National Trails Day 5K

National Trails Day2022 National Trails Day 5K/3K
Saturday, June 4

The Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Advisory Board will host a family-friendly 5K/3K walk/run as part of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 4, at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Check-in on the day of the event starts at 7 a.m., and the race begins at 8 a.m.

Register Now

Entry Fees

The entry fee for the 5K:

  • $25 before March 31;

  • $30 from April 1-May 14;

  • $35 from May 15-June 2; and

  • $40 the day before and day of the race.

The entry fee for the 3K:

  • $20 - before March 31;

  • $25 - April 1-May 14;

  • $30 - May 15-June 2; and

  • $35 - Day before and day of the race.

Please note: Registrations will be accepted on the day of the event. Everyone who registers before May 15 will receive a race T-shirt.

Race proceeds will support the maintenance of current greenways and development of new greenways in the Town of Wake Forest. 

Packet Pick Up

Packet pick up will be on Friday, June 3, from 4-7 pm at Run N Tri Outfitters, 11831 Retail Dr, Wake Forest, NC 27587.  Packets can also be picked up on race day beginning at 7 am at the race site.

Race Day Schedule 

7-7:45 am

Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-Up 

7:45-7:55 am


8 am 

Start of 5K/3K Race

9:30 am

Awards Ceremony

Course Description

The USATF certified 5K and the 3k course will be run entirely within Joyner Park. There will be a water station along the course. Strollers are welcome but will be placed at the back of the pack. Parents/guardians are allowed to run alongside participants.

NTD 5K Route

NTD 3K Route


First Place Overall Male & Female 

Top Three Age Group Male & Female

Know Before You Go

  • The National Trails Day 5K/3K is a timed walk/run for both children and adults.

  • The event is designed to raise funds to support the maintenance of current greenways and the development of new greenways throughout Wake Forest,
  • Strollers are welcome but will be placed at the back of the pack to allow runners a clear start.

  • Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female finishers, along with the top three male and female finishers in several age categories.

  • A loop of the paved trails throughout Joyner Park will comprise the certified 3.1-mile course for the 5K and 1.8 mile course for the 3K. 

National Trails Day 5K
Special Events Coordinator

E. Carroll Joyner Park
701 Harris Road
Wake Forest, NC

Thank you sponsors!

Burn Boot Camp Logo OrthoNC Logo

Civic Federal Credit Union Logo

The College at Southeastern Logo

Christi Spencer State Farm Logo

Window Coverings of the Triangle Logo

Linchpin SEO Logo