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The Umstead Coalition 
Celebrating Umstead State Park since 1934!

Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead

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


6000 Reedy Creek Road

Raleigh, NC 27607

Enjoy a great day on park trails with a 4-mile walk/run or 4, 7 or 12-mile bike tour. Our annual event includes runners, walkers, babies in strollers and pets on leashes. 

Participants are serenaded along the route by supporters and musicians and greeted at the finish with great snacks and acoustic music from the stage.

There are children's activities, a silent auction, food trucks and more. All funds raised are used for the benefit of Umstead State Park. Registration, waiver and fee must be completed to officially register for the event. 


4-Mile Walk/Run

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:

  • 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)
  • Children's Activities, Musicians & Silent Auction

            You can view the 4-mile race results for previous years here.

            VIEW ROUTE

            4, 7 or 12-Mile Bike Tour

            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.  Route maps

            VIEW ROUTES

            Silent Auction and Door Prizes

            Silent Auction items announced in March

            Schedule, Saturday, April 22
            Private Pasture near 6000 Reedy Creek Road

            8am-9am Registration and Packet pickup

            8am Silent Auction begins

            8am-1:30pm Food trucks with coffee, pastries, gourmet ice cream,  (Buzzy Bakes and Vida Dulce)

            8am-1:30pm Craft vendors, children activities, exhibits

            8am-9am  Bruce Emery, Guitar concert, Main Stage

            9am-9:30am Bett Padgett, MC and Music and Door Prizes, Main Stage

            9:30am Tour de TORC. Guided 4-mile beginner and 7-mile intermediate mountain bike tour on Park trails (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 your Park.  Route maps

            9:45am Walk/Run (4-mile) start with live music on Park trails (Saint Francis Brass Quintet, Woodland Pipers)  Route map

            Immediate Walk/Run race results at:

            10:15am-1:30pm    Main stage concert (Nixon, Blevins and Gage; Bett Padgett)

            10:45am Approx time), 4-mile winners announced from the stage; awards given

            noon Silent Auction ends

            Registration Fees

            You'll receive a free Walk/Run/Bike for Umstead short-sleeve t-shirt with registration. This year's t-shirt features an original art piece to be announced soon.  Shirt image to the right is the 2022 Neuse Riverdog  and is still available at our on-line shop and at the Park Visitor Center. 

            Early bird pricing through April 16 (save $10)
            Pricing April 17-April 22 (day of the event)

            Interested in Volunteering?

            VOLUNTEER SIGNUP Will open soon

            Interested in being a musician on the Park trails?

            CONTACT US

            Event Location

            6000 Reedy Creek Rd

            Raleigh, NC 27607

            The Umstead Coalition

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

            WHO WE ARE

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