Sunrise Run on the Greenway 5K 10K

Sat September 12, 2020 Morganton, NC US 28655 Directions
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5K Run

$20 8:00AM EDT Price increases after August 21, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

10K Run

$20 8:00AM EDT Price increases after August 21, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

Student Run

$10 9:30AM EDT Price increases after August 21, 2020 at 11:59pm EDT

The 39th Annual Sunrise Run on the Greenway 5K, 10K, and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk kick off the Saturday schedule of the Historic Morganton Festival.

The Sunrise Run on the Greenway 5/10K courses are USATF certified - 5K [NC11083PH] and 10K [NC11084PH]. All three races will be professionally chip timed by Racing Toes, Inc.

After the race, be sure to stop in Downtown Morganton and attend the Historic Morganton Festival where over 60,000 people experience a variety of arts, crafts, foods, and entertainment. Bring the whole family!

Details of the Sunrise Run on the Greenway 5K, 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk can be found on the event web site.


Trophies awarded to overall winners in the 1 mile fun run, 5K and 10K. Age Group Awards will also be given to the 5K and 10K winners in the following Age Group Categories:


  • 10 and under
  • 11 to 14
  • 15 to 19
  • 20 to 24
  • 25 to 29
  • 30 to 34
  • 35 to 39
  • 40 to 44
  • 45 to 49
  • 50 to 54
  • 55 to 59
  • 60 to 64
  • 65 to 69
  • 70 to 74
  • 75 to 79
  • and 80+


Friday: Sept 11th 5 - 7pm: On-site registration and early Packet Pick Up

Saturday: Sept 12th 6:30 - 7:30: 5K & 10K Packet Pick Up and Onsite registration

8:00am: START: 5K & 10K 

6:30 - 9:00am: Fun Run Packet Pick Up and Onsite Registration

9:30am: START: Student Fitness Challenge Fun Run



Student Fitness Challenge

We welcome all Burke County Elementary and Middle Schools to join the 1 mile Student Fitness Challenge. Earn $$$ for your school's Physical Education program. Each school that has ten or more [10+] students finish the 1 mile Challenge will receive $200. The school with the most finishers will win $500!!

Registration for the 2020 Student Fitness Challenge is $7 and is only available via the PE teacher at each participating school. Please check with your school to ensure that they are sending a team to the Challenge! [If you are with a school and would like additional details - please contact the Historic Morganton Festival at or 828-438-5252 for additional information.]

The Student Fitness Challenge is held in conjuction with the 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. Both Start at 9:30am.

Catawba Meadows Park
Morganton, NC US 28655
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