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Check below to register for our 49er Gold Rush 5K in 2024.
[Race Results] 2024 5K Race

[17:18:9] - Justin Brown
[17:21:3] - Simon Holst
[17:37:2] - Ethan Sommers

Congratulations to all our 2024 RACERS!
Click here to access ALL RESULTS!

Click here to register for 2024 5K.
49er Gold Rush 5K Photo Album 2024

Check out our images from this year's 5K.

We are so thankful for the Niner Community as well as the greater Charlotte community for supporting us each year. Get ready to LACE UP for 2025!

 Check out our 2024 album.
Date & Time

Date: Saturday February 3rd, 2024
Time: 9:30am


The 49er Gold Rush 5K has become a February tradition for the Niners. The race, hosted by University Recreation, is open to everyone. Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, and Community are encouraged to participate. 

Proceeds Benefit

Net Proceeds from our Annual 49er Gold Rush 5K Run/Walk will benefit the University Recreation Student Professional Development Fund.

Race Schedule

8:00am     Packet Pick Up @Belk Gym
8:00am     Day of Registration @Belk Gym
8:45am     Music and Announcements Begin 
9:15am     Group Fitness Instructor Warm-Up
9:30am     5K Starts on University Rd.
10:15am   Awards Ceremony 
11:00am   Race Festival Closes

Packet Pick-UP

Thursday, February 1st, 2024 
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
@ Run for Your Life
1816 E. Arbors Drive
Charlotte, NC28262

Friday, February 2nd, 2024 
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
@Belk Gymnasium

Saturday, February 3rd, 2024 
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
@Belk Gymnasium


Overall Winners
- 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Women's
- 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Men's

Top 3 Male and Female Age Group
   14U    l   15-19   l   20-24
  25-29   l   30-34   l   35-39
  40-44   l   45-49   l   50-54
  55-59   l  60-64    l   65-69 
  70 & up

2024 5K Map

Click here to check out our 2024 5K map, including direction, mile markers, our water station, and elevation.


Check out our race map!
2023 Flashback

Date: Feb 4, 2023

Check out the 2023 photo album from our race! 
Click here to access images.

We appreciate all our participants, our volunteers, and the student staff that make this event possible every year. We are looking forward to a great 49er Gold Rush 5K in 2024. Check out our registration above.

Click here to access our 2023 5k photo album.