DNA Day 5K


Event Date

Sat, May 17, 2014


Chapel Hill, NC

About This Activity

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.

Event schedule and times

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.

    • Cobb Parking Deck
    • Bell Tower Parking Deck
    • School of Government Parking Deck

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