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Cedarock Trail Run - 5K/10K/Half Marathon/Half Relay

Sat, May 18, 2024 at Cedarock Park in Burlington, NC Directions



8:00AM EDT
Open to ages 5+.


8:00AM EDT
Open to ages 8+.

Half Marathon

8:00AM EDT
Open to ages 8+.
Per Person

Half Marathon Relay

8:00AM EDT
Open to ages 8+.





Inspired by the awesomeness of Run at the Rock in December, we created the Cedarock Trail Run, a super-fun and very social springtime event where solo racers and relay teams will battle it out on four, unique 5Kish loop courses.  Challenge yourself to run 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon solo or grab a friend (or two or three) to form a half marathon relay team.  Cedarock Park is located in Burlington, NC and is an easy drive from Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem. We’re going to have a blast in May and hope to see you there. 

Race Highlights / Registration Fee Includes

  • Limited race entry to provide an intimate and friendly race experience and to prevent overcrowding on the trails.  
  • Fun and challenging course design
  • Professional race operations
  • Superbly marked courses - you won't get lost
  • Race tee that you'll love and want to wear. Comes in men's/unisex, women's, and youth sizes.  (2023 tee shown, 2024 design coming soon)
  • Beautiful finisher medal 
  • Frequent and well-stocked aid stations every 1-2 miles along the course
  • Exciting atmosphere with great music
  • Excellent volunteer support
  • Medical support
  • Chip timing – accurate and timely posting of results
  • Abundant, varied, and tasty post-race food/beverage (including items such as sliders, fresh fruit, hummus/veggies, bagels/peanut butter, trail bars, chips, cookies, and a crowd favorite, little cups of M&Ms.  Beverages include water, Gatorade, soft drinks, and Honest Kids juice.
  • FREE Kids Race for Treasure (see below for details)
  • Push-up contest (top 2 M/F win prizes and all who participate get swag)
  • Fun awards ceremony with lots of giveaways (see below for details)
  • FREE photo downloads post-race (a professional photographer will be at the race)
  • Lower pricing for Youth 17-U and Seniors 65+

Schedule of Events

Staging Area:  Cedarock Park - 4242 R Dean Coleman Dr., Burlington, NC 27215 

Saturday, May 18, 2024 (Race Day)

  • 6:30am - 7:45am:  Check-in / Packet Pick-Up
  • 7:50am:  Pre-Race Brief
  • 8am:  Race Start (ALL solo racers and Loop A relay racers)
  • 8:30am-12pm:  Post-Race Food
  • 9:30am:  Awards/giveaways (5K/10K)
  • 10am:  Push Up Contest (5K/10K) (all who participate will receive an item of swag.  Open to all)
  • 10:15am:  FREE Kids Race for Treasure (Kids under 11)
  • 11am:  Awards/giveaways (Half Marathon - solo and relay)
  • 11:30am:  Push Up Contest (all who participate will receive an item of swag.  Open to all)

Race Courses

This race course is comprised of four unique, 5K+ loop courses, Loop A, B, C, and D.  Each loop starts with .3 - 1.1 miles of wide road, paved trail, or grassy fields before hitting the trails.  After this beginning section, athletes run along a combination of forested single-track and wide equestrian trails.  Perfect for separating the starting field of runners, Loop A starts with 1.1 miles of pavement, open fields, and wide trail, followed by single-track.  Loop B is primarily single-track and Loop C and D are mostly equestrian trails.  The Loops will be marked clearly and course marshals will be positioned at critical spots along the way.  There are plenty of passing opportunities spread throughout.  We would categorize these trails as minimally technical, with some root and rock filled sections and several punchy hill climbs.  In terms of elevation gain, Loop A, B, C, and D have 226', 174', 267', and 222' of gain, respectively. 

For a more detailed description of each loop and to view interactive course maps, click on the links below:


The Deets - Relay Teams (Fun with Friends!)

Adventures are more fun with friends so gather some friends and enter the Half Marathon Relay.  Your two to four member relay team will complete all four loops of the half marathon course.  Each team member will complete at least one loop of the course and teams can choose the runner that will complete each loop.  Each member of a relay team will have the same numbered bib and each team will be provided with a timing chipped baton.  After completing each loop of the race, relay racers will pass the chipped baton to the 'on-deck' racer, who will be waiting in the staging area.  Competing on a relay team is a super-fun way to race with friends.   Relay team divisions are Male, Female, and Mixed.  

If you are the first person to register for your team, you will create the team.  After that, the rest of the team members will join the team during registration.

Awards, Giveaways, Age Groups, and Relay Divisions

Solo age groups for each distance (5K, 10K, and Half Marathon): 13-Under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

Half Marathon Relay Divisions:  Male, Female, and Mixed (at least one team member of the opposite gender).  

Prizes and awards will be presented to the top five overall M/F solo competitors in each distance.

Awards will be presented to the top three M/F solo competitors in each age group in each distance and to the top three half marathon relay teams in each division.

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.

Minimum Age Policy

Minimum Age for Half Marathon and 10K Races – Racers must be at least 12 years old to race unaccompanied in the 10K or Half Marathon.  Racers 8-11 years old MUST race WITH (alongside) a registered parent or guardian, unless approved by race director (email to request approval).

Minimum Age for the 5K Race – Racers must be at least 10 years old to run unaccompanied in the 5K.  Racers 8-9 MUST race WITH (alongside) a registered parent or guardian, unless approved by the race director (email to request approval).  Racers 5-7 years old MUST race WITH (alongside) a registered parent or guardian.

FREE Kids Race for Treasure

At 10:15am, 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!    

Refer your friends and earn rewards

Invite friends to join in the fun.  Every person who signs up using your unique referral link will help you earn rewards.  

  • Receive a sweet Roadless Races Trucker Hat when you refer TWO (2) runners.  One hat/person.  Pick up your hat at check-in.
  • Receive $25 cash back for EVERY FOUR (4) runners you refer.

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.   

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.



Cedarock Park: 4242 R. Dean Coleman Road, Burlington, NC 27215


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