Frequently Asked Questions

DATE

January 1, 2022
Race starts at 10:00 am
NEW YEAR’S BRUNCH goes until 12:00 pm. We will kick it off with PANCAKES, HOT COCOA STATION, HOT CIDER, CRAFT BEER SAMPLING, and music!

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

430 E. McCullough Drive in University City

PARKING IS FREE.

RIDE THE LIGHT RAIL! Catch the light rail train at any stop and get off at either the McCullough or JW Clay/UNCC station and follow the signs!

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!
Thursday, December 30
Run for Your Life
1816 E. Arbors Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
Time: 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

RACE DAY REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICKUP

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Registration and packet pick-up near the starting line. Stay tuned for more details. 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 5th.

SUPPORTING

The New Year’s Day 5K presented by Atrium Health raises awareness about hunger challenges in Charlotte. The race proceeds will benefit Faith CME Food Pantry, Hope Street Food Pantry and Mayfield Memorial Food Pantry, all food pantries serving hundreds of families in need in University City.

EVENT SCHEDULE

8:30 am  –  Race Day Registration/Packet Chip Pickup 9:50 am  –   Pre-race Ceremony and Instructions 10:00 am  –  5K Race Start 10:15 am – 12 pm –  Post Event Party 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

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

2022 Venue Map coming soon!

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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