Labor Day Trail Race

Jumpstart the holiday festivities with the Labor Day Trail Race. Challenge yourself with either the 5K or the 15K race that weaves through wooded trails along the Catawba River, then stick around and enjoy a relaxing evening of live music, food, drink, and fireworks at the USNWC’s Labor Day Festival.

Event Details:

  • Date – Sunday, September 1, 2019
  • Distance – 5K and 15K
  • Time:
    • 9:00am (15K start)
    • 9:20am (5K start)
    • Course closes at 11:00am

Registration:

  • Pre-Registration – Must register by August 29
    • $35 – 5K distance
    • $40– 15K distance
  • Race Day Registration – if available
    • $37 – 5K distance
    • $47 – 15K distance
  • Note: Recover Brands race shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by August 25
Register

Schedule:

Friday, August 30

  • 5:00-7:00pm – Packet pick-up at U.S. National Whitewater Center
  • 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

Sunday, September 1

  • 7:30am – Race day registration and packet pick-up begins
  • 8:30am – 15K Race day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 8:50am – 5K Race day registration and packet pick-up ends
  • 9:00am – Labor Day 15K trail race begins
  • 9:20am – Labor Day 5K trail race begins
  • Time TBD – 5K and 15K award ceremony
  • 11:00am – Course closes (runners may finish the course, however, official times may not be recorded)

Awards:

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.

Course:

2019 Results:

2018 Results:

2017 – 2013 Results:

Sponsors:

                         

       

Additional Event Info:

  • Volunteers 
  • Waiver Policy 
    • May be printed and brought to packet pick-up or completed on site.  
    • The waiver is not included in the online registration form.  
  • Refund and Transfer Policy 
    • Race Registration is non-refundable 
    • A 100% registration transfer must be requested 2 months (or more) in advance of race day via racedirector@usnwc.org 
    • A 50% registration transfer must be requested 1 month (or more) in advance of race day via racedirector@usnwc.org 
    • Registration transfers are only applicable to the same race the following year 
  • Forgotten Add-On Gear/Participant items 
    • All purchased add-on gear must be collected during packet pick-up 
    • Items will not be shipped 
    • If items are unable to be picked up during packet pick-up, you must arrange pick-up with racedirector@usnwc.org and collect from Outfitters within one week from event date 
    • The race director will not email you to arrange your pick-up 
    • All unclaimed items will be donated 
    • Typical parking fees apply 
  • Forgotten Awards 
    • Applies to participant shirts, finisher’s awards and age group/overall awards.  
    • Participants not present for awards may collect their award from Outfitters within two months of the race date 
    • Items will not be shipped 
    • All unclaimed items will be donated 
    • Participants must email racedirector@usnwc.org to arrange award pick-up 
    • Typical parking fees apply 
  • Trail Marking 
    • Designated race course will be denoted by colored arrows. 
    • Color associated with specific route will be communicated during prerace announcements.  
    • Whenever possible, mile markers will be present along the course. 
    • Whitewater Race Series events take place on multiple surfaces, including natural surface trails over uneven terrain. As such, race distances and mile markers are approximate. 
    • Your personal mileage may vary. It is our goal to ensure that you travel at no less than the posted mileage for a given race.  
  • Trail Safety  
    • Trails will be open to other runners, hikers and bikers 
    • Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc are strongly discouraged 
    • Remain attentive and courteous at all times 
    • Communicate when passing other trail users 
    • No pets allowed on the course 
    • No E-bikes or any form of powered transportation will be allowed in any Whitewater Race Series events 
    • During events taking place after sunset, all participants are required to carry/wear a light source.  
  • Race Bibs 
    • Race bib must be visible and worn on the front of shirt to receive an accurate time 
    • Pacers 
    • Unless otherwise stated in the event specific race document, pacers are not allowed in Whitewater Race Series events 
    • When pacers are allowed, pacers must check in/register with the Race Director and complete an assumption of risk agreement 
  • Aid Stations 
    • See Course Map for aid station locations 
    • Unless otherwise indicated, aid stations will consist of water only 
    • Plan accordingly if you think you may require additional hydration or nutrition during the race 
  • Weather Policy 
    • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director.
    • Any changes will be communicated via email by the Race Director 
  • Parking Policy 
    • All guests are required to pay a $6 parking fee at the Whitewater Center unless guest has an annual parking pass. Annual parking passes are available through the Whitewater Center for $50 
  • Emergency Policy 
    • The Whitewater Center does not conduct trail rescues in the event of an emergency. Participants must call 911 if emergency vehicles and operations are needed. There are emergency location markers to communicate where emergency personnel can find you