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Moore Square

Oktoberfest Run Green 8k


  • Saturday, October 20, 2012 3:00 pm-9:00 pm

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LOCATION: Moore Square - 200 S Blount St

Oktoberfest Run Green 8K is a charitable event where race proceeds go to Wake Enterprises. Run Green is the race theme with a double meaning, both encouraging participants to begin celebrating for Oktoberfest and to support running events that are sustainable. It will feature unique German giveaways and festivities as preparation for other downtown Oktoberfest celebrations. However, environmentally friendly features will be the main focus of the event and include using compostable serving products that are made from corn or soy products, offering composting of leftover food waste, serving post-race food that is local and sustainable, featuring local businesses that have a "green" focus, allowing carbon footprint offset donations by participants to cover their travel to the event, and making this a carbon neutral running event.

Associated Street Closures:

On Saturday, October 20, the 200 block of South Blount Street will be closed from 11:00 AM until 11:59 PM to facilitate set up and tear down of the start/finish line and for the after party. The race route will be: Runners will gather in the 200 block of South Blount Street. Race Time Street closures: 3p-4:30 Blount St from Hargett to MLK (this includes cross over east-west traffic) 3p-3:30 Person from Davie to Morgan 3p-3:45 New Bern from Person to Tarboro 3p-3:15pm Wilmington from MLK to Davie 3p-3:15pm Salisbury from Davie to Lenoir 3p-4:30p MLK - westbound on race route OPEN All of Dawson All of McDowell Wilmington & Salisbury Streets impacted approx 15 minutes All of Fayetteville Person St impacted approx 30 minutes RACE ROUTE: * Start on Blount just south of Hargett St * South on Blount * Right on Davie * Left on Salisbury * Left on Lenoir * Right on Wilmington * Left on MLK * Left on Blount * Right on Davie * Left on Person * Right on New Bern * Right on Tarboro * Right on MLK in the westbound lanes * Right on Blount