Road Races

The Active Living and Parks Department hosts two annual road races open to individuals of all ages.

  • Exercise is Medicine 5K Road Race, Saturday, June 6, 2015
  • Jack O' Lantern Jaunt Festival, Saturday, October 25, 2014, Frank Liske Park

Activities and Events

1:00 - 5:00  Free Mini  Golf , Paddleboat Rides, and Games
Sign up, pickup your bib number, and show it to the park attendants at golf or boats for your free admission.  Games are free and open to  everyone!!!
1:00 - 5:00  Mini Golf Tournament - $5.00. 
Play 1 round of golf and enjoy a hot dog, bag of chips, and a soft drink for a chance to win an award.  Compete against others in the following age groups:  8 & under, 9-12, 13-15, and adult.  Awards  given out at the 5K race awards ceremony.
1:00 - 5:00  Great Cabarrus County Pumpkin Carving Contest - FREE
Bring your own pumpkin or buy one on the day of the event for $5.00 (while supplies last).  All pumpkins must be carved on site, day of  - NO EXCEPTIONS.  Compete for prizes for the ugliest, most traditional,   funniest, biggest, smallest, and scariest. Carving tools and supplies  provided on site.  Awards given out at the 5K awards ceremony.
1:00 - 5:30  Jack O’ Lantern Jaunt Pumpkin Obstacle Course - $3.00
Compete for the best time in the following age groups for a chance to win a great prize.  Maneuver the pumpkin through the obstacle course at record pace.  Age groups: 5 & under, 6-8, 9-12, 13 & up.
4:00 pm Jack O Lantern Jaunt Costume Contest - FREE

Prizes for the best dressed, worst dressed, funniest, and most original. Awards given out at the 5K awards ceremony.
“The Delmonicos” band will be performing.  Enjoy a night of music and dancing to the best sounds of new & old country and rock & roll.    Concessions available.

For road race information or call 704-920-2701.

Starting Line Finish Line

 Exercise is Medicine Road Race

Date Saturday, October 25, 2014
Site Frank Liske Park
Races 5K Run
1 Mile Kids Fun Run / Walk
Tot Trot - FREE
Starts Tot Trot - 4:30 PM
Fun Run / Walk - 5:00 PM
5K Run - 5:30 PM
Fees *Entry Fees thru October 16
5K Run - $20
Fun Run / Walk - $8
Families - $60
Clubs / Teams - $15 (5K) per runner (must all be mailed together), 6 minimum is for pre-registration only by October 16
Online Registration not available for families/clubs/teams.

*Entry Fees after October 16
5K Run - $23
Fun Run / Walk - $10
Families - $70
No registration discount for clubs/teams after October 16

Race Day Registration and Pre Registration Packet Pick-up begins at 1:00pm PM
Registration Pre-registration online -

Entry Form

Perry Gabriel