When & Where

Saturday, February 2, 2019

UNCW (Near Tennis Courts)
601 S College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403


5K  –  TIMED
Fun Run  –  UNTIMED

Start Times

8:00 AM  –  Fun Run Start
8:30 AM  –  5K Start

2019 UNCW CAS Homecoming Photos

2019 UNCW CAS Homecoming Results

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 & Female
• Top 3 in Age Groups, Male & Female:
9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, & 60+

Team Awards
• Most UNCW or CAS Spirit
• Fastest Team

Race Swag

 Race Shirts will be guaranteed to participants who register by 11:59pm on Sunday, January 20, 2019 . The shirts are available in Youth S-M and Adult Unisex S-XXL cut sizes, and are made of a Cotton/Polyester blend.

 Be sure to claim your shirt today by registering!

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. This race is also stroller & dog friendly!

Schedule & Parking Info

Friday, February 1, 2019

Whole Foods
3804 Oleander Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28403

4 PM – 7 PM – Packet Pickup

If you cannot make it, packets can also be picked up at the Race when Registration Opens. Please allow enough extra time before the race starts to pickup your packet.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

UNCW (Near Tennis Courts)
601 S College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403

7:00 AM  –  Registration Opens
7:45 AM  –  Registration Closes
8:00 AM  –  Fun Run Start
8:30 AM  –  5K Start
9:30 AM  –  Awards

Race Day Parking

Parking is available inside the UNCW campus at Lot K, which is next to the Tennis Courts where the race starts and finishes.

Want to Volunteer or Sponsor?

Questions About the Event?


5K Race
Through January 20  — $30

January 21 through Race Day  — $35

Students: Through Race Day — $15

Military/First Responders/Educators  — $5 OFF

Fun Run/Walk
Through Race Day  — $15

Students/Military/First Responders/Educators — $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: There are no refunds, registration will be accepted as a donation.

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.