TrailRunning

Into The Woods 5K

What: Into The Woods 5K

Where: Woods Charter School, 160 Woodland Grove Lane, Chapel Hill, NC US 27516

When: Saturday 11 November 2017 at 9:05 am

The 5K running race is organized by and benefits the Woods Charter School

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Philosoper’s Way Trail Runs

What: Philosoper’s Way Trail Runs

Where: Carolina North Forest, Municipal Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

When: Saturday 6 May 2017 at 8:00 am

The running event has a 7K and 10 mile race and is organized by TrailHeads

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Mountains-to-Sea Trail 12M & 50K Challenge

What: Mountains-to-Sea Trail 12M & 50K Challenge

Where: Blue Jay Point County Park, 3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh, NC 27614

When: Sunday 9 April 2017. 50K at 7:00 am and 12 mile at 8:00 am

The running event has a 50K and 12 mile trail race. It is organized by Bull City Running Company and benefits the Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail

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Duke Forest Pine Cone Pacer

What: Duke Forest Pine Cone Pacer

Where: Duke Forest, Gate 12, NC 751, Durham, NC 27708

When: Saturday 8 April 2017 at 8:00 am

The 5K trail running race benefits Duke Forest

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Umstead Trail Marathon

What: Umstead Trail Marathon

Where: William B. Umstead State Park, 8801 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC, 27617

When: Saturday 4 March 2017 at 8:30 am

The Trail Marathon is organized by and benefits the Umstead Coalition.

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OMA: UGTBGrind’n Trail Run

What: UGTBGrind’n Trail Run

Where: Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill, NC 27562

When: Saturday 29 January 2017 at 9:00 am

This event has a 10 mile and 5 mile race.

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OMA: Little River Trail Runs

What: Little River Trail Runs

Where: Little River Regional Park, 301 Little River Parkway, Rougemont, NC 27572

When: Saturday 14 January 2017

This event features a 10 mile and 7 Km races on single track

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William B. Umstead State Park – North

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Have an adventure running, biking or horseback riding in the huge 5,599 acre William B. Umstead State Park. The Crabtree Creek Entrance on the northern side of the park is located of US Highway 70 in Raleigh, NC. The mostly forested park is in the center of the growing Raleigh-Durham area.

After turning onto Umstead Parkway, the road goes by the Visitors Center to a pair of parking lots where it ends. From the Visitors Center trail runners can take the Sal Branch Trail loop by Big Lake. At the two parking lots there is the Oak Rock Trail and the Potts Branch Trail that are both short loops. For a longer run and to connect to other trails, take the Sycamore Trail. It crosses Group Camp Road near the intersection with Sycamore Road then crosses the multi-use trail (MUT) that connects the horse trailer parking to the Graylyn MUT then does a loop that crosses the Graylyn MUT twice. The larger MUT are available for trail runners, cyclists and equestrians. Graylyn MUT, as seen in the above picture, connects the Graylyn Gate Entrance to Reedy Creek Trail. Along the trail is the connection to North Turkey Creek MUT, as seen in the picture below, which goes to the intersection with Cedar Ridge MUT.

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Just south of the visitors center of is Group Camp Road and off of it is Sycamore Road which ends at the horse trailer parking where equestrians can access the MUT.

The park hosts a few competitive events during the year: The Umstead 100 mile Endurance Run, Umstead Trail Marathon, Turkey ChaseWalk/Run/Bike for Umstead and Umstead Gravel Grinder.

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Falls Lake State Recreation Area – Beaverdam

Run or bike on the trails and swim or boat on the water at Falls Lake State Recreation Area – Beaverdam. The North Carolina owned area has a shoreline on the enormous 12,000 acre man made reservoir. It has seven access areas including Beaverdam located off Creedmoor Road, NC Highway 50, north of the lake.

Mountain bikers have six and a half miles of beginning or intermediate trails over three loop trails as well as a separate six and a half mile trail for advanced riders.img_1952There is a short loop in the center of the area and an out and back Duck Cove Trail along the lake that can be used for trail running.

For those interested in the water, there is a beach with a roped off section for swimmers

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that can be seen in the picture above. Next to it is a boat ramp for trailers to place a boat in and take it out of the water.

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OMA: REI Trail Run Series Cary: Bond Park

What: REI Trail Run Series Cary: Bond Park

Where: Fred G. Bond Metro Park, 801 High House Road, Cary, NC, 27513

When: Saturday 3 December 2016 at 9:00 am

The event allows runners to decide to do either a 10K or 5K.

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