3rd Annual Run the Ridge 5K @ The Ridge Nature Area
Feb 29 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Limited onsite race day registration available. Register now here.


6:30am – Parking opens

6:30am – Packet pickup begins

7:45am – Packet pickup ends

8:00am – Race begins

9:15am – Awards Ceremony (time approximate)

Join the Southern Conservation Trust and the City of Fayetteville at the Third Annual Run the Ridge 5K is mostly flat and gentle, following the outside perimeter of the park bounded by the confluence of Ginger Cake Creek and Whitewater Creek. You can expect a few hills but gentle, non-technical trails.  This is a great course for a beginning trail runner. Walkers are also welcome, but no baby joggers, please.


You can learn more about the event on our Official Run The Ridge 5k page by clicking here.

This event is sponsored by Heritage Preservation Trust.



Nature Stories @ SCT Office
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us at our office for our first ever Nature Stories event benefiting the Southern Conservation Trust and Red Clay Festival!

Come listen to stories about our natural world for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!!

All proceeds benefit the Southern Conservation Trust and Red Clay Story.

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Our Community Preserves Include The Ridge Nature Area, Line Creek Nature Area, Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary, Flat Creek Nature Area, Morgan Grove Nature Area, Nesmith Preserve, Wildcat Woods, and Somerby Woods.

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Based in Georgia, the Southern Conservation Trust elevates nature through exceptional stewardship through over 46,000 acres of conserved land and public lands throughout the South including 8 public nature areas.

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