A fun run through historic residential neighborhoods and a college campus, two distance options available. Locals know part of this route by the name "Booty Loop"

* Our distance begins at McDowell & 3rd St, but you can pick up the route anywhere along the way

The park is built on a floodplain, has a three-acre lake, and contains a greenway between Sardis Road and Independence Blvd. The main entrance on Monroe Road is the start to a 3.1-mile national class cross-country course.

Chicken or the egg? We recommend the Harris YMCA primarily because of its relationship to our recommended Hampton Inn Charlotte/Southpark.

If you love to spin, then this is your place. This indoor cycling studio has a big theater boasting about 50 Schwinn Spin bikes, two large flat screen TVs, personal data monitors and superior audio, video and lighting technology.