River Jam Run

Thursday evenings are for music and outdoor adventure at the USNWC, and the River Jam Run is a great way to enjoy both. Kick off the evening with 1.5 mile, 3 mile, or 6 mile run through our trail system, then stick around to enjoy the live music at River Jam. River Jam Run meets each Thursday night at 6:30pm at the Trail Center.


  • 1.5, 3 and 6 mile options
  • Leaves from the Trail Center at 6:30 PM every Thursday from May to September



Additional Event Info:

  • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Registration is non-refundable and non-transferable
  • There will not be a gear/bag drop at the start/finish for this race
  • 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. Carol August 3, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    double-checking that we can use the showers/locker rooms after the River Jam run? Can we bring a lock?
    Also, is the course pretty hilly, and what is the terrain?

    • Jimmy Lawler August 3, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      Hey Carol,
      You may use the showers/lock rooms whenever you’d like, and you may bring a lock.
      The course varies in elevation with some hills. The terrain is mostly compact dirt with some gravel.

  2. Brian June 30, 2016 at 9:52 am

    i see the trails are closed today (June 30). Does that mean there will no river jam run tonight, or is there a possibility that the trails will re-open, or a modified course will be created?

    • usnwcadmin June 30, 2016 at 11:51 am

      Hey Brian, even though trails are currently closed we always proceed with River Jam Run on Thursday evenings since this is a USNWC-organized group run.

  3. B.J. Bundy June 24, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Prior to River Jam would we be able to tour the grounds? would that cost extra? Are young people allowed (youngest is 7 year old boy)?

    • usnwcadmin June 25, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      Hey B.J., you are more than welcome to come walk around and explore the facility and no purchase is required. We do, however, have a $5 per vehicle parking fee. The USNWC is open to all ages.

  4. Wendy June 8, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Is the free trail run available also every second Thursday of the month if you don’t want to participate in the race? If so, what time?

    • usnwcadmin June 8, 2016 at 9:55 am

      Hey Wendy, River Jam Run takes place every Thursday at 6:30 PM and leaves from the Trail Center.

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