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Run At The Rock - 5K/10K/Half Marathon

Sat December 7, 2024 at Cedarock Park in Burlington, NC Directions


Includes Hoodie


($47: Ages 6 - 17) ($47: Ages 65+)
9:20AM EST Price increases after October 7, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 6+.
Includes Hoodie


($55: Ages 8 - 17) ($55: Ages 65+)
9:00AM EST Price increases after October 7, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 8+.
Includes Hoodie

Half Marathon

($75: Ages 8 - 17) ($75: Ages 65+)
9:00AM EST Price increases after October 7, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 8+.
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Welcome to the 20th Annual Run at the Rock!  Since 2005, trail runners from across the region have challenged themselves on the beautiful and demanding trails of Cedarock Park.  Run 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon on awesome courses that include twisty single-track and smooth, flowing equestrian trails. After finishing the race, don your race hoodie (included with registration) and enjoy hot soup, great music, a free kids race, and a fun awards ceremony with lots of giveaways.  Cedarock Park is located in Burlington, NC and is an easy drive from Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem.  See you in December for an awesome day of trail running action.

Race Highlights / Registration Fee Includes

  • Awesome Hoodie.  Warm, soft, and comfy - you're going to love it.  (2023 hoodie and medal shown.  2024 design coming soon)
  • Beautiful finisher medal.
  • Superbly marked courses (you won't get lost)
  • Frequent and well-stocked aid stations every 1-2 miles along the course
  • Exciting atmosphere with great music
  • Excellent volunteer support
  • Medical support
  • Chip timing – accurate and timely posting of results
  • Tasty post-race food (including HOT SOUP that racers have loved for years)
  • FREE Kids Race for Treasure (see below for details)
  • Push-up contest (with prizes for all participants)
  • Fun awards ceremony with lots of giveaways (see below for details)
  • Free photo downloads post-race (a professional photographer will be at the race)
  • Lower pricing for Youth 17-U and Seniors 65+

Schedule of Events

Optional Packet Pick-Up before Race Day - TBD

Saturday, December 7, 2024 (Race Day)

  • 7:45am:  Check-in / Packet Pick-Up Opens 
  • 9am:  Half Marathon and 10K Start
  • 9:20am:  5K Start
  • 9:45am-12:30pm:  Post-race Food
  • 10:45am:  Awards/giveaways (5K/10K)
  • 11:15am:  FREE Kids ‘race for treasure’ (Kids under 11)
  • 11:30am:  Push Up Contest (all who participate will receive an item of swag.  Open to all)
  • 12pm:  Awards/giveaways (Half Marathon)

Race Courses

Cedarock Park has 12 miles of awesome single-track and equestrian trails.  Each of the 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon courses start with .6 miles of wide road, gravel, and paved trail before hitting the single-track trails.  After this beginning section, athletes run along a combination of forested single-track and wide equestrian trails.  There are plenty of passing opportunities spread throughout.  We would categorize these trails as moderately technical, with some root and rock filled sections and several punchy hill climbs.  In terms of elevation gain, the one-loop 5K and 10k courses offer 217' and 508' of gain, respectively.  The two-loop Half Marathon course has 999' of gain.   

To view interactive course details and elevation profiles for each course, click on the links below:

FREE Kids Race for Treasure

At 11:15am, kids 11-under are invited to participate in the FREE Kids Race for Treasure.  All kids are welcome to participate and parents are encouraged to line the race course to cheer them on.  We will match kids in age groups (3-U, 4-5, 6-7, and 8-11) and start each group separately on a short out and back ‘race course’ in the large field near the staging area.  After running, kids can grab a prize (toys from the dollar store:) from the Treasure Chest!    

Awards, Giveaways, and Age Groups

Prizes and awards for the top five overall M/F competitors in each distance. Awards for the top three M/F competitors in each age group.

Age groups for each distance: 13-Under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

We will randomly select winners of some great giveaways – includes gift certificates, running gear, and Roadless Races merchandise.  Racers and volunteers are eligible to win.

Create a Team and have fun with friends

Adventures are more fun with friends so create a team and invite your friends to join you in this race. Creating or joining a team is simple during or after registration.  NOTE:  This is not a relay so all team members will still be running their own race.     

Refer your friends and earn rewards

Invite friends to join in the fun.  Every person who signs up using your unique referral link will help you earn rewards.  

  • Receive a sweet Roadless Races Trucker Hat when you refer TWO (2) runners.  One hat/person.  Pick up your hat at check-in.
  • Receive $25 cash back for EVERY FOUR (4) runners you refer.

Your referral link will be included on your confirmation email and we will also send you a separate email that you can forward to your friends.  Also, your referral link will be embedded in the social share buttons at the end of registration.  Plenty of ways to invite your friends and earn rewards.   

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Cedarock Park: 4242 R. Dean Coleman Road, Burlington, NC 27215


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