Special Events

Spring Fling

Spring Fling is a 2.7mile fun run or 1.5 mile walk open to all UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff. In previous years, over 300 participants have completed the Spring Fling individually or as part of a departmental team. The event promotes physical activity, health and well-being and provides employees with the opportunity to contribute to the UNC Carolina Cupboard by making a canned food donation. In addition, pet donations will be given to the Orange County Animal Shelter. Free refreshments will be provided for participants after the event. This event is rain or shine!  

Date:  Friday, May 3, 2024 

Time:  Check-in: 11:30-12pm
               Participant Meeting: 12pm
               Start time: 12:15pm

Location:  Front of Student Recreation Center  

Register Here (All individuals and teams members must register online)

Registration Opens:  Monday, April 1, 2024 

Registration Closes: Wednesday, May 1, 2024 

Spring Fling Run Map / Spring Fling Walk Map

Prizes: All participants will be eligible for prize drawings following the run/walk. An award will be given to the MOST SPIRITED team and the team with the MOST CREATIVE COSTUMES celebrating the spring season. 

Donations: Collections will be made for two charities this season: Non-perishable food items will be donated to the UNC Carolina Cupboard. Non-perishable pet items will be donated to the local animal shelters (food, old blankets, leashes, bowls, collars, etc. are all welcome).  

Contact:  Lauren Mangili