Cornelius PARC 5K Run & Walk

  • Friday, May 4, rain or shine
  • Race start time 6:30 p.m.
  • Westmoreland Athletic Complex, 8430 Westmoreland Road
  • 5K Course Map
  • $35 for runners, $30 for walkers
  • Early packet pick-up will be on Friday, May 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the PARC office located in Town Hall
  • On-site packet pick-up will be available race day starting at 4:30 p.m. at Westmoreland Athletic Complex

Age Divisions 

Participants must be at least 5 years old to participate. Awards will be provided to the top three (3) runners in each age category, male and female.  Awards will also be provided for overall under 40, masters (40-59) and grand masters (60 and up).  

Warrior Jace 5K
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Top Deck Foundation

Warrior Jace Sponsor

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  • Online registration will be open through May 3 at 11:59 p.m. 
  • On-site walk-up registration at the May 4 race will begin at 4:30 p.m. 
  • Shirts are provided to participants who register by April 12 at 5 p.m. A limited supply of shirts will be available for participants registering after April 12, and a limited supply of shirts may be available for purchase at the event.

Proceeds will go to the Top Deck Foundation to benefit Warrior Jace and his family to assist with medical expenses. Jace Thompson, son of Cornelius Police Captain Jennifer Thompson, was diagnosed last October at the age of 4 with a rare and aggressive tumor near his brain stem. 

The race course will begin and end at Westmoreland Athletic Complex and wind through parts of the McDowell Creek Greenway, on beautiful trails and around scenic ponds of Robbins Park. The 5K race course is challenging, consists of elevation changes and incorporates a variety of running surfaces, including natural surface, gravel, pavement and a wooden boardwalk. This family- friendly event is open to most running levels with race divisions divided into groups based on age and gender.

Get your friends and family together and come run/walk to support this little Warrior!

T-Shirt Sponsor

Rainbow Child Care Center

Media Sponsor

Cornelius Today

Policies & Refunds 

  • Due to the surfaces and width of the course trails, strollers and animals will be prohibited in the race.  
  • Tennis shoes/athletic shoes are required to participate. 
  • In the case of inclement weather, please call our weather hotline, (704) 896-2460 ext 290, for updates on any race cancellations. The race will not be rescheduled if cancelled, and no refunds will be given due to an inclement weather cancellation.


Now accepting sponsorships! Learn more about sponsorship levels and opportunities here. For additional information or to join the effort, please email Jody Clark or call 704-892-6031 x192.