Speedway to host half-marathon and 5K

Charlotte Motor Speedway will host a race of major proportions next spring, but the pace will be much slower than normal.

On March 25, the track will host the first N.C. Half Marathon and 5K. Organizers expect it to draw between 3,000 and 5,000 competitors. The course will wind through all three of the Speedway's major tracks: the 1.5 super speedway, the Dirt Track and the zMax Dragway.

The race is a collaboration between the Cabarrus County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Richard Petty Driving Experience and Continental Event and Sports Management Group LLC.

Joe Habina