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Creek Week is a week-long celebration of local waters throughout North Carolina. This year, Rowan Creek Week will be September 16th-23rd. In conjunction with multiple organizations and local municipal departments, Creek Week offers recreational, educational, and volunteer opportunities to allow everyone to enjoy and contribute to healthy waters in our area.
1:00 PM - Medication-Take Back at Spencer Town Hall
1:30 PM - Registration Opens at Spencer Town Hall
2:00 PM - Pedal Factory Bike Ride (Leg 1) starts at the Pedal Factory in Salisbury
2:45 PM - Pedal Factory Bike Ride (Leg 2) starts in downtown Spencer
3:00 PM - 5K Starts at Spencer Fire Department
4:00 PM - Fun Run Starts at Yadkin River Park Trailhead
4:30 PM - Awards at Yadkin River Park Trailhead
6:00 PM - Sunset paddle launch at York Hill Yadkin River Access (1212 Wilcox Way, Linwood, NC 27299)
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Food, beverage, and live entertainment at Yadkin River Park Trailhead
The Race to the river 5K finish line and Fun Run will take place at the Town of Spencer's NEW Yadkin River Park Trailhead at Fieldcrest Cannon Lane, Salisbury, NC 28144. Following the races, join us at Spencer's Yadkin River Park Trailhead for awards, food trucks, and live entertainment from 3 to 7 p.m.
To keep our waterways clean, the Town of Spencer, Spencer Police Department, Rowan County Soil and Water Conservation District, and Rowan County Public Health will be hosting a Medication Take- Back event for citizens to dispose of unused or expired medications from 1:00-2:30 PM at Spencer Town Hall (460 South Salisbury Avenue, Spencer, NC 28159). For more information on the types of medication you can drop off, please visit the Rowan County Public Health website, found here.
Join the Pedal Factory for a bike ride from downtown Salisbury to Spencer (Leg 1) and/or from Spencer to the Yadkin River Park (Leg 2). Leg 1 departs the Pedal Factory bike shop (311 E Council St, Salisbury, NC 28144) at 2:00 p.m. Leg 2 departs Spencer Town Hall (460 S. Salisbury Avenue, Spencer, NC 28159) in Park Plaza at 2:45 p.m. Participants must BYO (bring your own) bikes and helmets, or rentals are available. Advance signup is required. For more information, contact the Pedal Factory at (704) 870-7145 or visit the Rowan County Creek Week Website: RowanCreekWeek.org
Join Row Co River Adventures for a guided group sunset paddle along the Yadkin River. The group will meet and launch at the York Hill Boat Access at Yadkin River Park at 6:00pm. Approximate trip is a 1-hour, easy paddle. Row Co River Adventures will be providing kayak rentals for the event. Participants can rent a single or double kayak for a nominal fee. Have your own equipment? Join us at no cost. Advance signup is required. To book a rental please contact Nicky at Row Co River Adventures at (704) 433-1066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds will be donated to Rowan County Creek Week.
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