In July 1988, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) started building the Interstate 485 Outer Loop around Charlotte. By the end of this year, the final segment of this 67-mile highway will be complete, closing the loop around North Carolina’s largest city.

To commemorate the completion of this long-awaited milestone, NCDOT has partnered with the State Employees Combined Campaign to organize the 485 MADD Dash at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. Participants will be able to run on the final segment of I-485 before it opens to the public. The 5k/10k/Fun Run/Fun Bike Ride will start at 12940 Loganville Drive. 10k runners will be able to traverse the new turbine interchange at I-485 and I-85, a new connection to the final section of The Loop.

Registration is $35 at The Fun Bike Ride will be after the race for $5 (no prior registration required). This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Run/walk/cycle on I-485 before you can drive on it! Proceeds to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).