5K on the Greenway

Mount Airy, NC

Come visit Historic Mayberry and run our 15th Annual 5K and 1/2 Mile Fun Run #5KOTG co-hosted by Reeves Community Foundation and Mount Airy City Schools the weekend of the 52nd 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 53rd 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.

Race Date: October 12, 2019

Race times
5K Race/Walk  8:00AM
1/2 Mile Fun Run/Walk 8:45 AM

Registration Fees
5K Adult by 9/22:   $30
5K Adult 9/23-10/12:  $35
5K Youth under 18: $25
1/2 Mile Fun Run w/shirt: $15
1/2 Mile Fun Run no shirt: FREE

Rubber Duck Regatta
(Ducks $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00)

Applicants registered by September 30th are guaranteed a long-sleeve performance race shirt.  
Fees are non-refundable.  Race runs rain or shine!
  Staff, Students, and Family of Mount Airy City Schools  
Show your BEAR pride and help your school win additional prizes by selecting the Mount Airy City School you are representing when you register!
Early Packet Pickup
Packets may be picked up at Mount Airy Parks & Recreation/Reeves Community Center
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)
Phone:  (336) 786-8313

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 and Choice Physical Therapy
Saturday 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)

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
* Race is chip-timed by Go! Sports Timing.  Awards will be based on gun time.  Gun time and chip time results will be posted.

Course Records - Male
 Year Name Location Finish Time   Pace
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

Course Route
Click here for the 5K on the Greenway course route on Strava

Turn-by-turn course directions:
  • Starting on the Emily B. Taylor section of the greenway at the trail entrance behind Choice Physical Therapy, 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 Choice Physical Therapy back at the trail entrance.
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.

Rubber Duck Regatta

WIN prize money
$5 per duck or 5 for $20
Top three ducks will receive cash prizes of $200, $100 and $50!
Do not have to be present to win.
The ducks will “RACE” down Lovill’s Creek after the 5k
All proceeds of the Rubber Duck Regatta
benefit The Children's Center of Surry.

Title Sponsor
Renfro Corporation

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

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

When & Where

Oct 12, 2019


8:00 AM

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