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Stampede for Student Success 5K/2K 2K (no additional fees)

Sat, Nov 4, 2023
Sat, Nov 4, 2023
09:00am - 10:00am
Gaston College - Dallas Campus
Gaston College - Dallas Campus,
201 Highway 321 South,
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Sat, Nov 4, 2023
09:00am - 10:00am


Gaston College - Dallas Campus,
201 Highway 321 South,
Get directions


Stampede for Student Success 5K/2K 2K (no additional fees) is happening on Saturday,November 04,2023 at 09:00AM EDT to Saturday,November 04,2023 at 10:00AM EDT at Gaston College - Dallas Campus with tickets starting at $15.

In our third year, Gaston College will team up withToyota of Gastonia,Mazda of Gastonia, Daimler Truck, andRöchlingto present the Stampede for Student Success 5k Run/2K Walk on Saturday, November 04, 2023.

Proceeds from this event will go toward the Gaston College Foundation Fund. This fund ensures that Gaston College will have the immediate funding to meet critical campus needs and seize emerging opportunities that will enrich our students’ experience, transform lives, and improve our community.

Student Impact

Gaston College students appreciate the generosity of donors that help them as they work toward their goals. One student scholar recently said, “The financial assistance provided to me by the Gaston College Foundation helped me during a severe and overwhelming time when I thought I was going to give up. I am very proud to be a Gaston College student!”

Participate in the $50 Challenge to Win a Cruise!

You can support Gaston College's Students by participating in this Year’s $50 Challenge.

  • Clickhere or the "Donate" tab and register to become a fundraiser.
  • After completing your registration, share your personalized link with friends, family, and community members.
  • Every $50 a team/individual raises will serve as an entry for a drawing for a Royal Caribbean Cruise for two until November 2, 2023.
    A winner will be selected and contacted on November 3, 2023.

Race Day Schedule

The 5k Run and 2K Walk will start and finish at Wyss Tower.

  • 7:00 AM - 8:15 AM: Race Day Packet Pick up (Wyss Tower)
  • 8:30 AM: 5K Run Start
  • 9:00 AM: 2K Walk Start
  • 9:45 AM: Awards

Packet Pick-Up

Early Pick-up – Thursday, November 02, 2022; Noon - 5:00 PM

Bank OZK

529 S New Hope Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054

Race Day – Saturday, November 4; 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM

Gaston College – Wyss Tower

(View Course Map Below)

Race Day Registration

Late registration will be offered on race day between 7 - 8 AM. Credit/Debit card transactions will be the only method of payment that will be accepted.


Every participant who registered by 11:59 PM on September 22, 2022, will receive a race day t-shirt.Shirts may not be exchanged for different sizes.

Awards (5K Only)

We will award the top male and female overall winners.

We will then award the top three finishers for both males and females in each of the following age categories:

  • 12 and Under
  • 13 - 18
  • 19 - 24
  • 25 - 29
  • 30 - 34
  • 35 - 39
  • 40 - 44
  • 45 - 49
  • 50 - 54
  • 55 - 59
  • 60 - 64
  • 65 - 69
  • 70 and up

*Overall winners are not eligible to win in their age category


Race personnel will direct you to an available parking lot. The entrance to Gaston College and parking lots will Close at 8:15 AM.(View Course Map)

Weather/Cancellation Policy

Races are held, rain or shine, unless Gaston College determines that conditions are too dangerous. This will decision made on race weekend or race day. If the race is canceled due to inclement weather there will be no refunds. All participant registration proceeds are applied toward the Gaston College Foundation Fund.

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