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The Umstead Coalition 
Celebrating Umstead State Park since 1934!

Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead

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

Thank you to all the attendees, volunteers, vendors, exhibitors and musicians for the 2023 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead! View the 2023 race results for the 4-mile run. Thanks to Carolina Godiva Track Club for doing the timing.

2023 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead - Saturday April 22, 2023 (Earth Day)

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, native plant sale, food truck and more. All funds raised are used for the benefit of Umstead State Park. Event location: Pasture at 6000 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh, NC 27607. 

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

The bike ride starts at 9:30am. 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 20. 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.


2023 Registration Fees

The 2023 event T-shirt

Registration, waiver and fee must be completed to officially register for the event.

This year's event T-shirt is very special. To celebrate the "Year of the Trails" we are excited to reveal that Autumn Cobeland has allowed us to direct print one of her fabulous Umstead State Park trail designs on the shirt! This will be a limited edition, limited printing, so you don't want to miss out. The shirt is included in the event registration and will also be available for sale at registration events, as well as at the Walk/Run/Bike. Come see Autumn Copeland at her vendor booth at the event!

Early bird pricing through April 16 (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 17-April 22 (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 25 (2-4pm). Umstead State Park Visitor Center
  • Saturday, April 1 (10am-noon). Walk/Run/Bike site, (pasture near) 6000 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh (look for Walk/Run/Bike sign)
  • Friday, April 7 (3-5pm). Great Outdoor Provision (Village District, Raleigh)
  • Saturday, April 15 (2-4pm). Reedy Creek Park Entrance (off Harrison Ave, Cary) with Spring Native Plant Sale
  • Sunday, April 16 (2-4pm). Inside-Out Sports (Cary store)
  • Friday, April 21 (5-7 pm). (near) 6000 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh (look for Walk/Run/Bike sign)
  • Saturday, April 22 (8- 9 am). Walk/Run/Bike site, (near) 6000 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh (look for Walk/Run/Bike sign)Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh

Event Schedule

The event will be held in the pasture at 6000 Reedy Creek Road, Raleigh, NC 27607.

  • 8am -9am: Registration and Packet pickup
  • 8am-11:30am: Silent Auction 
  • 8am-noon  native plant sale
  • 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 Triangle Off-Road Cyclists and 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, Junior Baltazar, Scott Huler). The Walk/Run race results will be available immediately at map
  • 10:15am-12:30pm: Main stage concert (Nixon, Blevins and Gage; Bett Padgett and the Mosskateers)
  • 10:45am: Approximate time, 4-mile winners announced from the main stage; awards given

Silent Auction & Door Prizes

The Silent Auction will be held at the event on April 22, 2023 from 8am-11:30am. And anyone at the event on April 23, 2023 from 8am-12:30pm is eligible for door prizes (you don't have to be registered). We have lots of great items and are adding more  keep checking back!


Interested in being a musician on the Park trails?


Vendor, Exhibits - Free to all 


Swag & Freebees

Registration packets include:

  • $20 off running shoes, Inside-Out Sports
  • 15% off coupon, Great Outdoor Provision Company
  • $15% off coupon, Sassool (Raleigh and Cary locations)
  • Lip balm, donated by Burt's Bees

On-site donations include:

  • Water, donated by Trader Joe's
  • Hummus and pita bread, donated by Sassool
  • Fruit, donated by RH Produce
  • Candy, donated by Bill Padgett

Event Location

The event will be at the private pasture near William B. Umstead State Park. We'll have parking assistants. (near) 6000 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.