If you want an active way of exploring Charlotte neighborhoods, running is a great way to start. Chantilly, Elizabeth, Plaza Midwood, and NoDa are all great neighborhoods to get in a run with plenty to look at and keep you interested, plus tree-lined streets for some much-appreciated shade. Our GWRE Assistant Broker/Realtor Siobhan is an avid runner and offered her insights on routes to take through 28205. 

 Siobhan started running in college to alleviate stress and has since completed eight half marathons, one full marathon, and many 10Ks and 5Ks. 

“I love to run through the neighborhoods in 28205 for so many reasons—safety being No. 1—also because it gives me the chance to really take notice of what is going on in different areas as far as construction and home sales,” she said. “One of my favorite things about our neighborhoods is the character of the homes, especially the brightly-colored homes and art fixtures you see in NoDa and Plaza Midwood, to the classic homes of Chantilly and Elizabeth.”

As far as races go, there’s no shortage of them around Charlotte. If you want to compete, here are our top picks for fall road races: 

Hilly Chantilly 5K

Running Scared 5-Miler

Charlotte Marathon

SouthPark Turkey Trot

When Siobhan was training for a full marathon last year, she said she covered so much of the city during the runs. Her favorite races are half marathons, as they’re still challenging, but not as time consuming for training purposes. Though if you’re looking to train for a longer race, Siobhan’s preferred long training run has her going through the places she’s most familiar with—check out her route below. 

“No matter how big or small a race is, I love the finish line and seeing people cheering on their loved ones and strangers,” Siobhan shared. “I am so looking forward to running the Hilly Chantilly 5K with my family.”

Check out Siobhan’s favorite running routes through 28205 below: