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.
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
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:
Event Check- In
Race day (February 3rd) packet pick-up, registration and check in:
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
About the Race
Our BRAND NEW race course for 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.
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
A special THANK YOU to our sponsors...