Franklinton 5K & BBQ Festival

Franklinton, NC

The beautifully restored Carolina Manor House (312 E Mason St in Franklinton, NC) is the home of the new Franklinton 5K & BBQ Festival.  This late-morning fall race is followed by live music, a BBQ cookoff, BBQ lunch, and family fun.

Registration Includes:

  • late morning 5K Race around the quaint town of Franklinton, NC
  • Race shirt (while sizes/quantities last)
  • Live Music by Kevin Lee & Joe Conroy beginning at 1 PM
  • Family Fun:  BBQ Cookoff, and Carolina Manor House tours.
10 BBQ teams will be working their smokers overnight for the BBQ cookoff and lunch. 

You can purchase a BBQ plate and a drink ticket for $22 as you register for the 5K in advance (or $24 on race day).  If you are not racing and just want to purchase the BBQ you can sign up at

The 5K Race is included in the Triangle Race Series.

Registration Prices:
  • Through August 31: $25
  • Sept 1 - Oct 8:  $30
  • Oct 9 - Oct 21:  $35

Race Day Schedule of Events:
  • Race Day Registration/Check-In starts at 10 AM
  • 5K Race starts at 11 AM
  • BBQ plates available starting at Noon
  • Live Music starts at 1 PM

Race Awards:

The following awards will be provided:
  • Top overall Male & Female
  • Top Male & Female in these age groups:  19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

The event benefits the Franklinton Food Bank.

When & Where

Oct 21, 2023


10:30 AM

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Franklinton, NC

Carolina Manor House


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