Run for the Parks!

Run for the Parks 100

Event Information

Get out those running shoes and head to our beautiful green spaces to show appreciation for Fayetteville's parks & trails! This race has something for all runners with three distance options: Long (8.5 miles), Medium (4.5 miles), or Short (2.5 miles).

When: Sunday, November 19, 2017
Where: All races will utilize the backbone of our trail system (Clear Creek, Scull Creek, Frisco Trails) and finish in Walker Park.
Long Distance (8.5 mile) Start: Lake Fayetteville (9:00am) 
Medium Distance (4.5 mile) Start: Gordon Long Park (9:30am)
Short Distance (2.5 mile) Start: Wilson Park (10:00am)
Who: Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities
What: Run for the Parks is a chance for runners and walkers to show their support for the City of Fayetteville parks and trails! With several distance options and a festive finish area - we hope this race can find the runner hiding in everyone. Shuttles will be available at Walker Park (prior to the run) to take runners to each starting park.


Fees vary based on race distance. 
$30 (2.5 and 4.5 mile race) and $35 (8.5 mile race)
Registration includes a long sleeve t-shirt, supported course, event photo downloads, and NEW THIS YEAR; chip timing and finisher medals!
Online registration opens on August 11: 
Fees increase $10 on October 30


Prizes will be awarded to the Overall Male and Overall Female Finisher of each distance AND to the Top Male and Female Finisher of each age group for each distance. Age Groups: <10, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+

Course Details

Basic Route Maps for each course can be found here - there will be a water/aid station along the 8.5 and 4.5 mile course.
8.5 mile Course Map
4.5 mile Course Map
2.5 mile Course Map


If you are looking to get involved, we have plenty of opportunities for you! Volunteers will receive a t-shirt and duties will vary from event set up, participant check in, water stations, course monitors, and more. Contact if interested. You can also find volunteer registration on


The Fayetteville Race Series would not be successful with out support from our event sponsors. For information on sponsorship opportunities, please refer to our Fayetteville Race Series Sponsorship Packet and contact Fayetteville Parks and Recreation. Thank you to those who have contributed!

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2016 Results & Photos

8.5 Mile Race Results - click here
4.5 Mile Race Results - click here
2.5 Mile Race Results - click here
Timing and results provided by Fleet Feet of Fayetteville! Event Photos (courtesy of Megan Sebeck) - click here