Bring the family out for a 5K, 10K, Fun Bike Ride to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving
CHARLOTTE -In July 1988, the N.C. Department of Transportation started building the I-485 Outer Loop around Charlotte. By spring of 2015, the final segment of this 67-mile highway will be complete, closing the loop around North Carolina's largest city.
Although the Loop remains under construction into next year, NCDOT is committed to its partnership with the State Employees Combined Campaign in hosting the "485 Madd Dash" at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. More than 600 runners to date are registered to take part in this event to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving (Madd).
Participants can choose from a 5k, 10k or Fun Run on the final segment of I-485 before it opens to traffic. Bike riders can also pay $5 the day of the event to ride along the new roadway. 10k runners will be able to traverse the new turbine interchange at I-485 and I-85, a new connection to the final section of The Loop.
Online registration for $35 will continue through midnight Wednesday, Oct. 29. Walkups to the event can participate for $40. The Fun Bike Ride will be held after the race for $5 (no prior registration is required). This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to run, walk or bike on I-485 before you can drive on it!
NCDOT this week will continue to post updates on Facebook and Twitter leading up to Sunday's event.