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Perennial Endurance Run is now a VIRTUAL Event due to weather impact in the area and event venue. Run on your own and at your pace anytime from Tues, Jan 23 – Monday, Jan 29 with a Prize Pickup Party scheduled for Tues, Jan 30 at Mattie’s Diner in Charlotte, NC.

Join us on January 27, 2024 to start your year off on the right, then left, then right foot again while supporting small business and environmental non-profits, just minutes from Charlotte, NC. 

This time based (3 Hour, 6 Hour, or 10 Hour) running event is the perfect opportunity to hit your distance or duration PR with minimal elevation on a lap based course. Each 5K loop traverses beautiful waterfront trails, entirely on the grounds of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, will add up to reach your goal and snag escalating distance prizes. 


  • Brand new event for 2024 with Human Powered Movement
  • (Lots and lots of) running, friends, beer and good vibes
  • Limited to the first 150 registrants (75 = 3Hr, 50 = 6Hr, 25 = 10Hr)
  • Event Venue = Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
    • Event Reg includes FREE entry to the Garden
  • 5K (3.1 mi) looped course (95% trails and crushed gravel)
    • Always close to aid/drop bags
  • You determine your own pace and distance​
  • Perfect setting for distance and/or time PR’s and family support
  • Tons of sponsor freebies, giveaways, and discounts
  • Collect more prizes the farther you run
    • Half Marathon = TBD
    • Full Marathon = TBD
    • 50 Miles = TBD
  • Prizes for the top 3 Overall in Female, Male, Non-Binary
  • Event Beneficiary = Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden



  • Running community gathering and party with friends & family
  • A chance to test yourself physically and mentally
  • Custom “Perennial” event shirt from Recover Brands
    • Locally sourced and made from 100% recycled materials
    • Only guaranteed to those who sign up by 12/20/23
    • Perennial Hoodie Upgrade or Additions available
  • Custom Perennial souvenir race bib
  • Opportunity to collect prizes at various distance levels
  • Giveaways, raffle items and discounts from our partners​
  • Spacious Race HQ with full stocked Aid Station by Athlos Media at the Start/Finish of each lap
  • Sierra Nevada beer specials at Race HQ (aka: The Garden’s new “Trailhead”) ​
  • Increased stoke for supporting your local Running community
  • Financial support for local Non-Profit organizations


  • ​Date: Saturday, 1/27/24
  • Hosted at: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden
  • Address: 6500 South New Hope Rd. Belmont, NC 28012
  • Start Time: 10Hr = 7:00am – 6Hr = 8:30am – 3Hr = 10:00am
  • End Time: 10Hr = 5:00pm – 6Hr = 2:30pm – 3Hr = 1:00pm
  • Course Map: HERE
  • Early Reg: $45/$60/$75 (through 9/30/23)​​
  • Regular Reg: $55/$70/$85 (through 11/30/23)
  • Last Call Reg: $65/$80/$95 (through = 1/11/24)
  • Day of Reg: $75/$90/$105 (if available)


Check out the promotional video!


How do Time-Based events work?

  • Participants choose which Time Category they would like to participate in
    • Perennial features 3Hr, 6Hr, and 10Hr options
  • The Race Director does not determine the total distance run … it is completely up to each individual participant
    • Perennial features escalating prizes for reaching various distance goals
  • Participants aim to complete as many laps as possible within the allotted time, at their own pace, and on their own time (IE: mid race breaks are OK)
    • ​Perennial features a 5K loop that starts/finishes at Race HQ & Aid Station​​
  • Runners are ranked based on total number of laps completed, and then by time
    • ​Example A: The runner who completes 10 laps in 9 hours will be ranked higher than the runner that completes 9 laps in 8hrs
    • Example B: The runner who completes 10 laps in 9 hours will be ranked higher than the runner that completes 10 laps in 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • ​Any distance covered AFTER the time category concludes does NOT count towards the participant’s total lap count and standings

What do I need to know for Event Day?

  • Parking lot opens at 6am for registrants. Participants can drop their gear off at Race HQ, but MUST park in the main Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden parking lot – Parking Map Coming Soon
  • Participants can set up around the Race HQ as long as they are respectful to all over participants, staff, volunteers, and sponsors. The RD reserves the right to make the final call on space usage
    • ​Race HQ will be close, but separate, from parking. Plan accordingly, and arrive early.
  • Course will be a 5K loop that starts/finishes in the same location (Race HQ)
  • Bathrooms are in close proximity, but are not IN Race HQ (200ft away)
  • Participants are required to be fully self sufficient throughout the day
    • Shade, chair, change of clothes, lights (if desired) etc. are the responsibility of each participant
    • ​Unlimited water and reasonably limited Tailwind and Coke will be available at Race HQ
    • Participants are responsible for their main nutritional needs but we will have pretzels, chips, M&Ms, etc.
    • Friends/family are welcome to support and crew at Race HQ, but cannot pace on course
  • Event is entirely on the grounds at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Thank them for their hospitality. Enjoy their beautiful property. Be respectful and aware of surroundings at all times.

How does this event support non-profits?

  • 100% of additional donations during registration go directly to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden who’s mission is to “create and inspire an unforgettable garden experience that instill a love of nature and it’s beauty”.
  • Additionally, we are a proud 1% For the Planet member, a portion of all of our revenue goes directly to supporting environmental non-profits in the greater Charlotte, NC area (where we are based)