Common Rush Trail Run

Sat July 23, 2022 at Harris Lake County Park New Hill, NC 27562 US Directions

5 Mile

($35: Ages 8 - 17)
8:00AM EDT Price increases after June 23, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

10 Mile

($45: Ages 8 - 17)
8:00AM EDT Price increases after June 23, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

The Common Rush Trail Run at Harris Lake will be held on Saturday, July 23rd and offer 5 mile and 10 mile course options that will challenge competitors of all ability levels, from first time trail runners to elite athletes.   Participants will be treated to awesome courses that include a mixture of smooth and flowing dirt double-track, open field running, and beautiful lakeside single-track.  After finishing the race, athletes will enjoy post-race food, great music, a free kids race, and a fun awards ceremony with lots of giveaways.

This 680-acre park forms a peninsula on Harris Lake in New Hill, NC.  Harris Lake is owned and operated by Wake County and located in the southwest corner of the county.  This beautiful tract of land boasts gorgeous lake views, ponds, open fields, playgrounds, a disc golf course, and close to 20 miles of forested hiking and mountain biking trails. 

Race Courses

Providing easy passing, this one-loop 5.5 mile and two-loop 10.0 mile course begins with .5 miles of wide dirt road running.  After this beginning section, athletes run along a combination of open meadows, wide dirt road double-track, and forested single-track, much of it with gorgeous lake views.  While this course is comprised primarily of single-track trails, it is not overly tight, so there are plenty of passing opportunities spread throughout.  With only minimal root and rock filled technical terrain and only 211' and 397' of elevation gain for the 5 mile and 10 mile courses, respectively, this race will be fast and fun.

To view interactive course details and elevation profiles for each course, click on the links below:

5 Mile Course
10 Mile Course

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 course – you won’t get lost
  • Race tee that you’ll love and want to wear.  Comes in men's, women's, and youth sizes (see link for sizing/specs).  Register by 7/6 to guarantee a tee in your size.  (2022 tee design coming soon)
  • Exciting atmosphere with great music
  • Excellent volunteer support
  • Frequent and well-stocked aid stations every 1-2 miles along the course 
  • Medical support
  • Chip timing.  Accurate and timely posting of results. 
  • Tasty post-race food (including yummy sliders)
  • FREE Kids Race for Treasure (see below for details)
  • Awards and giveaways (see below for details)
  • Free photo downloads post-race (a professional photographer will be at the race)
  • Pricing for Youth 17-Under stays at lowest rate

race day schedule
  • 6:45am – Check-in / Bib Pick-up Opens
  • 8am – Race Start
  • 8:45am-11am – Post-Race Food
  • 9:45am – FREE Kids Race for Treasure
  • 10:15am – Awards and Giveaways
FREE Kids Race for Treasure

At 9:45am, 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’ in the large field near the staging area.  After running, kids can grab a prize (toys from the dollar store:) from the Treasure Chest!    

Awards, Giveaways, and Age Groups

Prizes and awards for 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.

Create a team and have fun with friends

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.     

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 the following 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.   

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