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Welcome to the 19th Annual Run at the Rock! Since 2005, trail runners from across the region have challenged themselves on the beautiful and demanding trails of Cedarock Park. Run 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon on awesome courses that include twisty single-track and smooth, flowing equestrian trails. After finishing the race, don your race hoodie (included with registration) and enjoy hot soup, great music, a free kids race, and a fun awards ceremony with lots of giveaways. Cedarock Park is located in Burlington, NC and is an easy drive from Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem. See you in December for an awesome day of trail running action.
Cedarock Park has 12 miles of awesome single-track and equestrian trails. Each of the 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon courses start with .5 miles of wide road and paved trail before hitting the single-track trails. After this beginning section, athletes run along a combination of forested single-track and wide equestrian trails. There are plenty of passing opportunities spread throughout. We would categorize these trails as minimally technical, with a few root and rock filled sections and several punchy hill climbs. In terms of elevation gain, the one-loop 5K and 10k courses offer 227' and 530' of gain, respectively. The two-loop Half Marathon course has 998' of gain.
To view interactive course details and elevation profiles for each course, click on the links below:
Thursday, November 30, 2023 (Optional Check-in/Packet Pick-Up - for those register by Wed, 11/29 @ 5pm)
Saturday, December 2, 2023 (Race Day)
At 11:15am, kids 11-under are invited to participate in the FREE Kids Race for Treasure. All kids are welcome to participate and parents are encouraged to line the race course to cheer them on. We will match kids in age groups (3-U, 4-5, 6-7, and 8-11) and start each group separately on a short out and back ‘race course’ in the large field near the staging area. After running, kids can grab a prize (toys from the dollar store:) from the Treasure Chest!
Prizes and awards for the top five overall M/F competitors in each distance. Awards for the top three M/F competitors in each age group.
Age groups for each distance: 13-Under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.
We will randomly select winners of some great giveaways – includes gift certificates, running gear, and Roadless Races merchandise. Racers and volunteers are eligible to win.
Adventures are more fun with friends so create a team and invite your friends to join you in this race. Creating or joining a team is simple during or after registration. NOTE: This is not a relay so all team members will still be running their own race.
Invite friends to join in the fun. Every person who signs up using your unique referral link will help you earn rewards.
Your referral link will be included on your confirmation email and we will also send you a separate email that you can forward to your friends. Also, your referral link will be embedded in the social share buttons at the end of registration. Plenty of ways to invite your friends and earn rewards.
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Cedarock Park: 4242 R. Dean Coleman Road, Burlington, NC 27215Open in External Application
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