Common Rush Trail Run

Sat July 22, 2023 at Harris Lake County Park Directions


5 Mile

8:00AM EDT

10 Mile

8:00AM EDT


Online registration closes at 8pm on Fri, 7/21 @ 8pm.  Race day registration on-site will be available for an extra $10.




Offering 5 and 10 mile course options that include outstanding lake views, mellow single-track, and scenic open field running, the 2nd Annual Common Rush Trail Run at Harris Lake is a super-fun, mid-summer trail run at one of the most beautiful parks in the Triangle.

Harris Lake is owned and operated by Wake County, NC and located in the southwest corner of the county.  This beautiful 680-acre park forms a peninsula on Harris Lake in New Hill, NC and 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

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 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).
  • 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 
  • Craft non-alcoholic beer from Athletic Brewing Company
  • 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

Schedule of Events

THURSDAY, 7/20/23 (OPTIONAL EARLY CHECK-IN) - Fleet Feet Carrboro/Durham:  310 E. Main Street, Carrboro, NC 27510

  • 4:30pm–6:30pm:  We encourage early check-in if you live locally and are able to attend.  Fleet Feet is offering 10% off any purchase when you check-in on 7/20 and if you bring your bib into their shop after the race on 7/22 or 7/23 – NICE and thank you Fleet Feet!  

SATURDAY, 7/22/23 (Race Day) - Harris Lake County Park (2112 County Park Drive, New Hill, NC 27562)

  • 6:45am - 7:45am:  Check-in (if you did not check-in on Thursday)
  • 7:50am:  Pre-Race Brief
  • 8:00am:  Race Start
  • 8:45am - 11am:  Post-race Food/Beverage
  • 9:45am:  FREE Kids 'Race for Treasure' (kids 11-U)
  • 10:15am:  Awards, Giveaways, and Push-Up Contest

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.   


Race Contact Info

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


Staging area at Hog Run field at Harris Lake County Park. Address: 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill, NC 27562


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