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 paid through at least 60 days in advance of the proposed event start date. Cash and checks are not accepted. For summer 2022, the following application deadlines are in effect:

  • Events in June - applications must be received by Friday, April 1, 2022
  • Events in July - applications must be received by Friday, May 6, 2022
  • Events in August or September - applications must be received by Friday, June 3, 2022

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. These fees must be paid electronically through We do not accept cash or checks.

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 (Cone House) 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.

Last updated: July 18, 2022

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