Group Running Permits – Cone Park Carriage Trails

A Special Use Permit is required for any organized group running activity on the carriage trails at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park. A completed application form and payment of the $60 application fee must be submitted to the Permits Coordinator at least 60 days in advance of the proposed event start date. For summer 2020, the following application deadlines are in effect:

Event Month



Friday, March 29, 2024


Friday, April 26, 2024


Friday, May 31, 2024

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Group Running at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

What constitutes an “organized group”?
Any group that represents and/or travels as part of a sponsored activity of any school, university, institution, club, training program, coach-led training activity, or other running related entity.

Are there limits to how large the group can be?
Yes, group running permits are limited to a maximum of 50 runners.

How much is a Special Use Permit for group running?
The total cost is $195. There is a $60 application fee due at the time of application and a $135 administrative fee due if the permit is issued.

Are there any weather related refunds?
No, the fees charged are cost recovery for work completed related to processing the permit and are not refundable.

Are there restrictions to running activities on the carriage trails?
Yes, the following restrictions apply to all groups running at Cone Park:

  • Running on the Bass Lake Loop Trail is prohibited.

  • Running on the upper carriage road directly in front of Flat Top manor is prohibited.

  • Parking in the Bass Lake parking area is prohibited.

  • Parking in the gravel lot on US 221 is prohibited.

  • Parking in the Flat Top Manor parking area is prohibited.

  • Bicycles are not allowed on any trail at any time.

  • Runners must run in a manner that does not monopolize the trail.
  • Amplified music/portable speakers are prohibited on the trails.

Last updated: January 23, 2024

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