Homecoming 5K

Special Hours Notice:

We want to thank you for your continued patience over these last few months. In coordination with the governor’s announcement this week regarding indoor fitness facilities, the Kaplan Center will be opening on Saturday, September 12th at 10:00am.

For the fall semester, our hours of operation will be:
Monday – Thursday 6:00am – 10:00pm
Friday 6:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 10:00pm

Over the next week, we will be updating our website and communicating details regarding your membership and important considerations when visiting the Kaplan Center.

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Be a superhero and support your fellow Spartans by participating in the Homecoming 5K

About the Event

The Homecoming 5K is an annual campus event that jump-starts a full day of homecoming events. Whether you are an alumni, current student, faculty, staff, family member, supporter, or just a pure runner this event is for you. This year’s event is supporting UNCG’s Spartan Open Pantry.

400 Participants = $3,500 Donation to the Spartan Open Pantry

If we reach our goal of 400 registered participants, a donation of $2,500 will be contributed to the Spartan Open Pantry. This equates to each participant providing 2 meals for a student in need. Participants and supports are also encouraged to bring food items for donation to the event race-day morning.

Spartan Open Pantry LogoThe Spartan Open Pantry program is overseen by the Wesley-Luther ministry. From assistance for students who need a little help at the end of the month, to homeless students and families who depend on the pantry for complete support, the SOP assists our neighbors who need a hand. The Spartan Open Pantry is part of the Partners Assisting the Homeless & Hungry Spartans (PATHS), coordinated by the Dean of Students Office, an also part of UNCG Cares, a newly-launched initiative to bring together all of the resources available to students who may be facing challenges.

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Registration is currently open. Please be aware that registration for this event will be on-line. Therefore, we will only accept credit-card for payment. Registration include:

  1. Run Kit
  2. DC Wonder Woman Run finisher’s medal
  3. Commemorative run bib
  4. Professional run photos: free to download and share
  5. Heroic run course experience and post-run party!

Day-of-event registrations will be accepted.

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Race Route

5K race map

Schedule and Event Details


  1. Friday, October 18th: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
  2. Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness: 1301 W. Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC (directions)


  1. Saturday, October 19th: 9:00am
  2. Tunnel by UNCG Police Station: 1200 W. Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC


  1. Free race-day parking on Saturday, October 19th: 9:00 am – 5:00pm
  2. UNCG Lot 49: 1301 W. Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC (parking map)