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Common Rush Trail Run

Sat July 20, 2024 at Harris Lake County Park in New Hill, NC Directions


5 Mile

($45: Ages 8 - 17) ($45: Ages 65+)
8:00AM EDT Price increases after July 19, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 8+.

10 Mile

($55: Ages 8 - 17) ($55: Ages 65+)
8:00AM EDT Price increases after July 19, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 8+.
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Offering 5 and 10 mile course options that include outstanding lake views, mellow single-track, and scenic open field running, the 3rd Annual Common Rush Trail Run at Harris Lake is a super-fun, mid-summer trail run at one of the most beautiful parks in the Triangle.

Harris Lake is owned and operated by Wake County, NC and located in the southwest corner of the county.  This beautiful 680-acre park forms a peninsula on Harris Lake in New Hill, NC and boasts gorgeous lake views, ponds, open fields, playgrounds, a disc golf course, and close to 20 miles of forested hiking and mountain biking trails. 

Race Highlights / Registration Fee Includes

  • Limited race entry to provide an intimate and friendly race experience and to prevent overcrowding on the trails
  • Fun and challenging course design
  • Professional race operations
  • Superbly marked course – you won’t get lost
  • Race tee that you’ll love and want to wear.  Comes in men's/unisex, women's, and youth sizes (see link for sizing/specs).
  • Exciting atmosphere with great music
  • Excellent volunteer support
  • Frequent and well-stocked aid stations every 1-2 miles along the course 
  • Medical support
  • Chip timing.  Accurate and timely posting of results. 
  • Abundant, varied, and tasty post-race food/beverage (including items such as sliders, fresh fruit, hummus/veggies, bagels/peanut butter, trail bars, chips, cookies, and a crowd favorite, little cups of M&Ms.  Beverages include water, Gatorade, soft drinks, and Honest Kids juice.
  • FREE Kids Race for Treasure (see below for details)
  • Awards and giveaways (see below for details)
  • Free photo downloads post-race (a professional photographer will be at the race)
  • Lower pricing for Youth 17-Under and Seniors 65+

Schedule of Events

SATURDAY, 7/20/24 (Race Day) - Harris Lake County Park (2112 County Park Drive, New Hill, NC 27562)

  • 6:45am - 7:45am:  Check-in
  • 7:50am:  Pre-Race Brief
  • 8:00am:  Race Start
  • 8:45am - 11am:  Post-race Food/Beverage
  • 9:45am:  FREE Kids 'Race for Treasure' (kids 11-U)
  • 10:00am:  Awards
  • 10:15am:  Contests and Giveaways

Race Courses

Providing easy passing, this one-loop 5.5 mile and two-loop 10.0 mile course begins with .5 miles of wide dirt road running.  After this beginning section, athletes run along a combination of open meadows, wide dirt road double-track, and forested single-track, much of it with gorgeous lake views.  While this course is comprised primarily of single-track trails, it is not overly tight, so there are plenty of passing opportunities spread throughout.  With only minimal root and rock filled technical terrain and only 211' and 397' of elevation gain for the 5 mile and 10 mile courses, respectively, this race is fast and fun.


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


5 Mile Course
10 Mile Course


Common Rush 5M Technical Terrain Course Rating (two lap for 10M so same rating):  Overall 2+ out of 5 (2.7M EASIEST/EASY and 2.8M EASY/MODERATE) (Relatively 'flat', super fun, and fast course)

1 - EASIEST (no technical terrain) (wide double-track (dirt road), smooth single-track with minimal rocks/roots, grassy areas, paved trail.  Some moderate hills) 
2 - EASY (some roots/rocks but mostly smooth sections of trail.  Some moderate hills)
3 - MODERATE (more roots and rocks and some smooth sections of trail.  Some short punchy hill climbs and gradual inclines dispersed throughout.  Some 'flat' sections)
4 - DIFFICULT (a lot of roots and rocks.  Many short punchy hill climbs and gradual inclines dispersed throughout.  Few 'flat' sections.)
5 - MOST DIFFICULT (almost all roots and rocks.  Almost all hills, with very few flat sections)    

Awards, Giveaways, and Age Groups

Prizes and awards for 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.

Minimum Age Policy

Minimum Age – Racers must be at least 12 years old to race unaccompanied in the 5 mile or 10 mile races.  Racers 8-11 years old MUST race WITH (alongside) a registered parent or guardian, unless approved by race director (email to request approval)

FREE Kids Race for Treasure

At 9:45am, 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’ in the large field near the staging area.  After running, kids can grab a prize (toys from the dollar store:) from the Treasure Chest!    

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 the following 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.


Staging area at Hog Run field at Harris Lake County Park. Address: 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill, NC 27562


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