One of the area’s oldest continuously run road races, this event, now in its 37th year, is part of the East Carolina Corporate Road Race series.
In 2019 over 270 runners and walkers registered for the 5K. They were led by Jalen Smith, who finished in 17:54. Amanda Searer led the women across the finish line in 18:58 – a new women’s course record. Caleb Silver has the men’s course record of 17:29 which he ran in 2015..
The 5K Run and the 5K Health Walk both begin at 9 am, and the 1/10-mile Tot Trot starts at 9:45 am.
The race will start and finish on Second Street in front of The Clayton Center.
The entry fee for the 5K Run and the 5K Health Walk is $25, if postmarked NLT April 19. After that date, the fee is $35, increasing to $40 on race day. The Tot Trot fee is $5. T-shirts are guaranteed to all those entered in the 5K by April 19.
In the 5K Race, trophies will be awarded to the top three male runners, to the top three female runners and to the top three finishers in each of the following age groups (both sexes): 11-under,12-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60-over. In the Health Walk the first three finishers will receive awards. In the Tot Trot, all finishers will receive ribbons.
On race day, register and pick up your timing chip and T-shirt from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. at The Clayton Center, 111 East Second Street in Downtown Clayton. Parking is available in lots at The Clayton Center, as well as Clayton High School and anywhere you can find a spot along our downtown streets. Please note that if you park in any lots that open into the race route, you will not be able to leave until the road reopens, which could be as late as 11:00 a.m
Click here to go to their web site and to register.