Avon Walk for Breast Cancer: Charlotte
Oct. 24-25, 2015
Our 2014 route is currently under development but will hold many of the same highlights and features of our 2013 event route. Last year's route was great and featured Freedom Park, Queens University, and Bank of America Stadium. The route also included Uptown, Dilworth, Southend, Myers Park and South Park, some of the best neighborhoods in Charlotte.
The route itself is clearly marked with directional signage and other markings. This is how you will navigate the route during the event — by following the signs.
There is also a route support team called "the Sweep Team," which is available to help you while you are on the road between Quick Stops and Rest Stops. Overall, the route will take you through the best of Charlotte, and is designed to be safe, fun, and interesting!
OPENING & CLOSING CEREMONY
NASCAR Hall of Fame
400 East Martin Luther King Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28202
Opening: Oct. 25, 2014 | Walker Arrival 5:30 - 6 A.M. | Ceremony Begins 6:30 A.M.
Closing: Oct. 26, 2014 | Ceremony Begins at 2:30 P.M.
We are excited to announce that we will be returning to the NASCAR Hall of Fame for our Opening and Closing Ceremony. You will want to start your engine at the home of racing legends, in the heart of Uptown Charlotte.
Family and friends staying for the Ceremony can park at the NASCAR Hall of Fame parking garage located along South Brevard or at our hotel parking, the Westin Charlotte on Stonewall Street. The parking rate for both garages is $3.00 for the first 30 minutes, and $1 for each additional 30 minutes.
Public transportation is also a great option for family, friends, and volunteers. The site is easily accessible by light rail or bus. You can find your best mode of transportation at www.ridetransit.org.
Complimentary participant shuttles will run from the Westin Charlotte to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, between 4:00 A.M. – 6:00 A.M. Saturday morning. Participant shuttles returning to the Westin Charlotte on Sunday will depart immediately after the conclusion of the Closing Ceremony. The Westin Charlotte is also a short walk to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
WELLNESS VILLAGE - PARK ROAD PARK
6220 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
Located less than a mile from the famous Southpark Mall, Park Road Park is a beautiful park complete with a serene pond! We are thrilled to have this park as our Wellness Village for the ninth year in a row!
Limited visitor parking will be available off in the Park's visitor lot and there will be a Traffic and Security Crew Team to direct friends and family.
EVENT EVE, HOTEL & BOOKING
601 South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Event Eve: October 24, 2014 from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
We have secured a room block with special Avon Walk participant rates for those who require overnight accommodations on Friday, October 24, 2014 or Saturday, October 25, 2014.
Single & double rooms are available for $156 per night, plus tax.
This is the most convenient hotel to stay at, since it is the host hotel.
Book by phone: Call 1-704-375-2600
State that you would like to book a room that is part of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Room Block.
Reservations must be made by Monday, September 29, 2014 to guarantee the special rate.
NOTE: This year's Event Eve is at the Charlotte Convention Center across the street from our host hotel. Upon entering the Convention Center from College Street, follow the signs upstairs to Room 207 to celebrate the start to your event weekend.
Charlotte Convention Center
501 South College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Here is a list of the best locations for friends and family to safely cheer you on along the route. Invite them to come and show their support for you as well as all of the other Walkers out there!
Friends & Family: Our Walkers can really use your energy and excitement throughout the weekend. Bring your Avon Walk flair, posters, music, etc. as this is your time to have fun while supporting a great cause! And please remember, to be a courteous neighbor and leave the Cheering Station as clean as you found it. Also be sure to obey all traffic and parking rules so we'll be invited back next year!
Thank you so much for walking with us this year! We look forward to seeing you out on the road!