River Jam Run

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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



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. Lynne Mann May 17, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Hello, is there a fee to participate in the trail runs on Thurs evenings? Didn’t see a price for registration? Thank you- Lynne

    • usnwcadmin May 19, 2015 at 9:48 am

      Hey Lynne, there is no fee to participate in the weekly River Jam Run. We have a timed race version of this event that coincides on the second Thursday of the month called River Jam Run: Race Edition which does have a registration fee.

  2. Drew May 14, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Are jogging strollers permitted for the 1.5 mile run?

    • usnwcadmin May 15, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      Hi Drew, a jogging stroller is welcome but we do ask for you to be mindful of other participants and please be aware that segments of the course are on single-track trail.

  3. star May 9, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    How do you register for this event?

    • usnwcadmin May 11, 2015 at 2:17 pm

      Hey Star, there is no registration as this is an informal meetup run every Thursday night.

  4. Kim Kasic May 7, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    I will be in the area on business on May 28th -my boss told me about this run and this sounds like a fun thing to do. Can I just show up and run the 6 mile course? Is it a group run format where we all start together? I really want a t-shirt, the web site graphics are cool – but it looks like that is for the organized races only…

    • usnwcadmin May 7, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      Hi Kim, yes you are welcome to show up and join the run club for the 6 mile portion. It is a group format but that 6 mile course is permanenetly marked so you are welcome to run it anytime so long as the trail system is open. There is no t-shirt associated with River Jam Run with the exception of Race Edition which is held on the second Thursday of each month. River Jam Run: Race Edition is a timed event and has a registration fee. Hope this helps.

  5. kristen May 5, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    What if you can’t get there until 7pm? Can you still do the run?

    • usnwcadmin May 6, 2015 at 10:25 am

      Hey Kristen, the River Jam Run course is marked year-round so you are welcome to run it at any time. Please check Trail Status prior to your visit since the only access allowed during a Trail Closure is for the 6:30 meet up for River Jam Run. Thanks

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