Memorial Day Trail Race

There’s no better way to kick off the holiday weekend festivities than a run through the woods. Jump in on the 5-mile or 8-mile race through the USNWC trail system, then stick around for a day full of live music, outdoor adventure and fireworks at the Memorial Day Celebration.

Event Details:

  • Date – Sunday, May 28, 2017
  • Distance – 5-mile and 8-mile
  • Time – 9:00 a.m. (BOTH distances)


  • Pre-Registration – Must register by May 25
    • $30 – 5 Mile
    • $35 – 8 Mile
  • Race-Day Registration – if available
    • $37 – 5 Mile
    • $42 – 8 Mile
  • *Note: Recover shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by May 21


Friday, May 26

  • 5:00-7:00pm – Packet pick-up at OUTFITTERS
  • *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: Early packet pick-up is optional. Typical parking fees apply
  • Sunset – Whitewater Film Series film screening

Sunday, May 28

  • 7:30am – Race day registration and packet pick-up begins – Pump House Biergarten
  • 8:30am – Race day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 9:00am – Memorial Day Trail Race begins
  • Time TBD – 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)


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.



Interested in volunteering? Please Contact the Race Director at

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Additional Event Info:

  • Interested in volunteering? Please contact the Race Director at
  • Whitewater Race Series Refund and Transfer Policy:
    • Race Registration is non-refundable
    • A 100% registration transfer may be requested 2 months (or more) in advance of race day via
    • A 50% registration transfer may  be requested 1 month (or more) in advance of race day via
    • Registration transfers are only applicable to the same race the following year
  • All participants must sign the USNWC waiver before participating
  • Trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers
    • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are strongly discouraged for the safety of all participants
    • Remain attentive and courteous at all times
    • No pets allowed on the course
  • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt to receive an accurate time
  • See Course Map for water/electrolyte stop locations
    • If you think you may require additional hydration along the course, please plan accordingly
  • Participants must be present to accept awards. Awards will not be mailed
  • Restrooms are located at the main USNWC River Center and the Pump House Biergarten
    • Please note, there will be no restrooms located on course
  • Locker rooms/showers 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
  • 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.

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