Race (or Walk) Through Duke Forest

Registration is open for the annual Pine Cone Pacer

The Pine Cone Pacer winds through Duke Forest and is open to walkers and runners who want to enjoy Duke’s living laboratory. Photo courtesy of Duke Forest.
The Pine Cone Pacer winds through Duke Forest and is open to walkers and runners who want to enjoy Duke’s living laboratory. Photo courtesy of Duke Forest.

Up for a walk or run through Duke Forest? Register for the 11th Pine Cone Pacer 5K, which is April 18. 

The Pine Cone Pacer is the largest fundraiser for the Duke Forest Improvement Fund. Money from the race helps expand environmental education programs, maintain trails and pay for projects not covered by the forest’s annual budget.  

“The Pine Cone Pacer is an opportunity for friends and family to come together to share their love for our beautiful forest,” said Sara Childs, director of Duke Forest. 

Runners who sign up before April 6 pay $25 and are guaranteed a T-shirt. If spots remain, race-day registration is $35. Please check the website the night before to see if spots remain.

The Pine Cone Pacer, initially scheduled for April 18, has been canceled due to the coronavirus. 

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