Thank you for joining us for the ninth annual Ales for Trails 5K, benefitting the nonprofit East Coast Greenway Alliance!
This community 5K will start and finish at the award-winning Fullsteam Brewery, just north of downtown Durham. The course winds through Old North Durham to Duke Park and along the Ellerbe Creek Trail – a segment of the 3,000-mile East Coast Greenway, stretching from Maine to Florida. This race is proudly presented by the nonprofit East Coast Greenway Alliance and sponsored by Bull City Running Company.
WHEN & WHERE:
Click here to register $35/runner. Online registration closes Oct. 11 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
In-store registration will be available (if not sold out) at packet pick-up on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 2-4 p.m. ET at Bull City Running Company (202 West N.C. Highway 54 #109, Durham, NC 27713). Race-day registration (if not sold out) will be available at Fullsteam Brewery from 12:30-1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 13.
When & Where: Sunday, October 13, 2 p.m. start at Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701)
Course Description: This community 5K will start and finish at the award-winning Fullsteam Brewery, just north of downtown Durham. The course will wind through Old North Durham to Duke Park and along the Ellerbe Creek Trail – a segment of the 3,000-mile East Coast Greenway route, stretching from Maine to Florida. The course map can be found here.
There will be one aid station on the course - staffed by Camp Gladiator - near the midway point of the race with water.
Packet Pick-Up: Race numbers may be picked up Saturday, Oct. 12 from 2-4 p.m. at Bull City Running Company (202 West N.C. Highway 54 #109, Durham, NC 27713) and on race day at Fullsteam Brewery from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13.
Last-Minute Registration: Now your friends and family want to run? Awesome! Online registration will close Friday, October 11 at 11:59 p.m. If not sold out, runners may also register Saturday, Oct. 12 from 2-4 p.m. at Bull City Running Company (202 West N.C. Highway 54 #109, Durham, NC 27713) and on race day at Fullsteam Brewery from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13.
Race-Day Parking: Rigsbee Avenue will be closed to cars between West Corporation Street and Geer Street from noon to 4 p.m. There is ample public parking in downtown Durham. Options include:
Municipal parking lot at Foster Street and Hunt Street
Street parking on Madison Street
Chapel Hill Street (Rigsbee Ave) Parking Deck
Post-Race Refreshments: At packet pick-up, each runner will receive a ticket to be redeemed for their limited-edition Ales for Trails 5K pint glass and beer after the run at Fullsteam Brewery. You must present your ticket and photo ID in order receive a beer. Youth runners will receive a special East Coast Greenway silicon cup and chocolate milk from Maple View Farm.
Post-Race Recovery: For interested runners, ActivEdge Fitness & Sports will be on hand to assist with free post-race recovery.
Awards: Unique, custom awards will be presented to the top overall male and female finishers, as well as the second- and third-place overall male and female finishers, and the top three masters male and female finishers. A team prize will be awarded to the largest finishing team.
Post-Race Raffle: All runners will be entered to win prizes and gift certificates from a number of local businesses. Winners will be announced during the post-race award ceremony.
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ABOUT THE EAST COAST GREENWAY ALLIANCE:
Based in Durham, North Carolina, the nonprofit East Coast Greenway Alliance leads the development of a walking and biking route stretching 3,000 miles from Maine to Florida. The East Coast Greenway is designed to transform the 15 states and 450 communities it connects through active and healthy lifestyles, sustainable transportation, community engagement, climate resilience, active tourism, and more. Learn more: greenway.org.
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Your support helps to develop this ambitious, 3,000-mile route, Canada to Key West. Your membership gift builds more protected miles that we can all enjoy, today and for generations to come.