Run for the Parks!
Get out those running shoes and head to our beautiful green spaces to show appreciation for Fayetteville's parks & trails! This race has something for all runners with three distance options: Long (8.5 miles), Medium (4.5 miles), or Short (2.5 miles).
When: Sunday, November 19, 2017
Where: All races will utilize the backbone of our trail system (Clear Creek, Scull Creek, Frisco Trails) and finish in Walker Park.
Long Distance (8.5 mile) Start: Lake Fayetteville (9:00am)
Medium Distance (4.5 mile) Start: Gordon Long Park (9:30am)
Short Distance (2.5 mile) Start: Wilson Park (10:00am)
Who: Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities
What: Run for the Parks is a chance for runners and walkers to show their support for the City of Fayetteville parks and trails! With several distance options and a festive finish area - we hope this race can find the runner hiding in everyone. Shuttles will be available at Walker Park (prior to the run) to take runners to each starting park.
Fees vary based on race distance.
$30 (2.5 and 4.5 mile race) and $35 (8.5 mile race)
Registration includes a long sleeve t-shirt, supported course, event photo downloads, and NEW THIS YEAR; chip timing and finisher medals!
Online registration opens on August 11:
Fees increase $10 on October 30
Packet Pick Up
Packets will be available for pick up on Saturday, November 18 (the day before the race) from 3:15pm-5:15pm. Day prior Packet Pick Up will be held at Rush Running Company located at 1618 N College Ave. Packets are also available for pick up at WALKER PARK from 7:45-9:45am on the morning of the race (Sunday, November 19).
Basic Route Maps for each course can be found here - there will be a water/aid station along the 8.5 and 4.5 mile course.
8.5 mile Course Map --- Lake Fayetteville Park located at 1153 E Lake Fayetteville Rd
4.5 mile Course Map --- Gordon Long Park is located at 2800 N Gregg Ave
2.5 mile Course Map --- Wilson Park is located at 205 W Prospect St
Starting Area Maps can be found here: Lake Fayetteville (8.5 mile), Gordon Long Park (4.5 mile), Wilson Park (2.5 mile)
Finish Area Map can be found here: Walker Park (pre-race shuttles, check-in, finish, and pancakes!) Walker Park is located at 10 W 15th St
There are shuttles available to take runners to the start of each race. Shuttles will load on 13th Street in Walker Park and depart for each starting park at the following times:
8:15am - Depart to Lake Fayetteville (8.5 mile race)
9:00am - Depart to Gordon Long Park (4.5 mile race)
9:30am - Depart to Wilson Park (2.5 mile race)
Prizes will be awarded to the Overall Male and Overall Female Finisher of each distance AND to the Top Male and Female Finisher of each age group for each distance. Age Groups: <10, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+
If you are looking to get involved, we have plenty of opportunities for you! Volunteers will receive a t-shirt and duties will vary from event set up, participant check in, water stations, course monitors, and more. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. You can also find volunteer registration on GivePulse.com.
The Fayetteville Race Series would not be successful with out support from our event sponsors. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please refer to our Fayetteville Race Series Sponsorship Packet and contact Fayetteville Parks and Recreation. Thank you to those who have contributed!
2016 Results & Photos
8.5 Mile Race Results - click here
4.5 Mile Race Results - click here
2.5 Mile Race Results - click here
Timing and results provided by Fleet Feet of Fayetteville! Event Photos (courtesy of Megan Sebeck) - click here