Originally scheduled for June, this event has been moved to October due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In its eighth year in 2019, this race drew over 150 registrants to Mayo Park – just north of Roxboro. Karson McKenzie took the overall title in 19:16 breaking the old course record by 19 seconds. Samantha Wilson won the women’s title in 24:53. Allison Peters ran 20:39 in 2014 to set the course record for the women.
As the name implies, this is a trail run, starting and finishing at the Educational Building in the Park. The address for your GPS is 599 Neal's Store Road, Roxboro, NC. The mile will start at 7:30, and the 5K will begin at 8 am.
Profits from the race will benefit the Sappony Indian Heritage Program - a non-profit organization whose mission is to teach youth about their heritage and traditions while promoting healthy lifestyles and the importance of giving back to the community.
Entrants in the 5K have the can register as either a competitive entrant or a recreational entrant. Here is the difference.
While not necessarily fast, the competitive runner just wants an official finish time and to be eligible for awards. The recreational entrant does not care about getting an official time or being eligible for awards. However all finishers will be able to see their finish times on a digital clock at the finish.
The entry fees are the same for the competitive or recreational entrants in the 5K - $25 if received by October 17. After that date the fee is $30 up to and including race day. The entry fees for the mile are $10 and $15, respectively.
The 5K entry fee includes a t-shirt, guaranteed to all those registered by October 17. The entry fee for the mile does not include a t-shirt, but milers can request one if registered by October 17 for an additional $10.
In the 5K, awards will be given to the first male finisher overall, the first female finisher overall, the first master finishers of each sex, and to the top three finishers in each of the following age groups: (both sexes) 9-under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70-over. In the mile, all finishers ages 12 and under will receive a medal.
Late entrants can register and pre-registered runners can pick up their packets at the race site on race day morning beginning at 6:30 am.