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 Road 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 Blvd Station

PARKING IS FREE.

Catch the light rail train at any stop and take it to the Old Concord Road station (JW Clay Blvd and Old Concord Road 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 30
Run for Your Life
1816 E. Arbors Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

RACE DAY REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICKUP

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Registration and packet pick-up is at the JW Clay Station parking deck next to the 3rd level pedestrian bridge.
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 Health raises awareness about hunger challenges in Charlotte. The race proceeds will benefit Camino Food Pantry, Hope Street Food Pantry and Jamil Niner Student Pantry, all 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 am – 1 pm –  Post Event Party
10:45 am – Fun Run Start
11:00 am  –  Awards Ceremony

ENTRY FEE

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

VIP ENTRY FEE (Mimosas and commemorative glass included)

Early Entry:     $40 until November 30th
Entry:                 $45 December 1 to December 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

BAG DROP OFF

Bag Drop will be located near the start of the race at North Tryon St and Old Concord Road. 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.

RACE CONTACT INFO

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