49er Gold Rush 5k Run/Walk


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


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Online Registration

Early Bird Registration Special until January 23, 2017

  • $15 UNC Charlotte Students

  • $22 All Other Participants

Standard Registration January 24 - February 3, 2017 (3 p.m.)

  • $25 All Participants 

You may register in person at the university location of Run For Your Life on Friday, February 3 until 7:30 p.m. (CASH OR CHECK ONLY)

Day Of Race Registration February 4, 2017

  • $30 All Participants

Packet Pick-Up

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

Packets may be picked up 3-days prior  (Wednesday, Feb. 1 - Friday, Feb. 3rd) to the event at:

Run for Your Life - University Location
February 1-3 • 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 4th) packet pick-up, registration and check in:
Irwin Belk Track
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

at the track level.

About the Race

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. Girls on the Run promotional video.

View course map with elevation profile

View 2017 5K shirt mock up

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 the 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

2016 Race Results
2016 Race Photos
2015 Results
2015 Photos on Facebook


Platinum Sponsor

Dick's Sporting Goods Swim Club Management Group


Gold Sponsor


Comfort Suites


Silver Sponsor

Charlotte Hornets
Barnes & Noble UNC Charlotte
New Atlantic
Harris Teeter