Many to Start New Year Right During Charlotte New Year’s Day 5K


Many Charlotteans will ring in the new year in a fun and physical way during the second annual Charlotte New Year’s Day 5K. Participants will run or walk alongside the LYNX Blue Line in University City. This first race of 2022 will wrap with a festive brunch celebration of friends and family who will greet their loved ones across the finish line, live music, pancakes, craft beer from Armored Cow Brewing Company, hot cider and mimosas for VIP participants.

The race will be held on Saturday, January 1 with the race set to start at Old Concord Road Station at 10 a.m. and a brunch and celebration to follow at McCollough Commons Shopping Center at W.T. Harris and N Tryon Streets at 11:00 a.m.

Charlotte New Year’s Day 5K is presented by Atrium Health and raises awareness about hunger challenges in Charlotte. The race proceeds will benefit Hope Street Food Pantry, which serves hundreds in need. More information can be found