The Umstead Coalition 

Celebrating Umstead State Park since 1934!

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Rules & Information

Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead

1. Help increase your support and tell others about the event.
    • Donate or raise additional pledges - including your employer's match.
    • Form a TEAM of 5 or more registered individuals. Members of teams can register and pick up packets together or individually. Except: Teams registering on event-day must hand in registrations and pledges for the entire team together.
2. This is a non-alcoholic, family event.

3. Spectators are welcome at no charge.

4. Dogs are welcome with runners/walkers, but must be kept on a 6-foot leash (dogs do not get an official time)

5. Bike tours are guided by Triangle Off-Road Cyclists (TORC) volunteers, pleasure rides - no racing. Helmets required (no helmet, no ride); fat tires recommended.

6. Race timing for runners by Carolina Godiva Track Club.  Official race timing will continue for 1 hour; self-timing for 1.5 hours.  Awards for top racers from Inside Out Sports will be given when cross the finish line. 

The fastest overall female, male and child will be announced from the stage and also receive their gift certificates from Great Outdoor Provision Company.

Electronic timing for the runners and walkers who finish within 1 hour!  The results will be posted immediately following race.

Top 4 in each adult category win.  Top 3 in child (must be completed under own power, no assists or strollers).  Male and female.  46 total winners. 

Age Groups:

  • Age 12 and under (Child)
  • Age 13-29 (Adult)
  • Age 30-39 (Adult Plus)
  • Age 40-49 (Master)
  • Age 50-59 (Master Plus)
  • Age 60 and over (Senior)

Please, only go through the race timing finish line if you have completed the entire 4-mile run/walk (no bikers).  Bikers and non 4-milers, go through alternative shoot.

Must get a card at 2 mile turn-around to show full 4-miles completed.

7. NO refunds, no transfers.  No rain date. Event goes rain or shine.

8. All runners, walkers, and bikers must wear their bib on shirt front during event.

9. All event participants (no matter how far you walk/run/bike), get a special treat after the finish line. 

10. Funds raised will be used by The Umstead Coalition to protect our Park, offer environmental education and assist with land acquisition for William B. Umstead State Park.

The Umstead Coalition

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