Registration continues for Saturday’s National Trails Day 5K/3K at Joyner Park

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - 1:57pm

The Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources (PRCR) Advisory Board will host a family-friendly 5K/3K walk/run as part of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 1, 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. Online registration is available at

The entry fee for the 5K is $25 through May 30 and $40 the day before and day of the race. The entry fee for the 3K is $20 through May 30 and $35 the day before and day of the race.

Please note: Registrations will be accepted on the day of the event.

Registered participants may pick up their packets on Friday, May 31, from 5-7 p.m. at Joyner Park Community Center. Packets may also be picked up the day of the race from 7-7:45 a.m. near the Joyner Park Amphitheater.

The National Trails Day 5K/3K is a timed walk/run for children and adults. 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 overall male and female 5K/3K finishers, along with the top male and female 5K finishers in several age categories.

Funds raised through entry fees will be used to support the maintenance of current greenways and the development of new greenways throughout Wake Forest.

A loop of the paved trails throughout Joyner Park will comprise the 3.1-mile course for the 5K and 1.8-mile course for the 3K. For more information or to view the course maps, visit or contact Special Events Coordinator Suja Jacob at 919-435-9548 or [email protected].

E. Carroll Joyner Park