2017 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead
Saturday, April 22, 2017 (Earth Day!)
Early Bird Registration Discount through April 15
Registration will open in January.
1st 75 to register will receive gift from Great Outdoor Provision Company!
Information on this page is for 2016 event. We expect the 2017 Walk/Run/Bike to be similar.
SUPPORT William B. Umstead State Park and enjoy a great day on Park Trails, listening to great music, and enjoying children activities. Thanks to Triangle Off Road Cylists (TORC) for the Tour de TORC guided bike rides and Carolina Godiva Track Club for race timing!!
Thanks to all for supporting William B. Umstead State Park.
Musicians (Subject to change):
Goodie bags include great stuff like:
Awesome event T-shirt
Map of trails in Umstead State Park with mileage distances
15% Coupon for Great Outdoor Provision Co
Food gift from Neomonde Deli
Discounted Chiropractic exam from Tobin Family Chiropractic
Discount coupon for Raleigh Orthopaedic
First 75 registrants get "Farm to Feet" socks from Great Outdoor Provision Company.
Spectators welcome at no charge
Other items available to buy to support Umstead State Park will include:
Official race timing will be provided by Carolina Godiva Track Club for 1 hour. Self-timing will continue until 1.5 hours after walk/run start.
4-mile Race Results for current and previous years are posted (click link)
The prizes will be awarded to fastest finishers (male and female) in these age groups:
Child, age 12 and under (top 3)
Adult, age 13-29 (top 4)
Adult Plus, age 30-39 (top 4)
Master, age 40-49 (top 4)
Master Plus, age 50-59 (top 4)
Senior, age 60 and over (top 4)
Race prizes from Inside Out Sports will be awarded to the above winners as they cross the finish line.
In addition, gift cards from Great Outdoor Provision will awarded to the fastest female ($100 gift card)), male ($100 gift card) and child ($50 gift card). These 3 winners will be announced and awarded from the stage.
Must get a card at 2 mile turn-around to show full 4-miles
4-, 7- mile and 12- mile bike tours:
Triangle Off-Road Bike Club (TORC) will provide guided rides within the Park. This is not a race. You must provide your own bike. Trails are gravel, so mountain or hybrid bike is recommended. Helmets are required. The number of participants on the bike tours are capped at 100 for trail safety.
Maps are provided (and signs will be posted along route).
Private meadow next to the Park (NOT a normal Park entrance). From Wade Ave, go N on Blue Ridge Road, left on Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh.
Arrive early (no entry during the start of the Bike or the Walk/Run).6000 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh
Drinking Water on-site:
We are trying to minimize our bottle usage. We will still have bottled water on the site. AND, we will also have large containers of water in which you can fill up your water bottle.
We will have a recycling, compost and landfill station behind the large food tent. We are self-recycling this year, please try to sort waste carefully.
FREE Snack Food:
2016 T-shirt features the stunning belted kingfisher. The bird is on the back, the "I love William B. Umstead State Park is a small printing on the front).
The belted kingfisher's habitat is along streams and lakes in our Park. It nests in banks. It makes a loud dry rattle. The female has an additional rusty breastband.
The t-shirt is an amazing fabric. Color "Willow" (a darkish green). Style is Authentic brand, pigment XtraFine T-shirt. It's 5oz 100% combed ringspun cotton and it so SO soft! Double-needle stitching throughout, Garment-dyed in the USA for a soft, lived-in feel. Youth style is 5.6oz. Some sizes in youth and long sleeve are a different color and fabric.
On-site parking, please arrive before 9am for Walk/Run/Bike. Cars will be allowed to enter/exit again after 9:50am. (Car-pooling is appreciated)
Schedule, Saturday, April 16, 2016 (subject to change)
Children activites include:
Other Exibits include:
Silent Auction (PLEASE let us know if you have an item to donate for the Silent Auction, 100% of donations go to help Umstead State Park):
NOTE: You can attend all the free stuff without registering - just come on over anytime between 8am to 12:30pm. FREE with no registration required for: music, spectators to walk/run/bike, kids crafts, food trucks (breakfast and lunch), Silent Auction, native plant sales, kid activities, art exhibits, and more ..