Announcing the 2018 Chalk Banks Challenge. This 5K trail run will be held Saturday, May 19th at 9:30 a.m. at the Chalk Banks Access Area of the Lumber River State Park in Wagram, NC (just off of highway 401) The event will take runners along the Lumber River which is designated as a National Wild and Scenic River, and is also recognized as one of the Top Ten Natural Wonders of North Carolina.
The run is part of the Chalk Banks Challenge and Water Festival which also includes canoe and kayak races, a homemade raft race, and kids events/activities including free canoe rides, inflatables, and nature exhibits. Food vendors will also be present
A 5K Cross Country Championships will also be held - with the race starting at 10:30. Entrants will be grouped by age (U12 and 13 - 18) and gender.
The 5K and youth runs will be managed by Scotland County Parks and Recreation.