START YOUR NEW YEAR OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT!

This inaugural family-friendly 5k and fun run will have you running the New Year in festive style! Participants run or walk along the Blue Line on N. Tryon Street starting at the Old Concord station and finishing just past the McCullough Station near W. WT Harris Blvd. Each participant receives an ALL-DAY LYNX PASS so hop on at any stop and join us for a morning of New Year’s fun.

DATE

January 1, 2020
Race starts at 10:00 am
NEW YEAR’S BRUNCH goes until 1:00 pm. We will kick it off with PANCAKES, HOT COCOA STATION, HOT CIDER, CRAFT BEER SAMPLING, music and family friendly activities inlcuding a fun run for the kids.

VIP TICKETS score you two post event MIMOSAS and a commemorative glass to toast your accomplishment in a cozy, heated tent. VIP tickets are limited so register early!

LOCATION

JW Clay Station

PARKING IS FREE.

Catch the light rail train at any stop and take it to the Old Concord station (JW Clay and Old Concord Stations will have registration service available.) 

PRE-REGISTRATION PACKET PICKUP

You will receive your SWAG bag with race bib number with safety pins. Pick up early to avoid the lines on race day!
Monday, December 30th
Run for Your Life
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

RACE DAY REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICKUP

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Registration and packet pick-up at the JW Clay and Old Concord Stations.
SWAG includes race bib with timing chip, a fabulous long sleeve runner’s shirt, headband, and other goodies. We will GUARANTEE YOUR SIZE if you register by December 1st. Kids who participate in the fun run will receive a train whistle!

SUPPORTING

The New Year’s Day 5K presented by Atrium Healthcare raises awareness about hunger challenges in Charlotte. The race proceeds will benefit food pantries serving hundreds of families in need in University City.

EVENT SCHEDULE

8:30 am  –  Race Day Registration/Packet Chip Pickup
9:45 am  –   Bag Drop Closes
9:50 am  –   Pre-race Ceremony and Instructions
10:00 am  –  5K Race Start
10:15 – 1 pm –  Post Event Party
11:00 am  –  Awards Ceremony

ENTRY FEE

Early Entry:     $30 until November 30th
Entry:                 $35 December 1 to January 31
Race Day:        $40

VIP ENTRY FEE (Mimosas and commemorative glass included)

Early Entry:     $40 until November 30th
Entry:                 $45 December 1 to January 31
Race Day:        $50

FUN RUN

Entry:                 $5   Includes train whistle!

AWARDS MEN'S / WOMEN'S

Top three Male and Female Overall
Top three Male and Female Age Groups
14 and under
15 – 19
20 – 24
25 – 29
30 – 34
35 – 39
40 – 44
45 – 49
50 – 59
60 – 69
70 plus

COURSE & VENUE MAP

Coming Soon!

BAG DROP OFF

Bag Drop will be located near the start of the race at North Tryon St and Old Concord Rd. Bag drop will close sharply at 9:45 am.

JOIN THE FUN

This event is open to the public and is a great way to start your New Year. Well-mannered and social four legged friends are welcome if kept on a non-retractable lead.

This event is open to the public and is a great way to start your New Year. Well-mannered and social four legged friends are welcome if kept on a non-retractable lead.

RACE CONTACT INFO

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Thank you to our sponsors and supporters!

Participating member in the Healthy UCity race series!