The NC DNA Day 5K is an annual run to support Science Outreach in North Carolina. Specifically, funds raised from this event will support North Carolina DNA Day – an annual event to inspire and educate the next generation of scientists, to support North Carolina science teachers, and to bridge the gap between North Carolina’s leading research enterprises and high school science classrooms. Each year, NC DNA Day scientist “ambassadors” visit over 100 high schools statewide to share their passion for science and to present an interactive, hands-on lesson about genetics and biotechnology.
Packet pickup will be on Friday May 16th at Fleet Feet in Carrboro from 3-6pm. Packets will also be available on race morning at the race tent on UNC Chapel Hill campus starting at 7:30am.
Refunds and Transfer Policy: All registration fees are non-refundable. Event registrations are non-transferable between individuals, events, or years.[Return to top]
Start time: 9:00am on Saturday, May 17th 2014.
Line up location: UNC Campus. Race course TBA soon
Runners are asked to begin lining up behind the start line at 8:45am. Important race announcements will be made at 8:50am and the race will start on time at 9:00am.
Kids Fun Run: We will have a special run for kids (ages 12 and under). Parents are welcome to walk/run with your child. Line-up for the kids run will begin at 9:45am. Distance will be a 100 meter dash into the real finish line.
Chip Timing: Each registered runner will receive a bib with timing chip that will record their official time.
Parking: Free parking is available on UNC Campus in close proximity to the start location. Please see the list below for more specific parking locations.
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Every registered participant will receive a t-shirt. Shirts are ordered based on the sizes indicated during online registration. To ensure you get a shirt in the appropriate size, register early![Return to top]
Cool prizes will be given to winner from each category!
Prizes will be available for the following overall and age group awards:
Claiming awards: Runners will be able to claim their awards at the Awards Ceremony to be held in the Great Hall of the Student Union (conveniently located near the finish line). In addition to the Awards Ceremony, biomedical scientists from UNC will showcasing the exciting research being done on campus that benefits human health. We encourage all race participants to stick around, meet a scientist, and learn something new! We do NOT ship unclaimed awards, but they can be picked up by emailing race coordinator, Jeff Steinbach.[Return to top]
Run, Cheer, Volunteer!
Here’s a great opportunity to help runners successfully cross the finish line at the first annual NC DNA Day 5K. Our volunteers are the most important factor in truly making this event possible. Be part of the fun and help support science outreach and education in North Carolina!
Sign up today and be sure to invite friends and family members to join you. We guarantee it will be a rewarding experience!
The following volunteer positions are needed and available for race day:
If you’re interested in volunteering on race day, email us!
Volunteer Training: All volunteers are required to attend the pre-race training session that will occur at 7:30 AM on race day. The meeting will be held in park area in front of Connor Hall (across from the student union).
Important Reminder: Volunteers are the most important part of a well-organized and successful event. Every little task and detail is important to the overall athlete experience. The day, time of day, and activity that you help with is very important. Please don’t sign up to volunteer unless you are sure you will be able to attend. Each person has an intricate role and no-shows can cause great difficulties for the execution stage of the race. We ask that you report on time and stay on task for the duration of your shift.
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If you’d like to make a direct contribution to support NC DNA Day, please register and select the “donations” box on the registration page or please send a check payable to UNC-Chapel Hill, c/o Sausyty Hermreck, Office of Biomedical Graduate Education, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 130 Mason Farm Rd CB#7108, 1105A Bioinformatics Bldg, Chapel Hill, NC 27599. All proceeds go to support NC DNA Day and science outreach in North Carolina. For more information about NC DNA Day click here. THANK YOU![Return to top]
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