23rd Annual Central Piedmont Skyline Run 2019

Saturday, May 11, 2019

CPCC Central Campus
1206 Elizabeth Avenue

Please join us for the 23rd Annual Central Piedmont Skyline Run on Saturday, May 11, 2019. An estimated 800 participants are expected to attend this family-friendly event which supports Central Piedmont student scholarships and other student needs. The Central Piedmont Skyline Run features four components including the Kaye McGarry 5K Run, Walk for Health, 1-mile Family Fun Run and the 5K Baby Jogger Championship. Vendors will be on hand in the Health/Fitness and Food zones to discuss and promote healthy living.
For our 2019 event, we are placing a spotlight on all moms in our community and raising scholarship dollars to support our student mothers--women who are seeking the education and career training opportunities they need to secure meaningful employment and a bright future for their families. Your registration helps to provide opportunities and contributes to the upward mobility of our community's citizens.

The 2019 Central Piedmont Skyline Run is certified by USATF (certificate # NC15039DF).

Previous Year Photos
2015 Skyline Run

Student Success Story: Amelia Zytka
Amelia Zytka standing in gallery spaceWhen Amelia Zytka began researching colleges in 2017, Central Piedmont wasn't her top choice. In fact, it wasn't even her second or third. "I wanted to attend a four-year school, from start to finish," she explains.

Now, Amelia is a Central Piedmont student in her final semester and plans to graduate with an Associate in Arts degree in May. So what changed her mind?

"I learned about the many traditional and online courses Central Piedmont had to offer, as well as the quality of its programs," she explains. "As a mom to two boys, with a husband that works full time, it was important that I be able to take online classes to make life manageable. I realized Central Piedmont's flexible learning schedule would best help me juggle the demands of raising a family while going to school it quickly became the right fit for me."

Today, Amelia's days are spent homeschooling her sons, studying art history at Central Piedmont, and working part-time as a gallery assistant in the Central Piedmont Galleries on Central Campus.

For the aspiring gallery director/museum curator, Amelia's work in the gallery is a dream job that not only gives her the opportunity to learn how an exhibit comes to fruition, but also to be recognized for her hard work.

"So much of being a mom is being everything to everyone and not expecting anything in return," says Amelia. "When I heard that Skyline Run was flipping that logic on its head and planning to support student moms, I signed up for the event. I look forward to crossing that finish line in May, both as a runner and a Central Piedmont graduate."

While Amelia's prepping for race day, she's also preparing for life after Central Piedmont. "I'm transferring to UNC-Charlotte in the fall to study Art History. Luckily my degree at Central Piedmont is providing me with at least half the credits I'll need to earn my bachelor's. After that, I'd like to pursue my master's degree in museum studies. I know I have a long way to go, but I'm confident I'll get there thanks to the phenomenal start I received at Central Piedmont."