Spring 2022 Chapel Hill, NC 27599 US Directions
DNA Day 5K Postponed

New Date: Spring 2022

Dear DNA Day 5k runners,
We regret to inform you that the DNA Day 5k will be postponed until Spring 2022. This decision was not easily made, as we were excited to hold it and we know that many of you have been preparing with training, lab t-shirts, etc. However, this decision is in accordance with UNC School of Medicine policies and our belief that it is important to show respect to UNC’s heath care physicians, nurses, and staff who are currently treating a record number of COVID patients. By postponing to the spring we expect that the race can be carried out with the social aspects that many runners appreciate. In addition, we are planning to bring our DNA Day school visits back in person this spring and hope we can celebrate that with a full, in person 5K around the same time.

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new event date once it is set, and look forward to having you join us. Our desired month to reschedule is May 2022 but do not have a date set at this time. Thanks for your patience! 

The goal of this race is to raise money for science outreach and allowing us to keep your registration fee as a donation will continue to fund the NC DNA Day annual event. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand and hope you can join us when we come back in person. We fill process refunds over the next month.  

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

UNC Chapel Hill Campus
200 Raleigh St.
Chapel Hill, NC US 27599

The NC DNA Day 5K is an annual run to support science education in North Carolina. Specifically, funds raised from this event will support North Carolina DNA Day – an annual event that connects NC scientists with high school classrooms across the state 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.  NC DNA Day sends over 150 scientists into high schools each year, and since 2010 has reached over 75,000 students statewide! The run takes place on the beautiful campus of UNC Chapel Hill. 


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