Registration underway for National Trails Day 5k at Joyner Park

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 4:17pm

The Greenways Advisory Board will host a family-friendly 5k race 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 race starts at 7 a.m., and the race begins at 8 a.m.

Race registration is underway online at www.wakeforestnc.gov/national-trails-day-5k.aspx. The entry fee is $25 before April 6; $30 before May 24; and $35 through June 1. Everyone who registers before May 24 will receive a race T-shirt. Same-day registrations will be accepted.

Designed to raise funds to support the maintenance of current greenways and the development of new greenways throughout Wake Forest, the National Trails Day 5k is a timed race for both 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 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 3.1-mile course. The course map will be provided in the coming days.

For more information, visit www.wakeforestnc.gov/national-trails-day-5k.aspx or contact Transportation Planning Manager Suzette Morales at 919-435-9512 or smorales@wakeforestnc.gov.