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The City of Morganton has approved four run/walk courses on City streets. There must be a minimum of 75 participants in order to block roadways for the event. The event will not be allowed the following year if the minimum participants is below 75. If more than 2,000 participants are expected for the event, the route will need to be re-evaluated by the City of Morganton and Morganton Public Safety. These courses do not require a permit from NCDOT.

If you do not use a pre-approved course for your run/walk, you must fill out a City of Morganton Special Event Application AND an NCDOT Special Event Application, and SUBMIT BOTH to Public Safety. If there are no conflicts with your event, Public Safety will issue the applicant an Acknowledgement Letter to be submitted along with the NCDOT application to NCDOT.

Event Scheduling

  • No more than two events can occur per month on public roadways. The events cannot occur on the same day.
  • The Parks and Recreation Department also hosts run/walks at various parks including Catawba Meadows Park and the Morganton Greenway System. Visit the Parks and Recreation Department page for more information.

Time Allotted

  • 5K - Roads can be blocked no more than 1.5 hours (90 minutes) - 29 minute/mile pace; 10K - Roads can be blocked no more than 2.5 hours (90 minutes) - 24.1 minute/mile pace

Marking Courses

  • Do not use paint or colored markers on roadways/sidewalks/pavement. Courses may be marked with temporary signs stuck in the ground.

Download the application and guidelines below to review ALL race requirements.

Route 1 - 5K (3 laps) / 10K (6 laps)

Start/Staging will be in Martha's Park parking lot. Entire course will be Downtown. A total of four intersections will need to be blocked ($100). This course requires four Public Safety officers. Morganton Public Safety will provide two of the four officers. Applicant will be responsible for hiring a minimum of two off-duty officers to assist with the event by contacting the Major of Field Operations @ 432-2680.

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run walk Downtown Route 01

 

Route 2 - 5K (2 laps) / 10K (4 laps)

Start/Staging in Martha's Park parking lot. Course starts in Downtown & runs through residential neighborhoods before ending Downtown. A total for four intersections will need to be blocked ($100). This course requires six Public Safety officers. Morganton Public Safety will provide two officers. Applicant will be responsible for hiring a minimum of four off-duty officers to assist with the event by contacting the Major of Field Operations @ 432-2680.

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run walk Downtown Route 02

 

Route 3 - 5K (2 laps) / 10K (4 laps)

Start/Staging behind the Burke County Courthouse in the parking lot. Course starts in Downtown and continues through residential neighborhoods then finishes in Downtown. A total of five intersections will need to be blocked ($125). This course requires four Public Safety officers. Morganton Public Safety will provide two officers. Applicant will be responsible for hiring a minimum of two off-duty officers to assist with the event by contacting the Major of Field Operations @ 432-2680.

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run walk Downtown Route 03

 

Route 4

5K (1 lap) / 10K (2 laps)

Start/Staging behind the Burke County Courthouse in the parking lot. Course starts Downtown, continues through residential neighborhoods and finishes Downtown. A total of five intersections will need to be blocked ($125). This course requires six Public Safety officers. Morganton Public Safety will provide two officers. Applicant will be responsible for hiring a minimum of four off-duty officers to assist with the event by contacting the Major of Field Operations @ 432-2680.

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run walk Downtown Route 04

 

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