Signature Events

August 20, 2017

Every August, RecFest kicks off the school year in style. T-shirts are given to the first 1,500 students. Learn about various departments and clubs by visiting their tents and tables. Free food from many local vendors makes this event a small taste of university city. Add carnival style games like the mechanical bull and a dunking booth and you have one of the biggest events that take place all year. Bring your student ID for T-shirt & drawings.

49er Gold Rush 5K Run/Walk
February 3, 2018

The 49er Gold Rush 5K has become a February tradition. With a challenging hilly course that takes runners and walkers alike on a tour around the ever-changing UNC Charlotte campus, the event has been growing steadily in popularity. The 2017 race saw 600+ participants take part in the 5K and helped raise over $10,000 for UNC Charlotte student development scholarships and $500 for Girls on the Run.

On the Green Golf Tournament
April 27, 2018

This year's event will be held at The Tradition Golf Club. The event has sold out the last five years, with 132 golfers and features numerous sponsorships and prizes.