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H.O.P. Update

Runners “HOP” to it
Again This Year

Morganton Service League - Est. 1968
On Saturday, October  4th, 2014
The Morganton Service League
will hold the 13th Annual 5K,
10K and Family Fun Run to
benefit a new addition to Burke County Parks & Playgrounds


5K and 10K Start 8:45am
1Mile start 8am

Registration Opens at 7:15 am


Find Out More

About The Burke County Student



Discounted registrations to all Burke county students who pre-register!

Jogging Stroller Approved!

Race Info Contacts:

Laura Bailey



Sue Gomes



Whitney Strosnider




Yes, We have Packet Pick Up!

Frday, Oct 3rd

Martha's Park






H.O.P. Race


OCTOBER 4, 2014

Morganton, NC

Saturday, October 5, 2013 - Morganton, NC

WELCOME to Morganton's 13th Annual HOP (Help Our Project) 10k, 5k and 1 mile Family fun run, hosted by and benefiting the projects of the Morganton Service League(MSL).  In past years, our proceeds have contributed to the major renovation of Martha’s Park, an innovative play set in Freedom Park and the “Adventure Playground” in Catawba Meadows Park. The latest addition completed is a brand new playground located at the soccer complex at Catawba Meadows.  We look forward to creating another new addition with the matched contribuition from Morganton Parks and Recreation Foundation to our 2012-2014 profits for a SPECTACULAR playground at the baseball fields of Catawba Meadows for all children to enjoy! Click Here to see the wonderful playgrounds the MSL H.O.P Race proceeds helped to create and our latest addition!

WHO: This year’s Title Sponsor is: Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge!


WHAT: 13th Annual HOP Race 5k, 10k and 1 mile family fun run/walk. Water, fruit, homemade granola, cookies and Subs from SUBWAY and Empandas from Mountain Burrito are provided to all participants after the race. Water stations are provided along the route. Many door prizes given out during the awards presentation.

WHERE: Downtown Morganton, NC. The race begins and ends at Martha’s Park, 200 Collett St.

WHEN: The first Saturday of October, 10/04/204 the 5k and 10k begin at 8:45am.

             1 mile fun run/walk begins at 8am. Registration opens at 7:15 am.

    Saturday, October 5 2013 - Morganton, NC HOP race   Josh Baker, HOP 5k, 10k 1 mile morganton, ncHOP race october 5, 2013 family fun run, 5k, 10k

HOW: The race is put on by many volunteers from the Morganton Service League and many generous, local sponsors. The local high school key and anchor clubs also send volunteers to help along the race course providing mile splits and enthusiastic cheering. To enter, print out a copy of the race registration and mail it to the address provided or register online.  The course is certified and Chip Timed by Lee Timing.

WHY: To raise money for projects of the Morganton Service League. Our proceeds have benefited the parks of Burke County for the past 13 years and will do so again this year, adding another brand new playground to the Catawba baseball Complex. Donations are collected on race day to benefit a local charity. This year we are collecting non-perishable food items & new or gently used blankets to donate to Burke United Christian Ministries. Every item donated will be an entry into a raffle for special prize! The raffle will take place at the end of the awards presentation and you must be present to win.

AWARDS: 5k & 10k: TOP 3 male and female finishers and top masters male and female receive awards. Medals are

given to top 3 male and female in each category:

9 and Under, 10-11, 12-14, 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 and over

Awards will not duplicate overall winners.
All Family Fun Run/Walk participants receive a ribbon.
Awards must be picked up Race Day.
T-shirts are not guaranteed - First 300 registratnts only!

5K, 10K and 1 Mile Fun Run
H.O.P. Race