Dorothea Dix Park
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Dorothea Dix Park 5K

What an incredible day! Thank you to the hundreds of  community members who -despite the chilly weather - joined us for our 1st official 5K to support the future of Dorothea Dix Park.  Were you there?  Check out the links below!




The 1st Annual Dorothea Dix Park 5K race benefits the future of Dorothea Dix Park.

Our scenic 3 mile course through the Dorothea Dix Park campus is the perfect place for a race. This race offers something for everyone with timed or un-timed registration options along with two fun runs for kids after the conclusion of the 5K. Race proceeds will support design and construction efforts moving forward as we create a park for everyone.

To add to the fun, each race participant will receive a free beer from Trophy Brewing and everyone is invited to our post-race celebration! Bring a picnic to share or enjoy fare from our food trucks and beverage vendors. Island Sound will be spinning some tunes so you can get down while you cool down! Post-race event will end at 12:30 pm. 

Race Time: 9:00 am - A detailed schedule to be announced

Registration: $25 before February 22. $30 thereafter including race day.

Register Today

Kids Fun Runs: Start time approximately 10:00 am. Includes a 100-meter dash for little ones under 6 years and a 400-meter run for ages 6-10. There is no fee for these races, and parents can sign up their children on race day.

Thank you the Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy for sponsoring our 5K, Runologie for providing prizes to our top runners, and Ads Infinitum for creating our rad race tees. 


Location: Dorothea Dix Park, 701 Dawkins Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603

Parking Directions: 

Dix Park Event Parking Map for Flowers Field