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49er Gold Rush 5K

49er Gold Rush 5K
The 49er Gold Rush 5K has become a February tradition for the Niners.

Race Overview

The 49er Gold Rush 5K has become a February tradition for the Niners. Run as the second race in the Healthy UCity Race Series, the UNC Charlotte 49er Gold Rush 5K is going to be back in person for 2022. The race, hosted by University Recreation, is open to everyone. Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, and Community are encouraged to participate. 

Net Proceeds from the 19th Annual 49er Gold Rush 5K Run/Walk will benefit the University Recreation Student Professional Development Fund.

2022 Race Route

2022 Race Route with elevation map

Event Schedule:

8:00am: Packet Pick Up & Day of Registration Begin at Belk Gym

8:45am: Music and Announcements Begin 

9:15am: Warm Up with Group Fitness Instructors

9:30am: 5K Starts on University Rd.

10:15am: 49er Gold Rush 5K Awards Ceremony 

11:00am: Race Festival Closes

5K T-Shirt 2022
Amplify 5k Medal

Registration Options:

All the Swag (shirt and medal) - $40

Just the Shirt (no medal) - $30

Just the Race (no shirt, no medal) - $25

Virtual (shirt and medal) - $30

*Registration must be received by Thursday, January 13 to guarantee a shirt and medal.


The Virtual Race is open through Sunday, Feb. 13th!

  • You must complete the virtual race between Jan. 31st and Feb 13th by 11:59 p.m. EST*
  • Use any GPS, Bluetooth device or running app to track your results, you can even take a photo of your treadmill results.
  • Results can be submitted via the attached link or email to Sophie Rattray at

Packet Pick-Up

Friday, February 4th, 2022 | 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Belk Gym
8911 University Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28262

Saturday, February 5th, 2022 | 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Belk Gym
8911 University Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28262


Returning for 2020: Age division awards.

Overall top male and female winner. 

Top 3 male and female in each age group: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & up

Past Results & Photos

2022 Race Results 2022 Race Photos

2021 Race Results

2020 Race Results 2020 Race Photos

2019 Race Results 2019 Race Photos

2018 Race Results

2017 Race Results

2016 Race Results

2015 Race Results


A huge thank you to our title sponsors for this year's event!