5K on the Greenway

Mount Airy, NC

5K on the Greenway
October 12, 2024

Come visit Historic Mayberry and run our 19th Annual 5K and 1/2 Mile Fun Run #5KOTG co-hosted by Reeves Community Foundation and Mount Airy City Schools the weekend of the 56th Annual Mount Airy Autumn Leaves Festival!

The majority of the course is on the beautiful Emily B. Taylor Greenway and runs along Lovill's Creek. This is a FLAT, FAST COURSE. The 57th Annual Downtown Mount Airy Autumn Leaves Festival is within walking distance in Historic Mount Airy, NC on race weekend. This race is a very popular event year after year.  Come see why!!  Runners, walkers, and strollers are welcome.

All 5K on the Greenway participants receive a custom finisher's medal!

Event Schedule
5K Race/Walk 8:00AM
1/2 Mile Fun Run/Walk 8:45 AM
Race Awards 9:15 AM

Registration Fees:
  • 5K Adult
    • Early Registration by 9/22:  $33
    • Standard Registration 9/23-10/12:  $38
  • 5K Youth (Under 18) - $28
  • 1/2 Mile Fun Run (Under 10) - $15

Applicants registered by September 22nd are guaranteed a long-sleeve performance race shirt.  
All fees are non-refundable. Race runs rain or shine!

  Staff, Students, and Family of Mount Airy City Schools  
Show your BEAR pride and help support your student-athletes!

Early Packet Pickup

Packets may be picked up at Mount Airy Parks & Recreation/Reeves Community Center on Friday, October 11th from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM.  Registration will also be available by cash, check or credit card (credit card processing fee applies).

Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup
Pick up packets and register before the race at the intersection of Independence Blvd. and Emily B. Taylor section of the Granite City Greenway behind Roses Department Store on race morning, October 12th from 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM. Registration fees may be paid by cash, check or credit card (credit card processing fee applies).

Course Route:
5K on the Greenway is a certified 5K course - USATF # NC23028BDS

Turn-by-turn course directions:
  • Starting on the Emily B. Taylor section of the greenway at the trail entrance behind Roses, walk approximately .50 mile west toward West Lebanon Street to the starting line
  • Turn right off the greenway onto West Lebanon Street
  • Cross the intersection and turn left on Howard Street
  • Turn left on Crescent Drive, left on Park Avenue, and left on Marion Street
  • Turn right onto West Lebanon Street, turn left to get back onto the greenway
  • Finish behind Roses back at the trail entrance.
Course Records - Male
 Year Name Location Finish Time   Pace
2022 Samuel Haynes Cana, VA 15.25.92   4:57
2017  Justin Pfruender Winston-Salem, NC 15:38.97   5:02
2015  Andris Goncarovs Greensboro, NC 15:58.64   5:09
2008 Aaron Bowman Greensboro, NC 16:08   5:12

Course Records - Female
 Year Name Location Finish Time   Pace
2012 Natalie Lawrence Walkertown, NC 17:54   5:45
2008  Allison Peters Kernersville, NC 19:55   6:25

5K Awards

Cash Prizes for Overall Male/Female 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Male/Female Age Divisions 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place: 10 & Under, 11-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and Over

The 5K race is chip-timed by Go! Sports Timing. Overall awards will be based on gun time. Age group awards will be based on chip time. 

Showers and dressing rooms are available at Mount Airy Parks and Recreation/Reeves Community Center at Intersection of Pine Street (Hwy 89) and Renfro Street (Business 52). Address: 113 S. Renfro Street, Mount Airy.

Our area has many things to offer - go to www.visitmayberry.com to find out more!

Title Sponsor
Renfro Corporation

For event information, contact:
Peter Raymer, Director
Mount Airy Parks and Recreation
Phone: (336) 786-8313
Email praymer@mountairy.org

When & Where

Oct 12, 2024


8:00 AM

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