Memorial Day Trail Race

There’s no better way to kick off the day-long holiday festivities than a run through the woods. The Memorial Day Trail Race features both 5-mile and 8-mile distances through the USNWC trail system. After the race, stick around for a day full of live music, yoga, outdoor adventure, and fireworks at the Memorial Day Celebration.

Event Details:

  • Date – Sunday, May 26, 2019
  • Distance – 5 mile and 8 mile
  • Start Time – 9:00am (both distances)


  • Pre-Registration – Must register by May 23
    • $32 – 5 mile
    • $37 – 8 mile
  • Race-Day Registration – if available
    • $37 – 5 mile
    • $42 – 8 mile
  • Recover Brands race shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register by May 19


Friday, May 24

  • 5:00-7:00pm – Packet pick-up – OUTFITTERS
  • We encourage pre-registered runners to participate in the early packet pick-up to decrease race day lines. Typical parking fees apply.

Sunday, May 26

  • 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 for both distances:

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


2018 Results

2017 – 2013 Results




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 must be requested 2 months (or more) in advance of race day via
    • A 50% registration transfer must 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 purchased Whitewater Race Series add-on gear must be collected during packet pick-up. Items will not be shipped.
    • If the purchased add-on items are unable to be picked up during packet pick-up, items will be held at OUTFITTERS for pick-up for one week from the date of the event (seven days).
    • It is the participant’s responsibility to email to arrange pick-up.
    • After seven days, all unclaimed items will be donated.
  • Participants not present for awards may collect their award from OUTFITTERS within two months of the race date. Items not collected within this time frame will be donated.
    • Items cannot be shipped
    • Participants must email to arrange award pick-up
    • Typical parking fees apply
  • 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
  • Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director
  • All guests are required to pay a $6 parking fee at the USNWC unless guest has an annual parking pass. Annual parking passes are available through the USNWC for $50
  • 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.