The Umstead Coalition
Dedicated to the appreciation, use, and preservation of the William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek natural area

2020 Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Early Bird Registration Discount through Sunday April 12

On-line registration through Thursday April 16.  On-site registration Friday April 17  (5-7pm) and event day April 18 (8-9am). Click link below:

Registration will open January, 2010

Spectators Welcome at no charge

To Volunteer :

Volunteer Sign-ups will open January 2020

1st 75 to register will receive gift from Great Outdoor Provision Company!

Packet Pickup events:

Registration Events


Upcoming events

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.


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
15% Coupons for Inside Out Sports
20% Coupon for Outdoor Bird Company
10% Coupon for Sassool 
Mediterranean Cafe, Strickland Road
10% Coupon for All Star Bike Shops

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Fruit bar from Trader Joes

and more.


Registration Fee:

  • Child (under age 13   $20  ($15 through April 7)
  • Adult (age 13-39)     $40  ($30 through April 7)
  • Master (age 40-64)   $40  ($30 through April 7)
  • Senior (age 65+)       $35  ($35 through April 7)
    Early Bird discount through April 7

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:

  • T-shirts (this year's and previous) $15
  • Pollinator Plants ($3 to $20) - includes: purple coneflower, blazing star, cardinal flower, swamp sunflower, Black-eyed Susan, New England Aster, aromatic aster, obedient plant, beautyberry, black & blue salvia, autumn joy sedum, purple hyacinth bean
  • Umstead State Park Hats $15
  • Topos of William B. Umstead State Park $10 (Laminated)
  • and more.... 


4-mile run/walk: 

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). 

    Parking on-site:

    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, Raleig

    2019 Salamander, New T-shirt

    This year's new T-shirt is spectacular!  Super soft, 100% cotton. This year's theme: Amphibians: Spotted Salamander and Eastern Newt in William B. Umstead State Park. 

    You will LOVE the fabric. , 100 percent Airlume combed and ringspun cotton and very soft!

    2019 T-shirt features the eastern Newt (Notophthalmus viridescens) on the front and spotted salamander (Ambystoma maculatum).on the back

    More information on salamanders:   from The North Carolina Herpetological Society

    The short sleeve adult unisex and youth t-shirt are a Bella-Canvas 4.2oz, 100 percent Airlume combed and ringspun cotton; Color Soft Cream (youth color is heather stone). There is a long sleeve option (also 100% cotton), color ash.


    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 18, 2020 

    (tentative, subject to change)

    Official 4-mile race timing ends 10:45am.  Race clock will remain for self timing until 11:15am.

    Silent Auction:  Bids open 8am.  Bids close NOON.


    Bruce Emory. Main stage concert

    • Registration & Packet pickup
    • Warm up exercises at the Camp Gladiator tent
    • Silent Auction opens

     Bett Padgett, MC

    • Rod Broadbelt tribute
    • Announcements
    • Door Prizes

    Tour de TORC. Guided 4-mile beginner or
    12 mile intermediate mountain bike ride tours

    • Warm up exercises at the Camp Gladiator tent
     9:45am Walk/Run (4-mile) with live music on Park trails
    10:20am-11:20am Nixon, Blevins, and Gage.  Main stage concert
    • 4-mile race awards
    • Door Prizes
     11:30am-12:30pm Bett Padgett and Humdinging Moskateers (Main Stage)
    •  Door Prizes
    12:40-1:30pm Bett Padgett and friends. Main stage concert
     1:30pm  Event ends

    Food Trucks:

    • Loco Pops ($3 each)
    • El Ray dol Taco ($2 each, plus deluxe options)

    Children (of all ages) activities include: 

    • Live owls by American Wildlife Refuge
    • Live snakes by North Carolina Herpetological Society
    • Stuff mammals (petable) found at Umstead State Park
    • Kids crafts (including temporary tatoos!)
    • Rescue dogs
    Other Exhibits include:
    • Photo exhibit of history and natural resources at William B. Umstead State Park (along with informational literature)
    • Pollinator Plant Sales and Umstead "treasures" for sale
    • Autumn Cobeland Paintings
    • Thapas Pottery
    • GeoBoutique, nature inspired jewelry
    • Talk to the Mushroom Guru - Geoff Balme, and see a draft of his new "Mushrooms of Umstead State Park" book
    • and more!!

    Silent Auction (100% of donations go to help Umstead State Park) (List subject to change):

    • Custom jewelry by GeoBoutique

    • 4 Summerfest tickets, NC Symphony
    • $150 Gift Card, Angus Barn
    • Fresh food basket, Angus Barn
    • $150 gift card, Angus Bard
    • Pound of Coffee per month for 12 months, Cup A Joe
    • $25 Gift Card, Hibernian Irish Pub and Restaurant
    • $25 Gift Card, The Third Place Coffee Shop
    • $50 Gift Card, NOFO @ the Pig
    • $25 Gift Card, Red Hot & Blue
    • 4 Carolina Ballet Tickets 
    • Peregrine Radama 3 tent, Great Outdoor Provision Company (Value $200)  more:  sleeps 3 people, 6lb, 13oz

    • Dinner for Two, Bella Monica, Edwards Mill Shopping Center

    • Bike Tune-Up, All Star Bike Shops (Value $95)

    • Gift donated by

    • Signed copy of Geoff Balme's new "Mushroom of Umstead State Park" book (Estimated delivery June 2018) (Value $100)

    • Watercolor print of Umstead State Park scene, Autumn Cobeland

    • Hanging planter (shaped like a bird's nest) (Value $30)

    • ONE MONTH Unlimited Class Attenance in any program, Peck’s TaeKwonDo America (Value $135)

    • Weekend of in-house pet sitting by Dwen Andrews (Value $140)

    • $30 gift card, Lillys Pizza

    • $30 Gift card, Harris Teeter, 7400 Creedmore Road, Raleigh

    • Overnight camp ground rental at Umstead State Park (Value $20)

    • $10 gift cards, First Watch, Glenwood Ave

    • $20 Gift card, Unleashed, The Dog and Cat Store, Stonehedge Market, Raleigh

    • Gift card (Two Entrees and 2 sodas/teas), Baja Burrito, Mission Valley Shopping Center (Value $20)

    • Dinner for Two at Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, donated by Morrisville location (Value $40)

    • and more!!
    • Door Prizes:
    • $10 gift cards, First Watch, Glenwood Ave
    • Gift card (Two Entrees and 2 sodas/teas), Baja Burrito, Mission Valley Shopping Center (Value $20)
    • $20 gift card, Bella Monica, Edwards Mill Shopping Center
    • Bag of groceries, Trader Joe's, Cary
    • Trails end Bikes, $25 gift certificate
    • Music CDs by Bruce Emery and David McKnight
    • Music CD by Nixon, Blevins, and Gage
    • Photo magnet, celebrating NC State Parks
    • $25 gift card, Burke Brothers Hardware
    • Boat rentals, William B. Umstead State Park (2 hr, Value $10)
    • $10 and $20 Gift cards from Cup A Joe (both Raleigh locations)
    • $25 Gift Cards, The Bicycle Chain
    • Free Burger, salad or sandwich at Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, donated by the Morrisville location
    • and more...

    NOTE: You can attend all the free stuff without registering - just come on over anytime between 8am to 1:30pm. 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  ..

    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:

    • Fruit and water at 3 aid stations along the trail.
    • Trail Mix cookies donated by Groovy Duck Bakery
    • Protein bars and pockets prepared by Delight Foods (vegetarian) to participants of walk, run, or bike (receive as you cross the finish line)
    • Humas and pita bread donated by Sassool Mediterranean Cafe
    • Fruit donated by RH Produce
    • Fruit leather from Trader Joe's
    • and more.... 

    The Umstead Coalition is dedicated to the appreciation, use, and preservation of the William B. Umstead State Park and the Richland Creek Natural Area.
    The Umstead Coalition, PO Box 10654, Raleigh, NC  27605 (919) 852-2268   
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