2019 Ales for Trails 5K

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Join us Sunday, October 13 for the ninth annual Ales for Trails 5K, benefitting the nonprofit East Coast Greenway Alliance. Registration is now open!


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. This race is proudly presented by the nonprofit East Coast Greenway Alliance and sponsored by Bull City Running Company.  



  • Sunday, October 13
  • 2 p.m. start
  • Fullsteam Brewery - 726 Rigsbee Ave, Durham, NC 27701




Runners will be rewarded with a custom Ales for Trails pint glass filled with Fullsteam ale and will be entered to win prizes and gift certificates from several local businesses. Youth "half-pint" runners will receive an 8-ounce silicon cup - and can refuel with chocolate milk. The top overall male and female finishers will receive a unique, custom award. The second- and third-place overall male and female finishers, and the top three masters males and masters females finishers also will be recognized with a special award. A team prize will be awarded to the LARGEST finishing team.


Registration fees are as follows:

  • $30 from July 15 to Sept. 14
  • $35 from Sept. 15 to race day

Click here to register at early bird rates before Sept. 14Online 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. 






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.

Join the Greenway!

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.