Registration underway for National Trails Day 5k & Kids’ 1-Mile Fun Run at Joyner Park

Monday, December 16, 2019 - 3:08pm

The Greenways Advisory Board will host a family-friendly 5k race as part of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 6, at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. New this year, the day’s festivities will also include a Kids’ 1-Mile Fun Run for ages 12 and under.

Online registration for both races is now available at The 5k entry fee is $25 before April 26; $30 before May 24; and $35 through June 6. Everyone who registers before May 24 will receive a race T-shirt. Same-day registrations will be accepted.

The Kids’ 1-Mile Fun Run is for children ages 12 and under and the entry fee is $5. All participants who register on or before Sunday, May 10, will receive a 2020 Fun Run medal.

The National Trails Day 5k and Fun Run are designed to raise funds to support the maintenance of current greenways and the development of new greenways throughout Wake Forest. The 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.

Check-in on the day of the race starts at 7 a.m., and the 5k race begins at 8 a.m. The Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m.

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 or contact Transportation Planning Manager Suzette Morales at 919-435-9512 or

E. Carroll Joyner Park