Memorial Day Trail Race 5 & 8mi

Kick off Memorial Day weekend with a challenging 5 or 8-mile race through the USNWC trail system. The races will be followed by a Memorial Day celebration that includes entertainment, food, drink, fireworks and live music.

Event Info:

  • Date: Sunday, May 26th, 2013
  • Location: U.S. National Whitewater Center
  • Distance: 5 & 8 mile options
    • View 5-mile course map
    • View 8-mile course map


  • 5-mile:
    • Overall (PDF)
    • Age Group Results (PDF)
  • 8-mile
    • Overall (PDF)
    • Age Group Results (PDF)

Registration: Available Online

  • $27 (either distance) – Through May 23rd
  • $37 (either distance) – Race Day Registration
  • Race giveaways are only guaranteed to those who pre-registered

Race Day Schedule:

  • 8:00am – Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup Begins
  • 8:45am – Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup Ends
  • 9:00am – 5 Mile Race Starts
  • 9:05am – 8 Mile Race Starts
  • 11:30am – Course Closes

Post Race: Be sure to stick around after the race for food, drinks, raffle prizes and awards as well as the USNWC’s annual Memorial Day celebration capped off by fireworks at dark.

Awards: Will be given to the top 3 finishers in the following categories

  • Male/Female 19 and under
  • Male/Female 20-24
  • Male/Female 25-29
  • Male/Female 30-34
  • Male/Female 35-39
  • Male/Female 40-44
  • Male/Female 45 and better

Course Maps:

5miler 8miler









Volunteering: Interested in volunteering? Contact Adam Bratton at abratton@usnwc.org





Brand Vizion Marketingrei

Mountain Khakis







Additional Event Info:

  • Race giveaways are only guaranteed to those who pre-register
  • 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
  • Aid Station will be located at … TBD
  • 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/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. Hedgie June 14, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Do you guys post any photos from any of the races? My 13yr old daughter and I have done a couple of this series now and I would love to see them for posterity… Imagine her graduating high school with a small photo album from our races together, dad and daughter!


    • USNWC June 19, 2013 at 9:12 am

      Hi Hedgie, we did not post any photos from Memorial Day Trail Race. Any photos that may have been taken by our staff are for marketing purposes.

  2. Cory Sundeen May 26, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Hey guys. I know you stated that participants had to be present for awards but I had to scoot to work directly after I finished. Sorry. I did finish 2nd overall in the 8 mile event though. Only 1 guy in front of me who ran 53 min according to his watch. I ran 56min. Hope it listed me that way because there was some confusion out on the course about which way to go and I was passing people in the 8mile event that should have already been way behind me. Anyway if results are accurate I should be 1st in the 40-44 age group. Could I pick up my award on Tue when I come out to ride? Thanks

    • USNWC May 28, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      Hi Cory, we have just updated the race results and it looks like you finished 1st in your age group. Please email Adam Bratton (abratton@usnwc.org) about picking up your award.

  3. Gina May 24, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Do you know approximately what time Marc Broussard will be playing?
    Thank you

    • USNWC May 24, 2013 at 3:53 pm

      Hi Gina, Marc Broussard will begin his set at 8 p.m.

  4. Michi May 24, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Will the course be marked with mile markers?

    • USNWC May 24, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      Hi Michi, we will not have mile markers on the course as it may confuse runners participating in the other race. If you are interested, mileage is noted on the course map (found here: http://usnwc.org/memorial-day-trail-race/). We will have water stops throughout the course.

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