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Recreational Services

Student Union, Activities and Recreation

49er Gold Rush 5k Run/Walk

Race Date: February 6th, 2016 9:00AM Start

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2015 Results

2015 Photos on Facebook


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2015  5K shirt design mock up

The UNC Charlotte 49er Gold Rush 5K Run/Walk, hosted by the Recreational Services Department, is open to everyone. Current UNC Charlotte Students with a valid student ID who register by the early bird deadline will receive a student discount. Faculty/Staff, Alumni, and Community are encouraged to participate.

Net Proceeds from The UNC Charlotte 49er Gold Rush 5K Run/Walk will benefit UNC Charlotte student development scholarships. Direct donations will be taken for Girls on the run. You can give additional funds to Girls on the run by checking the box on your entry form. Girls on the Run promotional video.

Packet Pick-Up
*Allow 24 Hours after registering online before picking up your packet. Packets may be picked up prior to the event 2/3- 2/5 10:30am - 7:30pm at Run for Your Life - University Location 1816 E Arbors Dr #420 (Next to Trader Joes on Mallard Creek Church Road) (704) 503-1105.  Directions

Event Check- In
Race day (February 6th) packet pick-up, registration and check in is from 7:30am-8:30am
Check in is at the Belk Track and Field Complex at the track level. 

Parking & Directions:
The 5k begins and ends at the Irwin Belk Track. The closest location to park on campus will be the West Deck Parking garage. Parking for this event is free.  Click here to download campus map:

South Entrance (Cameron Blvd) to enter campus.  Cameron Blvd is one driveway south of the main entrance on 49 (University City Blvd) If you are coming from the north, it is on the right just past the tennis courts.  If you are coming from the south, it is on the left just past the credit union.  Once on Cameron, drive through the intersection of University Rd (traffic light) and take the next right, and right again into West Deck.  The Belk Track is directly across the street.

The campus is also accessible from N. Tryon, Mary Alexander, John Kirk, and Toby Creek roads, if you are familiar with campus. 

Awards: Each winner will receive a medal and free smoothie from Smoothie King
Male & Female Top 3 Overall, Male & Female Community Overall,
Male & Female Alumni Overall, Male & Female Faculty/Staff Overall
Male & Female Student Overall
Age Group Top 3 Male & Female: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29,
30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & up

Platinum Sponsor

novant health
University Walk/ The EdgeGreat Clips
Swim Club Management GroupBoardwalk Billys
Rodgers Builders
Belle HavenDick's Sporting Goods
Student Activities


Gold Sponsor

KSOCenter for Wellness Promotionsmoothie king
Classic Party RentalRose ChartersPromo Logic
Great Harvest BreadChartwellsNiner Tech
Cone CenterDJ LeeStudent Union
Recycling DepartmentNew Atlantic

Silver Sponsor

Charlotte Hornets
Harris Teeter
Home Depot
Jersey Mikes
McFarland USA



Contact Us

Kemet Gatchell
Cone 348

Past Race Results

2015 49er Gold Rush 5K

2014 49er Gold Rush 5K

2013 49er Gold Rush 5K

2012 49er Gold Rush 5K

2011 Homecoming 5K

2010 Homecoming 5K

2009 Homecoming 5K



Men's Record Holder
16:51 Alejandro Arreola (2015)

Women's Record Holder
17:37 Lisa Ottens (2003)

5k - Pictures

5K Pictures are posted in several albums on the Recreational Services Facebook page:


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