DATESUNDAY, January 1, 2023
START LINE: The Shoppes at University Place, 8956 JM Keynes Dr
FINISH LINE: 9041 Robert D. Snyder Rd at UNC Charlotte.
FREE parking near the Start line at 8956 JM Keynes Dr. PLEASE NOTE, the race finishes across the street so you will have a short walk back to your car after the race.
OR, skip the parking and ride the light rail to LYNX Blue Line station JW Clay Blvd.
Race CourseThis is a point-to-point course with separate start and finish lines. The course begins near The Shoppes at University Place, and uses JW Clay Dr to enter the Barton Creek Greenway. Runners turn right on Mallard Creek Greenway, then Right on Toby Creek Greenway into the beautiful campus of UNC Charlotte, ending on Robert Snyder Rd.
An interactive course map can be found here: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/5241194902
Event Schedule8:30 AM - Race Day Packet Pickup opens
9:45 AM - Packet Pickup & Bag Drop CLOSES
10:00 AM - 5K Starts
11:00 AM - Awards
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Brunch and Post Race party!
What does a VIP get?VIP incudes post-race mimosas, custom champagne glass and access to heated VIP tent.
ALL for JUST $10 if you register by 12/24.
BenefittingUniversity City Foundation serves as a funding and fundraising tool to advance community development, community building and placemaking programs and projects in the University City market area.
AwardsTop 3 Male and Female Overall
Top 3 Male and Female in the following Age Groups:
14 and under
15 – 19
20 – 24
25 – 29
30 – 34
35 – 39
40 – 44
45 – 49
50 – 59
60 – 69
Are kids and spectators allowed?
This event is open to the public and a great way to start your New Year! Spectators are welcome, but must purchase a Spectator pass in order to partake in the post-race festivities, food and drink!
Kids are welcome, but must be registered to enter the race course.
Are dogs allowed?
There are NO DOGS ALLOWED at this event, except for registered service dogs. Dogs are not permitted on UNC Charlotte campus at the post-race festival.
What does ZERO WASTE mean for me?
We are running towards zero waste by eliminating as much waste as possible for our race.
What you can expect: This is a cupless race, which means you have to carry your own water cup to fill on the course and at the finish line. But don't worry! We'll give you a collapsible cup to carry on the run with you. DO NOT THROW YOUR CUP AWAY. You will reuse this cup for your finish line water, beer and other beverages.
Food will be served in biodegradable food containers at all of our participating food trucks.
We're working with Envision Charlotte to ensure proper disposal of waste and recycling at the event. Please be mindful of instructions of waste management volunteers.
Enjoy a virtual goodie bag! Once registered for the race, you'll receive a link to a virtual goodie bag with freebies and deals from local vendors.
Smaller race bibs: Because the material used to make race bibs is not recyclable, we've cut the size of our bibs in half to reduce bib waste.
Questions? Email us!