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Enjoy running on our cart paths that wind through the tranquility and beautiful mountain views of the Silver Creek golf course. The race may be only 3.1 miles long, but don’t be fooled: The hills with 400 ft gain and loss will make you earn your Thanksgiving feast!
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, all proceeds from the run will benefit Burke Rescue Squadron, our all-volunteer public service organization based here in Morganton, North Carolina. Burke Rescue Squad assists with and provides both medical and rescue services to the citizens of and visitors to Burke County, ranging from assisting ill or missing persons and motor vehicle accidents to wilderness and whitewater technical rescue, and even providing medical support to community events. When you call 911 in Burke County, chances are a member of Burke Rescue Squad will be coming to your aid!
This event will be professionally chip-timed by GateCity Race Timing! Event results will be posted on-site and online in real-time and will be updating as participants cross the finish line. Results will be "official" once the event is over.
Your entry includes a race T-shirt. With your entry, you will also receive one raffle ticket for our door prize raffle. You will be able to purchase additional tickets if you wish, with all proceeds going to the Rescue Squad.
Medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each gender and age division as well as to the overall winners, male and female.
The age divisions are as follows: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
Early packet pick-up will be available on Wednesday, November 24, from 4pm to 6pm here at Silver Creek Golf Club. In-person registration will also be available during this time, while there are spots available.
Race day packet pick-up and registration will also be available. You must pick up your packet or register no later than 8:30am on race day. We will not be able to guarantee that shirts will be available at that time.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
You won't have any trouble finding your way around the start/finish area, but for those who like to be prepared, here's a map!
Above all else, we are striving to make this event as safe as it can possibly be for all our participants, volunteers, and staff. If you’re feeling unwell (or uncomfortable participating), we want you to be able to stay home and stay safe without feeling like you’re losing out. In order to make that happen, we are offering flexible options so participants can make responsible decisions based on their health.
Here are our options for registered participants who can’t make it to the race:
TRANSFER TO ANOTHER PARTICIPANT: You can transfer your registration to another participant for a $10 fee before November 22nd at midnight. After that date, you can switch your registration to the virtual event.
SWITCH REGISTRATION FROM IN-PERSON TO VIRTUAL: You can transfer your in-person registration to a virtual registration for free at any point before the race.
REFUNDS: Due to the expenses we are incurring this close to the race, we are unfortunately unable to give refunds.
CANCELLATION: If we have to cancel the event for any reason, all ‘in person’ event registrations will automatically be converted to the Virtual event.
For help transferring your registration to another person or to the virtual event, please contact us!
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