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The Umstead Coalition 
Celebrating Umstead State Park since 1934!

Vendors, Exhibitors, and Musicians

We extend a big thanks to our vendors and exhibitors listed below!

The 2023 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead will be held April 22, 2023 from 8am-12:30pm. Location: Private pasture near 6000 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh. 

Gates open 8am.  Admission is free for the exhibits, music, craft vendors, food truck, spectators to cheer the runners, walkers, and bikers with no need to register.  To participate in the timed 4-mile Walk/Run or the bike rides, you need to register (registration includes a T-shirt!). 

Autumn Cobeland, Raleigh Greenway Artist

Celebrate the "Year of the Trails" ! Autumn Cobeland is a painter, muralist, triathlete, and Raleigh native. Cobeland's "Umstead in Winter" painting is featured on the T-shirts for this year's event - a limited printing.  The T-shirts are included in your registration packet for the Walk/Run/Bike and will be available for purchase at the event.  Autumn will have her paintings at her vendor tent. The T-shirt sales will be at the "Sales" tent.


HHP Designs, Heather Levine

Heather Levine is a unique nature-inspired jewelry artist. 


Morgan Koble Ceramics

Handmade pottery and ceramics by Morgan Koble.


The American Wildlife Refuge

Come visit with live owls!

The American Wildlife Refuge helps rescue birds of prey, rehabilitate injured raptors, release rehabilitated birds, provide a refuge for unreleaseable birds, and  we educate the public about wild raptors in the Raleigh, NC area and beyond.  


North Carolina Herpetological Society

Did someone say live snakes? !

The North Carolina Herpetological Society has been dedicated to reptile and amphibian conservation since 1978. 


Trader Joe's

Trader Joe's donated the bottled water for our event and will have some games.  You might win their grocery bag of goodies as a door prize.

Old North Cycling Team

The 4-mile, 7-mile and 13.5-mile bike routes are tours, not races. Big thanks to Old North Cycling Team for leading the bike tours!  A map is included in your registration packet.  You can enter self timing and see route assistance on the RunGo App.

Carolina Godiva Track Club

The 4-mile Walk/Run timing is by Caroline Godiva Track Club.  Immediate race results on April 22 are available at:


The Alliance for Reedy Creek Trenton Corridor (ARCTC) exists to preserve and enhance the safety and environment of the areas along Trenton and Reedy Creek Roads near William B. Umstead State Park. We support use of the greenways, parks, and roadways by neighbors and recreational users while seeking to minimize conflict with vehicle traffic. We are committed to protecting the local park, forest, farm and greenway areas.

Silent Auction & Door Prizes

Bidding on the silent auction items goes from 8-11:30am.  Check out the amazing items we have this year. Door prizes are available to all event attendees (including Angus Barn gift cards!).


Native Plants Sale

We'll be selling locally-grown, native ferns, flowers, shrubs and trees (including pawpaws and blueberries!). 

  • 4 inch: $10
  • 1 gal (except for Pawpaw): $20
  • 1 gal Pawpaw: $25
  • Seeds: $1


William B. Umstead State Park History

Photo exhibit of the Park's history and wildlife

Porta Potties & Hand Washing Station

Donated by Meridian Waste


On the Stage:

  • Bruce Emery
  • Bett Padgett
  • Blevens, Nixon, and Gage
  • Bett Padgett and the Mosskateers

On the Park Trails:

  • Saint Francis Brass Band
  • Woodland Pipers
  • Junior Baltazar
  • Scott Huler

The Umstead Coalition

We are a nonprofit dedicated to preserving the natural integrity of William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek Corridor.


The Umstead Coalition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.