Join us for the Let Me Run Charlotte 5k
on May 17, 2014
This race will be held at the Blythe Elementary School (12202 Hambright Rd, Huntersville, NC 28078, Huntersville NC 28078) at 9AM. It is a morning race benefiting Let Me Run, a program that inspires boys through the power of running to be courageous enough to be themselves, to build healthy relationships, and to live an active lifestyle.
Grand Marshal: Erik Kynard, Jr.
Erik Kynard, Jr.
Erik Kynard is an elite high jumper who has reached the highest levels of the sport at just 23. An Olympian by age 21, Kynard is a two-time U.S. high jump champion and two-time NCAA Champion who shocked the world by capturing the Olympic silver medal in London. After a storied career at Kansas State, Kynard signed with Nike following graduation and continues to train in Manhattan, Kan. Kynard is a four-time member of Team USA, having competed in the 2012 Olympics, two World Outdoor Championships (2011, 2013) and most recently at the 2014 World Indoor Championships. Kynard made his third U.S. senior team in 2014, qualifying for the IAAF World Indoor Track & Field Championships in Sopot, Poland by capturing his first U.S. Title indoors in the men’s high jump. Kynard went on to finish fourth in Sopot, his highest finish at an IAAF World Championship event.