49er Gold Rush 5k Run/Walk


Thank you to everyone that participated in the 16th annual 49er Gold Rush 5K on Saturday, Feb. 3! Our department appreciates your support and hopes that you had a great time.


Race Date: February 3, 2018 
Start Time: 9:30 a.m.


Download Registration Form

Online Registration

Early Bird Registration Special until January 22, 2018

  • $15 UNC Charlotte Students

  • $22 All Other Participants

Standard Registration January 23 - February 2, 2018 (3 p.m.)

  • $25 All Participants 

You may register in person at the university location of Run For Your Life on Friday, February 2 until 7:30 p.m. (CASH OR CHECK ONLY)

Day Of Race Registration February 3, 2018

  • $30 All Participants

Packet Pick-Up

Allow 24 hours after registering online before picking up your packet.

Packets may be picked up 2-days prior (Thursday, Feb. 1st - Friday, Feb. 2nd) to the event at:

Run for Your Life - University Location
February 1 - February 2 • 10:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
1816 E Arbors Dr #420
(Next to Trader Joes on Mallard Creek Church Road)
(704) 503-1105

Event Check- In

Race day (February 3rd) packet pick-up, registration and check in:

Belk Gymnasium 
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

About the Race

Our BRAND NEW race course for 2018!

Race Course 2018

As the first race in the Healthy UCity Race Series, 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. 

Parking & Directions

The 5k begins and ends at the Belk Gymnasium. The closest location to park on campus will be the West Deck parking garage. Parking for this event is free.

Click here for University direction and map


From Cameron Blvd to West Deck:

Use South Entrance (Cameron Blvd) to enter campus from US Hwy 49/University City Blvd. If you are coming from the north, Cameron Blvd is one driveway south of the main entrance on Hwy 49/University City Blvd on the right just past the tennis courts.

If you are coming from the south, it is on the left, just past the State Employees Credit Union.  

Once on Cameron, drive through the intersection of University Rd (traffic light) and take the next right for West Deck, and turn right again to enter West Deck.

The campus is also accessible from North Tryon/US 29, Mary Alexander, John Kirk, and Toby Creek roads, if you are familiar with the campus. 

Please note: The intersection of University Road and Broadrick Blvd. will be closed beginning at 8 a.m. on race day. Please plan accordingly.


Each winner will receive a medal:

  • 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

2017 Race Results

2016 Race Results

2016 Race Photos

2015 Results

2015 Photos on Facebook



A special THANK YOU to our sponsors... 

Title Sponsor

Edifice - Title Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

C Design - Platinum SponsorBoardwalk Billy's - Platinum Sponsor  Rodgers Builders - Platinum Sponsor 

Plae Logo - Platinum Sponsor

Life Fitness - Platinum SponsorSwim Club Management - Platinum Sponsor Great Clips - Platinum Sponsor


Gold Sponsors

New Atlantic - Gold Sponsor UNCC Recycling Logo - Gold SponsorKSO Logo - Gold SponsorCharlottes Got A lot Logo - Gold SponsorRose Transportation - Gold SponsorPromo Logic Logo - Gold SponsorCenter for Wellness Promotion Logo - Gold SponsorAmerican Campus - Gold SponsorStudent Union Logo - Gold SponsorHornets Logo - Gold Sponsor  Jenkins Peer Logo - Gold Sponsor




Silver Sponsors

UNCC Alumni Affairs - Silver SponsorCore Health and Fitness Logo - Silver SponsorAwards Express Logo - Silver SponsorReady Fitness logo - Silver Sponsor