Run With The Bears 5K

Sat June 5, 2021 Plymouth, NC 27962 US Directions

5K Run

$30 7:30AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT
244 spots left. Price increases after May 28, 2021 at 10:00pm EDT
Race Website
302 East Water Street
Port O' Plymouth Museum
Plymouth, NC US 27962

The "Run With The Bears 5K" will be a tour of the historical, river, and downtown districts of the Washington County seat of Plymouth, NC. Runners can expect a relatively flat, road race with a short section along a nature trail with some uneven terrain and gravel. This race is a fund-raiser for the Washington County Historical Society and we will start the race with a full sized replica of a Civil War cannon!!!  BOOM!! There will be 1 watering station near the 2 mile mark. The race will begin at 7:30 AM on Water Street near the Port O' Plymouth Museum. Runners will enjoy many sites along the way that they will certainly want to re-visit after the race. Grace Episcopal Church c. 1861 and numerous restaurants and shops in the downtown area will be along the first part of the journey as runners start west on Water Street. A quick turn will take you onto the boardwalk and along the river front and by the CSS Albemarle, Civil War Ironclad replica. The runner will then hit the nature trail. The nature trail will allow runners the opportunity to see anything from wood ducks in the pond areas to Canada Geese wading in the shallows. Mile #2 starts in the nature trail area and takes you onto Main Street where runners will pass the site of a Civil War battle at Fort Compher. The rest of the second mile will take you past many historic homes such as the iconic Latham House, still scarred by Civil War musket fire and the Latham Ward Hampton house, the first house built in Plymouth after the war; this house is occupied by the race director and his wife Erin ad their two dogs "Peanut" a miniature Dachshund and "Thorin" a Great Dane . Other historic sites in mile #2 include the Loane-Owen House c.1895, the Blount-Hampton-Bailey House c.1895, the New Chapel Baptist Church and the Methodist Church c.1832. Mile #3 begins with a pass by the home and beautiful gardens of Mr. Tad Howington and continues along Washington Street by the Windley-Ausbon House c.1840; another bullet ridden home from the 1862 battle. A turn at the First Baptist Church c.1916 takes the runner toward Wilson Street and finally back to Water Street, passing the Roanoke River Lighthouse, the Maritime Museum and on to the finish line. Runners are invited to stay around after the race and enjoy the local restaurants, shops and festival activities. Water will be provided at the 2 mile point and at the finish.


Registration & Fees:

Register online by 5/23/2019 11:00 PM ($30); includes a race t-shirt. Race day registration available for $35 from 6:30- 7:20 AM; shirts not guaranteed. Please make checks out to "Washington County Historical Society".

Race packets can be picked up the morning of the race from 6:30- 7:20 AM. 

Race Contact Info
If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

1st, 2nd, 3rd overall male.

1st, 2nd, 3rd overall female.

1st, 2nd, 3rd (male and female) in the following age groups- 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Check out the course map ahead of time !!!


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