Sunrise Run on the Greenway

Sat September 10, 2022 Morganton, NC 28655 US Directions
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5K Run

$25 8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Price increases after September 8, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

10K Run

$25 8:00AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Price increases after September 8, 2022 at 11:59pm EDT

Student Fitness Challenge - Fun Run

$7 9:30AM EDT - 10:00AM EDT Registration ends September 2, 2022 at 6:00pm EDT

Test your endurance during the Morganton Festival Weekend’s annual Sunrise Run on the Greenway, hosted by the Historic Morganton Festival, Inc. It takes place on the morning of Saturday, September 10, along a beautiful stretch of the Catawba River Greenway.

The morning will start with tunes from local DJ that will surely get your blood pumping bright and early. So whether you are a runner or just the support group, there will be fun to be had by all!

The most popular and highly anticipated, Student Fitness Challenge, will see Elementary and Middle School students run for their school at 9:30am. This challenge is offered to Burke County Elementary and Middle Schools and is an opportunity to garner $200 for their physical education programs by having at least 10 participants complete the sunrise on mile fun run/walk; the school with the most finishers will receive an additional $500 for their program! Students must register through their PE Teachers or online by 5:00pm on the Friday, one week prior to the race; registration per student is $7.00 and includes a t-shirt!

Pre-registration and packet pickup will occur at the race site between 5:00pm and 6:00pm at Catawba Meadows on Friday, September 9th. Follow the signs!

Please note that participants in the Student Fitness Challenge MUST register with their PE Teachers  in order to be eligible for the race (and receive a t-shirt) After the race, be sure to stop in Downtown Morganton and attend the Morganton Festival 

Trophies awarded to overall winners in the 1 mile fun run, 5K and 10K.
Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female winners in the following age categories for the 5K & 10k: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.
And in the 1 mile fun run/Student Fitness Challenge: 5 and under, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, and 14+

If you are interested in the race routes, click the links here for route details: 5K [NC11083PH] and 10K [NC11084PH]. 

Catawba Meadows Park
701 Sanford Drive
Morganton, NC US 28655
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