Join us for the 1st Annual Touch of Grace 5K and Fun Run on Friday, June 30th at 6:30pm! The course route is the Morganton Greenway, starting at the Catawba Meadows access area. Your canine friends are encouraged to join you for the event!
A donation will be made out of the proceeds of the event to A Touch of Grace, a non-profit animal welfare fund established in memory of Gracie Avery, a sixteen year old beagle mix, that passed away in December 2016. A Touch of Grace animal welfare fund was established to benefit animals that are in need of medical care, love, and a touch of grace. As a new fund, A Touch of Grace needs your help to expand its capacity for helping animals in need.
Cost for the 5K is $25 and participants receive a finisher’s ribbon and race t-shirt. Overall and Age Group Winners, male and female, will be recognized. Age Group categories are as follows:
<9 years old; 10-19 years old; 20-29 years old; 30-39 years old; 40-49 years old; 50-59 years old; 60-69 years old; 70+ years old
Cost for the Fun Run (non-competitive) is $15 and participants will receive a finisher’s ribbon and race t-shirt.
Cost for the 1 Mile Competitive Youth Run is $15 and participants will receive a finisher’s ribbon and race t-shirt. Male and female age group winners will be recognized in the following categories:
<5 years old; 6-10 years old; 11-15 years old
If you are unable to join us on the day and time of the event, but still want to support A Touch of Grace, there is a Virtual Participant option for $25. Race shirts and finishers’ ribbon will be mailed to Virtual Participants around the time of the race (within a week before or after the event).
Online registration is open until June 24th. On-site registration will be available during packet pick-up on June 28th between 5-7pm and from 5-6pm on race day, June 30th. Once online registration closes, cost increases $5 for each event.
Packet pick-up will be on June 28th 5-7pm and from 5-6pm on race day, June 30th. Location to be announced, so check back frequently!
VOLUNTEERS! We absolutely could not have a successful event without our volunteers. If you are interested in helping with set up, on-site registration, packet pick-up, handing out water to competitors, cheering for participants on the course, or other tasks, you can sign up online or by emailing [email protected] Volunteers will receive a free volunteer t-shirt.
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Information about the event is available in : English