - BEFORE the event! If you can't make it to Early Packet Pickup, don't fret; you can send a friend or family member to pick up your race day necessities - as long as they come armed with a copy of your registration confirmation email. While you’re there, stock up on any race gear you may need at an extra 10% off by presenting your race bib during checkout! Check out our Early Packet Pickup Facebook page and RSVP here!

Race Day Packet Pickup - Saturday, May 4th @ 7:30am-8:30am

@ Bowman Square - 13910 Cinnabar Place, HUNTerSVILLE, NC 28078

Pick up your Race Packet on race day at the Packet Pickup tent, located next to the Info tent. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY, as there will likely be long lines of race participants picking up their Race Packet on race day. Check out our VermilliRUN 5K Facebook page and RSVP here!

Opening Ceremony

& Race Warm-Up

May 4th@ 8:30am

Join us for a warm welcome to the Vermillion community with the National Anthem performed on electric guitar by a local musician and student at the Huntersville Bach 2 Rock Music School, partake in a FREE Race Warm-Up with the fitness experts at Camp Gladiator! Guest speakers include a representative from our 2019 VermilliRUN race charity partner Hinds’ Feet Farm, a touching tribute to our race honoree Brian Bowman by VermilliRUN’s Presenting Sponsor Bowman Development Group and local government officials to kick-off the race!

5K Race

& Race Cool-Down

May 4th @9am

Each year, our race course is redesigned to offer runners, walkers, strollers and rollers a new challenge by taking a different route through the quaint yet vast Vermillion residential community in Huntersville, NC. Enjoy Vermillion’s beautifully landscaped greenspaces, scenic views of the community’s hills and valleys and marvel at the architecture of Vermillion’s 1,000+ homes while you race for our cause!

Each full-price race registrant receives a race bib, t-shirt and race packet filled with awesome swag - including a free Highland Brewery beer (21+ participants only)!

Each race participant to cross the finish line receives a custom designed race metal that doubles as a bottle-opener! Participants under 21 and their parent/guardian can chose between the custom designed bottle-opener race medal or a kids race medal.

At 9:45am, there will be a FREE Race Cool-Down Yoga Session courtesy of Tyler Plank Yoga!

Kids Fun Run

May 4th @ 10am

All children 10 and under are invited to participate in the FREE Kids Fun Run! A simple and quick sprint around Bowman Square, the Kids Fun Run is an awesome way to introduce exercise to young children in a fun and rewarding way! All participants of the Kids Fun Run (ages 10 and under) receive a finishers metal and get to pick an item from the VermilliRUN Treasure Chest - filled with TONS of awesome toys, race sponsor branded "swag" items, gift cards, discounts for local attractions and more! Local student band musicians from the Huntersville Bach 2 Rock Music School location will kick-off the Kids Fun Run and perform until the Award Ceremony begins at 10:30am.

Awards Ceremony

May 4th @ 10:30am


Top 3 finishers overall receive a deluxe prize! All participants will receive a standard race medal and get to chose a prize from the VermilliRUN Prize Trunk!


All 21+ participants receive a custom designed race medal that is also a bottle opener! Participants under 21 will chose between the custom designed race medal or a standard race medal.

Top male & top female overall win a deluxe prize!

Plus, 1 male and 1 female winner from each of the following age groups also win a prize!
- 10 and under
- 11-19
- 20-29
- 30-39
- 40-49
- 50-59
- 60+

*Those registered as Student Participants DO NOT qualify for race finisher awards.

Award recipients who do not pick up their prize by end of event at the Info Tent, please email

Race AfterParty

May 4th @ 11am

Just because the race is over doesn’t mean the fun stops! After the Award Ceremony, set out your blankets and lawn chairs on the Bowman Square greenspace and enjoy an afternoon full of FREE activities including live music by the Tim Cook Band, face painting, balloon artists, glitter tattoo artists, a giant bounce house & inflatable obstacle course, lawn games and so much more! The Kona Ice Truck will be here selling tasty frozen shaved ice treats and donating 20% of their sales to VermilliRUN’s charity partner, Hinds’ Feet Farm! There will also be a number of food vendors, adult drink vendors and merchandise vendors at which to eat, shop and pick-up FREE swag items and coupons!