Avon Walk for Breast Cancer: Charlotte
Oct. 26-27, 2013
Our 2013 route is currently under development but will hold many of the same highlights and features of our 2012 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. 26, 2013 | Walker Arrival 5:30 - 6 A.M. | Ceremony Begins 6:30 A.M.
Closing: Oct. 27, 2013 | Ceremony Begins at 2:30 P.M.
We are excited to announce that the NASCAR Hall of Fame is the new home 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 eight 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, North Carolina 28202
Event Eve: Oct. 25, 2013 | 4 PM - 8 PM
For walkers who require overnight accommodations on Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, or Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, we have secured a room block with special Avon Walk participant rates. The rate for Friday or Saturday night is $156 + tax per night for a single or double. You must indicate that you are part of the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in order to secure that rate. This is the most convenient hotel to stay at, since it is the Event Eve host hotel.
Book by phone: Call 1-866-837-4148
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 September 30, 2013, by 5:00PM EST to guarantee the special rate.
Parking is available at the Westin Charlotte and we encourage all participants to park here for convenient access to the shuttles Saturday morning.
Thank you so much for walking with us this year! We look forward to seeing you out on the road