49er Gold Rush 5k Run/Walk

2016 Race Results
2016 Race Photos

Race Date: February 4th, 2017 
9:00 a.m. Start


Register Online Closed at 3PM Friday, Feb 3rd
Download Registration Form

$25 All participants 1/27/16 through 2/5/16 (3 p.m.)
You may register in person at the university location of Run For Your Life
on Friday 2/5 until 7:30PM (CASH OR CHECK ONLY)
$30 All participants race day 2/6/16

About the Race

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.

View course map with elevation profile

View 2016 5K shirt mock up

Packet Pick-Up

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

Packets may be picked up prior to the event:

Run for Your Life - University Location
February 3-5 • 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 6th) packet pick-up, registration and check in:
Belk Track and Field Complex
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

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 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 Belk Track is directly across the street from 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 campus. 


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

2015 Results

2015 Photos on Facebook


Platinum Sponsor

novant health University Walk/ The Edge Great Clips Swim Club Management Group
Boardwalk Billys RSA Niner Tech Dick's Sporting Goods
Rodgers Builders Alumni Association


Gold Sponsor


  Comfort Suites  


Silver Sponsor

Charlotte Hornets
Barnes & Noble UNC Charlotte
Blackfinn Ameripub
Harris Teeter
Jersey Mikes
Run For Your Life