Multiple days and multiple races means multiple opportunities to collectively cover 26.2 miles (or more) during Tuck Fest. Any and all of the Trail Run events can be combined in any order to achieve the marathon distance and the second annual Tuck Fest Marathon Challenge Award. Runners interested in participating in this challenge will need to select the timing chip option during registration for verification purposes. Prizes will be given based on completion of the marathon (or more) distance and not based on time. Registrants must contact racedirector@usnwc.org to verify participation before April 27th in order to receive an award. Awards will be available for pick-up from Outfitters, April 27th – May 4th.

Register for any trail running race here.

The first trail race of Tuck Fest kicks off the festivities during this opening night 5k. This race is perfect for avid and beginner trail runners who want to kick off their festival weekend as the sun is setting. An illumination device (headlamp or similar) is highly recommended.

Thursday, April 25 – 6:30pm

Race starts and finishes at the Ridge Pavilion. Register for any trail running race here.

The Dog Jog provides an opportunity for our four-legged friends to get in on the Tuck Fest action. Participants will run about two miles, side by side, with their pup through the USNWC trail system. Masters must keep their dogs on leash and have doggy bags with them at all times.

Friday, April 26 – 10:30am

Race starts and finishes at the Ridge Pavilion. Register for any trail running race here.

Tuck Fest’s Half Marathon Trail Race is the perfect reason to skip a typical working Friday and race through the woods. Over two laps, this 13.1 mile course follows the banks of the Catawba River. As the longest trail running event of the festival, it is vital for those looking to complete the Tuck Fest Marathon Challenge or perfect for those with an already busy weekend. This event is also part of the 2019 Half Marathon Series presented by La Sportiva.

Friday, April 26 – 12:00pm

Race starts and finishes at the Ridge Pavilion. Register for any trail running race here.

This four mile race hits the single-track in the Friday night darkness. Charge your lights and conquer every last step as you navigate your way through the trees. An illumination device (headlamp or similar) is required.

Friday, April 26 – 8:00pm

Race starts and finishes at the Ridge Pavilion. Register for any trail running race here.

This one-lap race follows the Half Marathon course, but covers half the distance. The Quarter Marathon Trail Race is perfect for those training for longer distances or those simply looking to enjoy a morning trail run.

Saturday, April 27 – 8:00am

Race starts and finishes at the Ridge Pavilion. Register for any trail running race here.

This 1K-ish race is the perfect introduction to trail running for any child. Active parental support and participation is encouraged throughout the course. The Youth Trail Race is for children 5-9 years of age who have registered for Tuck Fest races/competitions.

Saturday, April 27 – 2:30pm
Sunday, April 28 – 2:30pm

Race starts and finishes at the Ridge Pavilion. Register for any trail running race here.

The 5K Trail Race is the final trail race of the festival and the last opportunity to snag some mileage for the Tuck Fest Marathon Challenge. The course will guide you through the undulating hills of the USNWC trail network, nestled along the Catawba River.

Sunday, April 28 – 8:30am

Race starts and finishes at the Ridge Pavilion. Register for any trail running race here.