Memorial Day Trail Race | U.S. National Whitewater Center

Memorial Day Trail Race

Kick off the Memorial Day weekend festivities with a 5-mile or 8-mile trail race through the USNWC trail system. Hang around after the race for a day of live music, food, drinks and fireworks over our man-made whitewater river during the USNWC’s Memorial Day Celebration.

Event Details:

  • Date – Sunday, May 24, 2015
  • Distance – 5-mile and 8-mile
  • Time – 9:00 a.m. (BOTH distances)


  • Pre-Registration – Must register by May 21
    • $30 (Either Distance)
  • Race-Day Registration – if available
    • $37 (Either Distance)
  • *Note: Recover brands shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by May 17


Friday, May 22

  • 5:00-7:00pm – Packet pick-up at NoDa Brewing Company
  • *Note: We encourage pre-registered runners to participate in the early packet pick-up to decrease race day lines
  • *Note: “Race Day Registration” will be available during packet pick up
  • *Note: Registrants 21+ will receive a frosty treat at Friday night packet pick up

Sunday, May 24

  • 7:30am – Race day registration and packet pick-up begins
  • 8:30am – Race day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 9:00am – Memorial Day Trail Race begins
  • 10:15am – 5-mile awards ceremony
  • Time TBD – 8-mile awards ceremony
  • 11:30am – Course closes (runners may finish the course however official times may not be recorded)


Be sure to stick around for food, drinks, raffle prizes, awards and the USNWC’s Memorial Day Festival.


Awards will be given to the top three male/female finishers in the following age groups:

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


2015 Results

2014 Results

2013 Results





Additional Event Info:

  • Interested in volunteering? Please contact the Race Director at
  • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt/shorts to receive an accurate time
  • See Course Map for aid station locations
  • Participants must be present to accept awards. Awards will not be mailed
  • Locker rooms and shower facilities are located at the main USNWC River Center
  • 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. Laurie May 24, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    My name is not listed in the overall listing, just on the age group listing. I’d really like yonder how I did overall.. Can you please get me added?

    Laurie Passalaqua

  2. Pina May 22, 2015 at 7:00 am

    Are their still spots open for the 5 miler? I did not preregister.

    • usnwcadmin May 22, 2015 at 9:32 am

      Hey Pina, yes there is. You will be able to sign up on Sunday morning if you like before the race.

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