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Celebrating Umstead State Park since 1934!

Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead - Last year!

2024 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead - Saturday, April 20, 2024!

Do not miss this year!  This will be our 30th year and our last at the Walton Pasture.  We want to extend a sincere thanks to the Walton family for the last 30 years we have been able to hold an event on this amazing location.  The Umstead Coalition is proud we prevented a proposed highway through this pasture site and William B. Umstead State Park and grateful for the great residential neighbors that effort enabled as well.  We have other exciting events planned for the future, but the Walk/Run/Bike is an fun family event like no other - so don't miss out!



Enjoy a great day on park trails with a 4-mile walk/run or 4, 7 or 13-mile bike ride. Our annual event includes runners, walkers, bikers, babies in strollers and pets on leashes. There are children's activities, live music, a silent auction, door prizes, craft vendors, Umstead T-shirt and hat sales, food truck and more. All funds raised are used for the benefit of Umstead State Park. Event location: Pasture at 5920 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh, NC 27607. 

4, 7 or 13-Mile Bike Ride — Starts at 9:30am

The bike ride starts at 9:30am. Old North Cycling and Triangle Off-Road  Cyclists (TORC) will provide guided rides within the Park. This is not a race and  you must provide your own bike. Trails are gravel, so mountain or hybrid bikes are recommended. Helmets are required. The number of participants on the bike rides are capped at 100 for trail safety.  


4-Mile Walk/Run — Starts at 9:45am

The walk/run starts at 9:45am. Official race timing for the 4-mile race will be provided by Carolina Godiva Track Club for 1 hour.  Self-timing will continue until 1.5 hours after walk/run start.  To get a race chip and be eligible for an official race time, you must register before midnight on Thursday, April 18. Prizes will be awarded to fastest finishers (male and female) in these age groups (thanks to Inside Out Sports for prizes for all the winners and to Great Outdoor Provision Company for gift cards for the fastest woman, man, and child overall):

  • 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)

View the 4-mile race results  for previous years.



This year's t-shirt will feature the Great Horned Owl.   The owl is an illustration by Julie Todd, a winner in our Umstead Illustration contest. The short sleeve are triblend, the long sleeve and youth are 100% combed cotton. 

Registration Fees - REGISTRATION LINK

Registration, waiver and fee must be completed to officially register for the event.  The first 75 registrants receive a $25 gift card from Great Outdoor Provision Company, expires 6/30/24.

Swag with your registration:
  • Bib for Walk/Run/Bike (runners and walkers have timing chip)
  • T-shirt (short-sleeve; add $10 for long-sleeve)
  • 20% gift card for Great Outdoor Provision Company (expires end of May)
  • 10% coupon for Sassool Mediterranean Cafe (expires end of May)
  • 20% coupon off running shoes at Inside-Out Sports (expires end of May)
Early bird pricing through April 14 (save $10)
  • Child (age 12 & under day of event) $20
  • Adult (age 13-29 event day) $35
  • Adult Plus (age 30-39 event day) $35
  • Master (age 40-49 event day) $35
  • Master Plus (age 50-59 event day) $40
  • Senior (age 60 and above event day) $30
Pricing April 15-April 20 (day of the event)
  • Child (age 12 & under day of event) $30
  • Adult (age 13-29 event day) $45
  • Adult Plus (age 30-39 event day) $45
  • Master (age 40-49 event day) $45
  • Master Plus (age 50-59 event day) $45
  • Senior (age 60 and above event day) $40

Packet Pick-Up

Pick up your event bag, T-shirt, coupons and bib at these locations:

  • Saturday, March 30 (1-3pm). Umstead State Park Visitor Center
  • Saturday, April 6 (10am-noon). Walk/Run/Bike site, (pasture near) 5920 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh (look for Walk/Run/Bike sign)
  • Friday, April 12 (3-5pm). Great Outdoor Provision (Village District, Raleigh)
  • Saturday, April 13 (1-4pm). Inside-Out Sports (Cary store)
  • Friday, April 19 (5-7 pm). (near) 5920 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh (look for Walk/Run/Bike sign)
  • Saturday, April 20 (8- 9 am). Walk/Run/Bike site, (near) 5920 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh (look for Walk/Run/Bike sign)Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh

Food Vendors  (the vendors are donating part of their sales to help our Park!)

  • Papa Murphy's Pizza - fresh baked on site! ($3 for single large slice; $5 for 2 slices) - half of proceeds donated to the Umstead Coalition! 
  • Maui Wowi Smoothies & Coffee
  • Popcorn - fresh popped!
  • Free:  Hummus and pita bread from Sassool 
  • Free: Water  (although you can minimize plastic use by bringing your own water)
  • Free: Fruit donated by RH Produce

Donate for a Drawing to Win a 4-burner gas grill 

Walton & Maready Orthodonitics are donating a grill.  Donations for drawing tickets will be at event and also online

Exhibits and Vendors

Event Schedule

The event will be held in the pasture at 5920 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh, NC 27607.

  • 8am -9am: Registration and Packet pickup
  • 8am-11:30am: Silent Auction 
  • 8am-12:30pm: Craft vendors, children activities, exhibits
  • 8am-9am:  Bruce Emery, Guitar concert, main stage
  • 9am-9:30am: Bett Padgett, MC and music and door prizes at the main stage
  • 9:30am Tour de TORC (led by Old North Cycling): Guided 4-mile beginner and 13-mile intermediate mountain bike ride on Park trails. The route maps are in your packet and signs will be at each turn.  Feel free to ride a different distance then you signed up for -- just have fun in the Park. Route maps
  • 9:45am: Walk/Run (4-mile) start with live music on Park trails (Saint Francis Brass Quintet, Woodland Pipers). The Walk/Run race results will be available immediately at      Route map
  • 10:15am-12:30pm: Main stage concert (Nixon, Williams and Gage; Bett Padgett and the Mosskateers)
  • 10:45am: Approximate time, 4-mile winners announced from the main stage; awards given
  • Approx 12:30pm -- Drawing for the grill donated by Walton & Maready Orthodontics

Silent Auction & Door Prizes 

The Silent Auction will be held at the event on April 20, 2024 from 8am-11:30am. And anyone at the event on from 8am-12:30pm is eligible for door prizes (you don't have to be registered). 

See the 47 Fabulous Silent Auction items HERE-->

See the Door Prize items HERE-->

Interested in being a musician on the Park trails?


Event Location

The event will be at the private pasture near William B. Umstead State Park. We'll have parking assistants. 5920 Reedy Creek Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607.  Look for the sign and Wake County Sherriff blue light.

Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead

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.