The Carolina Panthers and Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH) are ramping up for their second “stadium run” to support local pediatric cancer research. It’s the Keep Pounding 5K Stadium Run, presented by North Highland Consulting.
This unique event, scheduled for this Saturday, May 19, at 8 a.m., features a mostly uphill course that begins on Morehead Street and enters Bank of America Stadium through the North Gate. Participants will have the exclusive opportunity to run a challenging course through Bank of America Stadium and finish out on the field. The course begins on the CMC Main campus on Harding near Morehead Street, continues up “mount Morehead” to the Bank of America Stadium. Runners enter the stadium campus at the South Gate, run half a lap around the outside of the stadium and enter through the North Gate. From there runners will climb the ramps to the 500 level, run one lap around and descend to the zero level. They will run through the “Cat Tunnel” to finish on the field, surrounded by Sir Purr and the Top Cats. As they cross the finish line, runners’ images will be flashed onto the stadium jumbotron.
This event is unique for many reasons. Not only can runners finish on the field but family and friends can join them in the stadium. The Panthers are going to open the lower bowl of the stadium for spectators! In addition, 100% of the proceeds from this fundraiser benefit cancer research at LCH.
The Panthers have a history of supporting cancer programs at Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Children’s Hospital through Keep Pounding – a campaign established in 2004 to honor former players Sam Mills and Mark Fields, who had both been recently diagnosed with cancer.
Visit www.keeppounding5k.org and sign up today!