49er Gold Rush 5K Run/Walk

The 49er Gold Rush 5K has become a February tradition. With a challenging hilly course that takes runners and walkers alike on a tour around the ever-changing UNC Charlotte campus, the event has been growing steadily in popularity. The 2015 race saw 792 participants take part in the 5K and helped raise over $12,000 for UNC Charlotte student development scholarships and $500 for Girls on the Run. Registration fees support the scholarships. You can make direct donations on race day to Girls on the Run Charlotte. Cost: $22 online through Jan. 26; $25 Jan. 27-3 pm Feb. 5 online; $30 on race day. Click here to register. The 5k begins and ends at the Irwin Belk Track. Race Day check-in: 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the track level. Start time: 9 am Parking: The closest location to park on campus will be the West Deck parking garage. Parking for this event is...