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Around the Crown 10K

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POSTPONED from MAY 31 to DECEMBER 6, 2020!
This is not just any race – we're in a race to save our one and only planet.

Join Team Sierra at the Around the Crown 10K on December 6, 2020 and cross the finish line knowing you made a real impact raising critical funds to protect our planet.

Entries are limited and are first-come, first-served to those that commit to raising $100 for Sierra Club to support our work safeguarding the environment. 

Earn Team Sierra swag as you raise more funds to protect our planet. You can even earn an annual National Parks Pass so that you can plan new adventures to beautiful places!



Do what you love. Raise funds. Save our planet.



When you register, you'll get your own personal fundraising page, access to our fundraising toolkit, and a Facebook group for meeting your teammates and fundraising coach.


Social media, email, creative stunts — there are lots of fun ways to get friends and family involved to meet the $100 fundraising minimum.


Join fellow planet-protectors on the race course on Dec 6 and celebrate the difference you made!




Starting and finishing at First Ward Park, runners will get a once in a lifetime opportunity to run the entirety of Charlotte’s 3 mile major inner loop, I-277.

To complete the 10K, runners will meander through the streets of uptown Charlotte, the Southeast’s fastest-growing city. The finish festival will take participants from the Queen City’s most stunning race to a finish festival with refreshments and activities for all ages.

Learn more about the course and the full lineup of weekend events here

Sustainability Practices

At Sierra Club, while we're working to save the planet, it's critical that we find partners who are doing the same. Around the Crown prioritizes sustainability and leaving the city better than we all found it.

Check out some of the cool stuff they've been up to while keeping our planet healthy:


  • All water stops will be supplied by town water, reducing shipping and packing!
  • As a water-only event, there won't be waste from sports drinks and coffee cups littering the course. 
  • Each runner is supplied with a reusable, collapsable cup for water stops making the race cup-less.
  • Race tee-shirts are made from recycled plastic!
  • Keeping the race community based and local reduces carbon footprint!



It's clear that the climate crisis is not just one of the greatest threats we face: it's already impacting the people and places we love. Our air, water, and home are threatened — and it's time to act.


The crisis may feel daunting, but we can do something about it.


We know that Team Sierra teammates thrive on big goals and meaningful work. In 3 short years, we've raised over $1 million dollars to support the Sierra Club — the nation's largest grassroots environmental organization — and its work protecting wildlife and wild places, advancing clean energy solutions, and making the outdoors more accessible.


Individual Fundraising Minimum: $100


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Protect our planet, earn prizes!

Raise $250

Earn a Team Sierra Hydro Soul Water Bottle

Raise $500

Earn our exclusive Doing Good by Nature baseball cap

Raise $1000

Earn an annual National Parks Pass

  Not ready to sign up? Want to see what other races you can be a part of? Leave your info here and someone from our team will reach out to help answer any questions!




Let's RAISE $5,000 for our planet


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