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Gold Rush 5K – Gold Hill Rail Trail
October 21 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
*Scroll down to Read More about the Gold Hill Rail Trail
Download PDF of the Brochure Here:
2017 Gold Rush5k Brochure
Registration online at the following Link:
Participants may also register the morning of the race. Registration will be held in the picnic area near the Gated Park Entrance by the Log Barn.
**NOTE** All 5k Parking will be at the Softball Field
**The race will begin across the street from the log barn.
**All 5k Parking will be at the Softball Field
Gold Hill Rail Trail Story
The Gold Hill Rail Trail is a protected rail road right-of-way developed by the Land Trust for Central North Carolina in partnership with the Historic Gold Hill and Mines Foundation, Inc. The narrow-gauge rail line was built in the 1880’s to transport gold, gold refining equipment and supplies for the New Gold Hill Ltd. Mining Company.
The trail, now owned by the Historic Gold Hill and Mines Foundation, Inc., is a part of Gold Hill Mines Historic Park. It joins other trails developed along the old mining roads throughout the 70 acre park to create a scenic leisurely hiking, walking jogging, biking trail.
The park and trail is open daily during daylight hours. Trail Guide Booklets and maps are available at E.H. Montgomery General Store in the Gold Hill Village.