Events

Enjoy the Trail with us! Each year, we hold two large fundraising events: the YeeHaw! River Paddle in the Spring and the Trailathlon in the Fall. These events not only serve as benefits for the Trail, but also as opportunities to connect the community to this wonderful resource. The Haw River Trail captures the natural resources, history, and culture of Alamance County and surrounding regions, and serves as a critical resource for connecting the community to its heritage. We rely heavily on grant funding, donations, and fundraising to continue building and maintaining the Trail. All event proceeds support the Haw River Trail.

Never been on the river before? Not an experienced marathoner? That's OK- our events are untimed and friendly to all skill levels. We welcome families, locals, and out of town visitors every year. We also invite local businesses to sponsor the events. For more information about sponsoring an event please visit the "What Can I Do?" page.

We announce events on our Facebook Page and provide details here when events are upcoming, so check back around April and October every year!



Friday Afternoon Stress Release Paddles

Join us for a relaxing Friday afternoon canoe trip along the upper Haw River. This trip is ideal for the beginner as well as the experienced paddler and is the perfect way to end a stressful work week.

Participants will check in at the Great Bend Park Parking lot located at 350 Greenwood Drive, Burlington, NC 27217. After a short hike paddlers will arrive at the put-in above Glencoe dam. This is an upriver trip in the flatwater section behind the dam. Paddlers will launch from and return to the same location. During the trip, participants are encouraged to bird-watch, fish, or just enjoy the tranquility of nature before returning to the launch site.

All paddlers under the age of 18 that will not be accompanied by an adult must have a signed waiver from a parent or guardian before they can go on the trip. To fit into a life vest, passengers must be over the age of 2 years and weigh at least 30 pounds. The canoe can fit two adults and may accommodate up to two children if they are each under 100 pounds.

Visit alamanceparks.com for more information.

YeeHaw! River Paddle

Trailathlon

The YeeHaw! brings together paddlers of all skill levels to enjoy the Haw River Paddle Trail as a community. The event includes a Family and Beginners’ paddle in the morning on gentle sections of river or the lake to encourage novice paddlers to give paddling a try. In the afternoon, more experienced paddlers will tackle a longer, more challenging section of the river. The location varies each year so participants enjoy getting to know different sections of the river.

The annual Trailathlon brings together families and athletes of all abilities and skill levels to enjoy the natural recreation opportunities of the Haw River corridor. This multi-sport adventure race starts with a two-mile round trip paddle on Saxapahaw Lake, a six-mile rolling countryside bike ride, and finishes with a hilly 5K trail run. The race is untimed and is intended to draw appreciation for the Haw River Trail, the Haw River, and the surrounding communities.



Enjoy the Trail with us! Each year, we hold two large fundraising events: the YeeHaw! River Paddle in the Spring and the Trailathlon in the Fall. These events not only serve as benefits for the Trail, but also as opportunities to connect the community to this wonderful resource. The Haw River Trail captures the natural resources, history, and culture of Alamance County and surrounding regions, and serves as a critical resource for connecting the community to its heritage. We rely heavily on grant funding, donations, and fundraising to continue building and maintaining the Trail. All event proceeds support the Haw River Trail.

Never been on the river before? Not an experienced marathoner? That's OK- our events are untimed and friendly to all skill levels. We welcome families, locals, and out of town visitors every year. We also invite local businesses to sponsor the events. For more information about sponsoring an event please visit the "What Can I Do?" page.

We announce events on our Facebook Page and provide details here when events are upcoming, so check back around April and October every year!

YeeHaw! River Paddle

Yee Haw! River Paddle

The YeeHaw! brings together paddlers of all skill levels to enjoy the Haw River Paddle Trail as a community. The event includes a Family and Beginners’ paddle in the morning on gentle sections of river or the lake to encourage novice paddlers to give paddling a try. In the afternoon, more experienced paddlers will tackle a longer, more challenging section of the river. The location varies each year so participants enjoy getting to know different sections of the river.

Trailathlon

The annual Trailathlon brings together families and athletes of all abilities and skill levels to enjoy the natural recreation opportunities of the Haw River corridor. This multi-sport adventure race starts with a two-mile round trip paddle on Saxapahaw Lake, a seven-mile rolling countryside bike ride, and finishes with a hilly 5K trail run. The race is untimed and is intended to draw appreciation for the Haw River Trail, the Haw River, and the surrounding communities.