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Posted: February 15, 2013  

Athletics: Wells Fargo Becomes Presenting Sponsor of Race to the Top

This year, the event challenges not only participants but friends, family and the community to sign up and become fundraisers for worthy community causes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte Sports Commission's third Race to the Top will occur on April 20th, 2013. The Commission is pleased to announce a new partnership with Wells Fargo as they join on as presenting sponsor of the event. This year also marks a continued charity partnership with the Levine Children's Hospital.

Additional partners and sponsors include Carolina's Medical Center, Coca Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Inc. and Flywheel Charlotte.

As a way to increase donations to the Levine Children's Hospital, a new fundraising component has been developed. This year, the event challenges not only participants but friends, family and the community to sign up and become fundraisers for the event. Each fundraiser or participant will pick a "team" captained by a current or former patient from the Levine Children's Hospital. This year's team captains include Michael, a 16 year old high school football player who recently entered into remission for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

New for this year, all runners will receive a medal in the shape of the building for participating. Additional awards will only be awarded to the fastest man, woman, and first responder.

Registration for Race to the Top can be found at CharlotteSports.org. The fee for the climb will be $35 dollars and includes the medal, a t-shirt and access to the Post-Race Party. Participation is capped at 750 and you must be at least 13 years of age to participate.

The race begins at 8:30 a.m. although runners will be divided into waves, based on experience level, and will be able to choose their own flight times.

More information on Race to the Top can be found at CharlotteSports.org.


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