Labor Day Trail Race

Begin your Labor Day celebration with your choice between a 5K and a 15K trail race on Sunday, August 31. Following the two trail races, stick around for live music, food, drink and fireworks during the USNWC’s Labor Day Festival to celebrate the holiday.

Event Details:
  • Date - Sunday, August 31, 2014
  • Distance - 5K and 15K options
  • Time - 9:00 a.m.


5K Distance

  • $27 – Pre-registration through August 28
  • $35 – Race day registration (if available)
  • *Note: Recover race shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by August 20.
  • *Note: This race is part of the 2014 Coca-Cola GET ACTIVE CHALLENGE

15K Distance

  • $37 – Pre-registration through August 28
  • $45 – Race day registration (if available)
  • *Note: Recover race shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by August 20.
  • *Note: This race is part of the 2014 Coca-Cola GET ACTIVE CHALLENGE

Friday, August 29

  • 5 – 7 p.m. – Packet pick-up at NoDa Brewing Company
  • *Race Day Registration will be available during packet pick-up
  • *Note: We encourage pre-registered runners to participate in the early packet pick-up to decrease race day lines

Sunday, August 31

  • 7:30 a.m. – Race day registration and packet pick-up begins
  • 8:30 a.m. – Race day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 9:00 a.m. – Labor Day 15K trail race begins
  • 9:15 a.m. – Labor Day 5K trail race begins
  • Time TBD – 5K and 15K award ceremony
  • 11:00 a.m. – Course closes (runners may finish the course however official times may not be recorded)

Be sure to stick around for food, drink, raffle prizes and awards as well as USNWC’s Labor Day Festival


Will be given out for both the 5K and 15K distances. Overall Male/Female finishers will receive a pair of  Montrail Trail Running shoes. TrySports gift certificates will be given to top three Male/Female finishers ($30/$20/$10) in the following categories:

  • 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55 and better

Various bibs will be randomly tagged with Mountain Khakis stickers for additional raffle prizes.

Course Map:



Interested in volunteering? Please contact the Race Director at

2013 Results:

5K Results:

  • Overall results (PDF)
  • Age group results (PDF)

15K Results:

  • Overall results (PDF)
  • Age group results (PDF)

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Additional Event Info:
  • Recover race shirts are only guaranteed to those who register by August 20
  • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Participants must be present to accept awards. Awards will not be mailed
  • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt to receive an accurate time
  • Participants must bring ID to consume alcohol during post-race
  • See Course Map for water stop locations
  • Locker rooms are located at the main USNWC River Center
  • Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable
  • There will be no gear/bag check at the start/transition/finish for this race
  • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director
  • All guests are required to pay a $5 parking fee at the USNWC unless guest has an annual parking pass. Annual parking passes are available through the USNWC for $40
  • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are discouraged for the safety of all participants
  • Remain attentive and courteous at all times, trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers
  • No pets allowed on the course
  • The USNWC does not conduct trail rescues in the event of an emergency. Participants are encouraged to call 911 THEN notify event staff if an emergency is encountered

Questions / Comments

  1. Steve Smith August 21, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Are there start waves based on the pace per mile entered at registration? Can the pace per mile be modified after registration?

    • USNWC August 21, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      Hi Steve, this will depend on the amount of people registered, but most likely. You can email if you need to change your pace.

  2. A August 18, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    Any medals given for the 15K?

    • USNWC August 19, 2014 at 1:07 pm

      Hi A, there are no medals for this race however we will have TrySports gift certificates and Mountain Khaki gift certificates for the top finishers in each division.

  3. John Zizzi August 18, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Online registration is unavailable/server not available at

    Please advise when it is available.

    • USNWC August 19, 2014 at 9:32 am

      Hi John, registration seems to be live and working. Check your firewall settings.

  4. Lori King August 12, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    We are coming from Fayetteville, NC and would like to know if you recommend any hotels in the immediate area.


    • USNWC August 13, 2014 at 10:17 am

      Hi Lori, we recommend these locations for your stay.

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