Interested in turning Tuck Fest into your own multi-day trail running marathon? Complete the Night Trail Race, Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon and either of the 5K Trail Races to run 26.2 miles (or more) and earn the first annual Tuck Fest Marathon Challenge Award. Athletes interested in participating in this challenge will need to select this timing chip option during registration for verification purposes. Awards will be given based on completion of the marathon (or more) distance and not based on time.
NIGHT TRAIL RACE Thursday, April 19 – 8:00 pm
This four mile trail race hits the single track after the sun has gone down and the stars have come out. Charge your headlamp and get ready to conquer every last step of this race as you navigate your way through the dark.
DOG JOG Friday, April 20 – 9:00 am
Grab a leash and your running shoes as you and your four-legged friend take on the Dog Jog. Participants will run four miles side by side with their pup through the USNWC trail system.
HALF MARATHON TRAIL RACE Friday, April 20 – 12:00 pm
Lace up and hit the trails during the Half Marathon Trail Race, weaving your way through a variety of trails at the USNWC. This two-lap course, running 13.1 miles along the Catawba River, will get your blood flowing and start your Tuck Fest day off on the right foot. This event is a part of the Half Marathon Series.
TWILIGHT 5K TRAIL RACE Friday, April 20 – 7:30 pm
Chase the setting sun as you race through the USNWC trail system in this 5k race. This Friday evening event is perfect for avid and beginner trail runners alike, offering a challenging course in a fun environment. Projected sunset time is 7:59pm. An illumination device (headlamp or similar) is highly recommended.
QUARTER MARATHON TRAIL RACE Saturday, April 21 – 8:00 am Looking for a race that’s longer than a 5k but shorter than a half marathon? Look no further than the Quarter Marathon. This one-lap race will put you on the same trails as the Half Marathon, but covers roughly 6.5 miles. This trail race is perfect for training purposes or for those simply looking to enjoy a morning run through the beautiful USNWC trail system.
YOUTH TRAIL RACE Saturday, April 21 – 2:30 pm & Sunday, April 22 – 2:30 pm
Taking place around the world’s largest man-made whitewater river and through a portion of the USNWC’s single track trail system, this 1K-ish race is the perfect introduction to trail racing for any child. Active parental support is encouraged throughout the course. Reserved for kids ages nine and under.
5K TRAIL RACE Sunday, April 22 – 8:30 am
What better way to start the day than with a 5k? Wrap up the weekend on Sunday morning with 3.1 miles at the 5k Trail Race before taking in the final day at Tuck Fest.