Presenting Sponsor

Front Street Brewery logo

The College of Arts and Science is proud to have Front Street Brewery as our Presenting Sponsor for the 2nd Annual CAS Homecoming 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run.  Front Street Brewery has been a part of the Wilmington community since 1995 and is Wilmington’s original brewery.  Not only are they committed to providing a memorable experience at their downtown location, but also they are deeply committed to the vitality of downtown through advocacy work benefiting disadvantaged residents of Wilmington.   


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When & Where

Saturday, February 4, 2017

601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403

Start Times

8:00 AM  – 1 Mile Fun Run Start

8:30 AM  –  5K Start

Please plan to be at the starting line 10 minutes prior to the start of the race wearing your race number on the front of your shirt. You may walk the 5K if registered, however we ask that athletes walking the 5K line up at the back of the starting area. Walkers and strollers are asked to line up in the back. This race is dog friendly. Dogs must be kept on short leash and line up at the back of the starting area.



1 Mile Fun Run  –  UNTIMED

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About the Race

The UNCW CAS Homecoming 5K and 1 Mile Run is now the College of Arts and Sciences’ signature homecoming event. We invite you to come out, have fun, see old friends, and support applied learning efforts that help students prepare for life and career beyond UNCW. Whether alum, student, faculty, staff, supporter, or friend we hope to see you at the race.

This year we want students, faculty, alumni and staff to join with friends and colleagues to run in teams. Awards will be given to the fastest team and the team with the most UNCW spirit. Dress in costume and dress in UNCW colors to show your UNCW/CAS pride.

About the Cause

Preparing students to be successful in the world of tomorrow and to be life-long learners committed to connecting with and giving back to their communities is the mission of the College of Arts and Sciences. The CAS is UNCW’s largest academic unit and is comprised of departments representing the arts, the humanities, the mathematical and natural sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences.

Applied learning is a hallmark of the student experience in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of the College’s departments requires an applied learning experience as a part of the curriculum for its undergraduate majors. Examples include faculty-directed research, internships, service learning, and capstone courses/projects, all of which challenge students to integrate various strands of knowledge and to apply that knowledge to broader real-world situations.

Through applied learning, students in the college gain direct hands-on experience with the skills relevant to their major as an essential part of their preparation for life and career. Proceeds from the race will go to supporting these types of experiences.


5K Awards
•Top 3 Overall Male and Female Finishers
•Top 3 Overall Masters (40 years and older) Male and Female Finishers
•Top 3 5K Finishers in Male and Female Age Groups: 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
•Most UNCW Spirit

Team Awards
•Fastest Team
•Most Team Spirit

1 Mile Family Fun Run Awards
•Top 3 Boys and Girls Receive Medals

Race Swag

Participants who register by Monday, January 16, 2017 are guaranteed a race shirt. Sizes include Youth XS – L, Male & Female XS – XXL, and are Cotton/Polyester Blend. Be sure to claim your shirt today!

About the Course

The course is a fast and flat track around the perimeter of UNCW. It passes through both new and historical areas of UNCW and provides a great opportunity to see how much the university has grown.


5K Course Map

Schedule of Events

Friday, February 3, 2017

4 – 7 PM  –  Packet Pickup & On-site Registration

Whole Foods Market
3804 Oleander Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28403

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Teaching Laboratory Building
601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC

6:45 AM  – On-site Registration Opens
7:45 AM  –  On-site Registration Closes
8:00 AM  –  1 Mile Fun Run Starts
8:30 AM  –  5K Race Start
9:30 AM  –  Awards Start (Time Approximate)


Participants can park in Lots T, S, and FF which can be found through the following link:



Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on February 1, 2017

Event Pricing

Through January 22 – $30
January 23 – Day of Race – $35

1 Mile Family Fun Run
Through – Day of Race – $15

Student Pricing (Must present valid student ID)
5K – $15
1 Mile Family Fun Run – $10


Waiver: The Registration Agreement & Liability Waiver is linked to the Online Registration. This must be selected and approved during registration.

Packet Pick-Up: Family or Friends may pick-up your Race Packet at Packet Pick-Up.

On-Site Registration: Registration is available starting one hour prior to race start. It closes 20 minutes prior to start.

Timing: Jaguar Bib Chip Timing will be used to time this race

Weather: This race is rain or shine. It will be postponed, rescheduled or cancelled if a severe weather warning is in effect.

Refunds requested by participant are as follows (minus credit card processing fee):
More than 60 days from event: Full Refund
Less than 60 days, but more than 30 days from event: 50% Refund
Less than 30 days, but more than two weeks from event: 25% Refund
Less than two weeks from event: No Refund
Entries are not transferable to other races Timed by Go Time as each race is organized by a different group. We must stick to this policy as race items have been purchased based on current registrations and it is not fair to choose who receives a refund and who does not.

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