Registration underway for National Trails Day 5K/3K at Joyner Park

Monday, February 20, 2023 - 2:33pm

The Recreation Advisory Board will host a family-friendly 5K/3K walk/run as part of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 3, at E. Carroll Joyner Park, 701 Harris Road. Check-in on the day of the event starts at 7 a.m., and the races begin at 8 a.m. Online registration is available at

The National Trails Day 5K/3K is a timed walk/run for children and adults. 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. Strollers are welcome but will be placed at the back of the pack to allow runners a clear start.

The entry fee for the 5K is $25 before March 31; $30 from April 1-May 14; $35 from May 15-June 1; and $40 the day before and day of the race. The entry fee for the 3K is $20 before March 31; $25 April 1-May 14; $30 May 15-June 1; and $35 the 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.

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

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

The following sponsors have generously contributed to the 2023 National Trails Day 5K/3K: Ting Internet, The College at Southeastern, Christi Spencer State Farm, Civic Federal Credit Union and LinchpinSEO.

For more information about this year's National Trails Day 5K/3K and to view the course maps, visit or contact Special Events Coordinator, Suja Jacob at 919-435-9548 or [email protected].

E. Carroll Joyner Park