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ENC Park Tour Summer Challenge

Wed July 1 - Sat September 12

Washington, NC 27889 US


What better way to stay fit during these times than enjoying the natural beauty of Eastern NC??
This unique race experience gives runners, walkers & hikers the opportunity to stay fit, enjoy some of our scenic parks and earn cool swag in the process!


Here's How it Works:

  • Sign up online to participate
  • Over the course of 10 weeks, visit as many of the highlighted state parks that you can (all located in eastern NC)
  • While there, choose from one or more of the trails at each park and run, walk, or hike a 5K. Be sure to enjoy the scenery and get a photo or two while there!
  • During the challenge (approximately early July), we'll ship you some cool swag- a t-shirt, medal & buff!
  • After you complete each park, be sure to submit your results so you can compare your stats to others in the challenge!

Registration Includes:


  • Entry into the Park Tour Summer Challenge
  • Official Park Tour shirt (soft, comfortable cotton)
  • Unique custom wooden finisher medal
  • Free shipping

Countdown until Challenge Begins

Where Do I Run/Walk/Hike?

We've selected a total of 10 parks throughout Eastern NC offering some varied scenery. Each park offers several trail options as well. Here's a list of the parks:


Merchants Millpond
Dismal Swamp
Goose Creek
Fort Macon
Hammocks Beach
Cliffs of the Neuse
Carolina Beach
Singletary Lake
Jones Lake

View an Interactive Map of All Parks

Submit Your Results

After running/walking/hiking each course, be sure to go to the Results page and click on the blue "Submit Virtual Results" button to add your results. Don't know your time? No sweat; simply indicate that you completed it and we'll add you with no time.

View/Submit Results

Supporting a Great Local Cause

In addition to having a great time, seeing some beautiful scenery & earning cool swag, you'll also be helping to support a local cause. A percentage of race proceeds will benefit Friends of NC State Parks, an independent, nonprofit advocate for the State Park system.

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