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Community Center: 

Hours of Operation: 
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours (March 1 – Oct. 31):
Monday-Thursday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
​Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED

Physical Address:
715 Amelia Church Road
Clayton, NC 27520


Congrats to everyone who participated in the 34th Annual Clayton 5K Road Race today! Awesome run by Shan Guo of Cary with his winning time of 18:01! Three seconds behind him was 14-year-old Zachary Clark of Garner and coming in 3rd overall with a time of 18:42 was 17-year-old Andrew Amaya of Clayton.

Finishing first for the females was Lori Ligouri of California with 21:48. Right behind her at 21:52 was Susan Brosnan, followed by 18-year-old Rachel Strickland of Clayton with 21:56!

We had an 8-year-old AND a 74-year-old bound across the finish line! Special thanks to the Clayton Police Department and the residents of Downtown Clayton for helping us hold this community tradition! More pics to come!

34th Annual Clayton 5K Road Race
Saturday May 13, 2017
Downtown Clayton
9 a.m.

Hundreds of people compete each year in one of the longest-running road races in the Triangle!  For more than three decades, the annual Clayton Road Race has brought out everyone from 7-year-olds to 70-year-olds to compete in this challenging 5K through Downtown Clayton! Both runners and walkers are encouraged to participate.

Would your little one love a race bid and finishers medal of their own? Sign them up for the 0.1 mile tot trot! They will run two city blocks and through the finish line!

Registration is now open! Register by April 22 and the cost is just $25.  After April 22, registration goes up ten dollars to $35. Online registration ends on May 10, but if you'd still like to run, you can register on race day for $40.  



New in 2017! There will be a chipped start- that's right your time will not start until YOU cross the starting line! This means more accurate timing.

The official certified US Track & Field course was CHANGED in 2015 and participants say it made the race more exciting! Click here to view the race route map.

Special thanks to Access Physical Therapy & WellnessImage Builders Embroidery & Screenprinters Inc, Girl Scout Troop 464, and Clayton Youth Council for helping make this event possible for Town of Clayton Parks & Recreation.

The new race route runs through the streets of Candlewood and Willow Park neighborhoods.  Roads will either be blocked completely or impacted. The following streets will be CLOSED/BLOCKED annually from about 8:30 a.m. to roughly 10:30 a.m. on the second Saturday in May:

  • Atkinson – ALL 
  • Barbour - ALL
  • Blanche – ALL 
  • Brook – ALL 
  • Candlewood – ALL 
  • Carter – ALL 
  • Charles – ALL 
  • Clay - ALL
  • East Horne – ALL
  • East Second – Fayetteville to Lombard – 100, 200, 300 blocks
  • West Horne – ALL 
  • West Second – ALL 
  • Ellington – ALL 
  • Hamby – Fayetteville to Lombard - 100, 200, 300 blocks
  • Jones Circle - ALL
  • Mitchell – ALL 
  • Moore – ALL
  • Page – ALL
  • Park – ALL 
  • Penny – ALL 
  • South Church – Horne to Main – ALL 
  • South Fayetteville – Main to 70 
  • South O’Neil – Blanche to Second – ALL 
  • South Robertson – Main to 70 
  • Virginia – ALL 
  • Westbrook - ALL
  • Willow Drive - ALL 

We apologize for the 2-hour inconvenience caused by this community tradition, but hope you'll come out to support one of the longest-running races in the Triangle!  Thanks for everyone's patience!  

2016 Road Race


What a beautiful day & great turnout for the annual Clayton Parks and Recreation run through Downtown Clayton, NC! We had 73-year-old finishers and 6-year-old finishers! We had a Councilman, a Great Dane, and another dog named Eddie Vedder! We had strollers, walkers, and an entire family of 6 who finished the race! Thank you to everyone who participated and THANK YOU to all the residents and businesses of Downtown Clayton for sparing a few hours on a Saturday in May each year for this Clayton community tradition! Congrats to 14-year-old Ethan Frey of Garner on his 18:09 finish! And Alicia Rider, a return 1st place female finisher, with her time of 20:26! 

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