8956 JM Keynes Drive
New Year, better you! Get your New Year started on the right foot with a fun
activity for everyone! The Charlotte New Year’s Day 5k will begin at 10 am. This is
a run and walk experience that takes you along the Greenways in University City.
The finish line is on the campus of UNC Charlotte near Robert Snyder Drive where
the post-race celebration will greet participants. After the race, participants and
their supporters can celebrate the New Year with a street party of music, brunch,
warm drinks, and beer courtesy of Armored Cow Brewing.
Charlotte New Year’s Day 5k will benefit University City Foundation, a nonprofit
dedicated to advancing community development, community building, and
placemaking programs and projects in the University City market area.
Zero Waste! Our New Year’s goal is to eliminate as much waste from our events as
possible. We are excited to be working with Envision Charlotte to create as little
waste as possible with a goal of zero waste for future events. This includes the
introduction of compostable food supplies, virtual swag bags, modified water
stations, and a few other elements that will allow participants to support our
This event welcomes runners and walkers at all levels and is a great way to start
your New Year. Family and friends of participants are encouraged to register for
the post-race celebration as well.