Community to Rally Around UNCW Athletics at Color Me Rad 5K

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

On Sunday, Oct. 20, UNCW will host the highly anticipated Color Me Rad 5K. The run will be the first of its kind on the UNCW campus and will begin at 9 a.m. with waves of 1,000 people taking off every 20 minutes.

There will be road closures and extreme traffic conditions beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, continuing through 1:30 p.m.  Wagoner Drive on the front of campus will remain closed through much of this time and Riegel Road will be closed in front of Belk Hall toward the back of campus as will the Wood Dale entrance. Traffic will be limited to one lane of travel on Randall Drive and Walton Drive. Avoid the campus if at all possible during this time. Those who need to exit or enter the campus during this time are strongly encouraged to use the Rose Ave. entrance. Please see a campus map for parking lot locations.

Color Me Rad participants are encouraged to walk, bike or carpool. Participants are encouraged to park in the College Road Cinema Park & Ride lot, which is located across from campus on College Road behind BB&T and Taco Bell. The Wilmington Trolley Company will be providing open-air shuttles from 7:30 am to 11:30 am for all participants and spectators.  

Additional Information about Parking Lots on Campus 

Lots K, K extension, A, M and E - enter off of Hurst Drive from College Road or MacMillian Ave and turn onto Hamilton Drive. These lots will have limited access in and out throughout the event. 

Lots B & F - enter off of Randall & Wagoner Drive from College Road. Access to these lots will be denied from 8:30-11 a.m.

Lots C, D, G, H & Q - enter off of Randall Drive from College Road. Access to these lots will be denied from 8:30-11 a.m.

Lots P, L,O, O extension,  J, AA - enter off of Riegel Road. Access to these lots will be denied from 8:30-11 a.m.

Lots T, S & U - enter off of Walton Drive. Access to these lots will be denied during the event.

Please note: UNCW Police and Parking Crews will be on-site during the event to provide event security and direct traffic. More than 9,000 people are expected to participate in this event, so please plan ahead, carpool and be patient as you make your way to the RAD Start Line!