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14th Annual TRAIL RUN

4 MILE & 8 MILE Trail Runs

Walkers are welcome. No strollers or dogs please.


Location: Camp Chestnut Ridge. Efland, NC


Date: Nov 18, 2023            Start Time: 10AM


Race Options: 4 mile & 8 mile 

Virtual and In-person race options available


Race Route: The race will be run entirely on trails and camp roads (dirt and gravel). The course will feature rolling hills through old hardwood forests and go around a 10 acre lake. Water stations will be provided.

Race Policies

No Dogs

No Headphones

No Strollers

Proceeds from the race will benefit ministries at camp such as the Chestnut Ridge Campership Fund which helps provide scholarships for children and youth in financial need, so that they can have positive camp experiences at Chestnut Ridge. By running in the race, you can help send a kid to camp this summer!

"This was my first trail race and I loved it!  I will definitely be back next year!  I loved the size of the race and the sense of community/excitement!  I thought the race was very well organized - especially considering the last minute changes due to rain.  The course was very well marked and volunteers were along the course to guide us.  The post-race breakfast items were a nice treat! The toboggan hat was a nice surprise too!  I have no suggestions to make it better. Great job - thanks for all your hard work!!!" 

Online registration closes on November 16th

Cost before Nov 16th: $30 for 4 mile run or walk

                                          $40 for 8 mile run


Cost after Nov 16th:: $35 for 4 mile run or walk

                                       $45 for 8 mile run


Participants registering by Nov 3rd will be guaranteed a race shirt.


Early packet pick-up and registration (if still available) will take place at Bull City Running on Nov 17th from 4pm - 6:30pm. Race day packet pick up and registration will start at 9am at Camp Chestnut Ridge.


Refund Policy:

In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Committee or Camp Chestnut Ridge such as but not limited to inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency; public health emergency, all race entrants will be converted to virtual race options.

To view PRICING and make a RESERVATION, please complete and submit our Event Reservation Form


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  • Top Male & Female in both 4 & 8 mile races

  • 4 mile race age groups: 1-8, 9-13,14-19,20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59, 60-69, 70 and beyond

  • 8 mile race age groups:  1-19,20-29,30-39,40-49,50-59, 60-69, 70 and beyond

  • 9am - 9:45am Check-in & packet pick-up

  • 10:00am - Start time for 8 mile run

  • 10:15am - Start time for 4 mile run and walk

  • 11:30am - 4 mile awards

  • 11:45am - 8 mile awards


There will be music, door prizes, and plenty of great food!

Childcare will be provided during the race.

Questions? Want to volunteer? email

or call the Camp Office at 919-304-2178

"This was my 2nd Chestnut Ridge trail race and like last year it was awesome! beautiful setting, wonderful people, good cause.  Thank you for the hard work in putting this together! It is such a delight to participate, I wish it happened every season!  I encouraged several of my running buds to attend, and many remarked it was their favorite trail race yet.  Congratulations on hosting one of the best local races...."   

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