Beat Beethoven Race

Beat Beethoven Virtual 5K

Friday, November 6 through Sunday, November 8
(register by October 16th to guarantee your t-shirt arriving before the race date) 

Register - Adult: $35, Child/Student: $25   


Lace up your running shoes!  The Symphony Guild of Charlotte is excited to announce the inaugural Beat Beethoven 5K Race. The Symphony Guild of Charlotte's (SGC) first virtual 5K is a fun way to pair Beethoven's Seventh Symphony with our new social-distancing routine. This season, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (CSO) plans to celebrate Beethoven's 250th Birthday when it resumes concert performances. In honor of this momentous birthday, the SGC has tied its virtual race to the timing of Beethoven's energetic and tuneful Seventh Symphony. Please join us and sign up, enjoy the beautiful fall weather and maybe even shed some stay-at-home pounds!

We will provide the playlist as you complete your socially-distanced 5K run or walk between November 6 - 8. Participants will receive a custom t-shirt, finisher's medal, bib and goodie bag that includes special discount offers for future CSO concerts. More importantly, you will be supporting the Symphony Guild of Charlotte in its mission to support the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.

There will be additional prizes, incentives and raffles for fundraising to be announced!

All levels of participation are welcome. Complete your 5K inside on your treadmill, outside in your neighborhood, or anywhere inspiration takes you. Track your time and compete with others in our Strava Club, complete the race on your own time, or "sleep in" and just register for the t-shirt. The choice is yours! The SGC will provide a playlist of all 38 minutes and 4 movements of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, so you can try to Beat Beethoven!

Fundraiser Options
Create your own fundraiser to help us reach our goal! There are incentives for various donation levels and prizes for the most individual fundraising! If you are a race participant, consider raising additional funds by asking your friends and family for support. Your Facebook page is a great way to start! 
Individual Fundraising Incentives: 
Donate/Raise $100
  • Free Symphony Guild Membership*
  • 1 Heart of the Home Tour ticket
Donate/Raise $300
  • Free Patron Level Symphony Guild Membership*
  • 2 Heart of the Home Tour tickets
Donate/Raise $500+
  • Free Patron Level Symphony Guild Membership*
  • 2 Heart of the Home Tour tickets
  • Voucher for 2 Tickets to select CSO concert
(* membership incentive: option for new Guild members only, if interested)

Not a Runner? You can still participate in the race by supporting your favorite runner. Select your contribution at the link below.


Become a Sponsor
As a sponsor, you will receive mentions on social media, the SGC website, and press releases. Also, your logo will be printed on the back of the t-shirt. Sponsors signed up by Friday, October 9 will be guaranteed these promotional benefits. In this time of social distancing, we need your support now more than ever! 

First Chair Sponsor - $200
  • Small t-shirt logo
  • Website and social media recognition
Concertmaster Sponsor - $400
  • Medium t-shirt logo
  • Website and social media recognition
  • 2 race entries
Maestro Sponsor -  $600+
  • Large t-shirt logo
  • Website and social media recognition
  • 2 race entries
  • Voucher for 2 Tickets to select CSO concert
What is a Virtual Race?
Virtual races give runners and walkers the flexibility to complete the race at any time, at any pace, and in any location.

Want to Track Your Time
Track your race time by joining our Strava Club!

Don't have Strava? You can download the app for free:
Download the iOS app
Download the Google Play app
If you have any questions, please email or call Staci Marino at 704-650-0063.

Thank You to our Wonderful Sponsors!