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Downtown Raleigh Routes

Explore Downtown Raleigh with Downtown Raleigh Routes - a series of self-guided walks and tours around downtown. Downtown Raleigh Routes kicks off with 1- mile and 3-mile run/walk routes beginning and ending in Moore Square where you'll find an Instagrammable start/finish line and a celebratory finisher's mural to get your photo in front of at the end! Use the maps below and follow the sidewalk decals for your route around Downtown Raleigh. Routes are accessible and for all ages and abilities.

Enter to Win 

Post a photo along the route, at the start/finish line or finish's mural on social media with #DTRRoutes and tag Downtown Raleigh Alliance to enter to win your own "My Routes are in Downtown Raleigh" t-shirt from House of Swank. 

Follow the routes on Strava to be entered to win a prize pack complete with finisher's trophy: 1 mile route and 3 mile routes on Strava.

My Routes are in Raleigh T-shirt

My Routes are in Downtown Raleigh shirts are available for preorder from House of Swank until April 25 online here. Sizes: Kids Small - Adult 3X.

Social Run Club

Join East Street Run Club on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 pm at Moore Square for a social run or walk along Downtown Raleigh Routes. Please wear a mask at the start at the start line and practice social distancing. 


Finisher's Mural - About the Artist 

Artist Mayanthi Jayawarena created "Wellness in Color" in Moore Square to celebrate participation in the Raleigh Routes run/walk routes. Mayanthi also designed the start and finish lines in the park. Mayanthi is an internationally recognized Sri Lankan-American artist and founder of Serendib Creative. She draws her unique style from her Sri Lankan culture and life experiences. Check out Mayanthi's work and see life through her eyes on Instagram @serendibcreative. You can see Mayanthi's other murals at Element Gastropub, Raleigh Founded and throughout the Triangle. 

Thank you to our 2021 Public Art Silver Sponsors

AT&T North Carolina
Carpenter Development
William Peace University 

Bike Route: 

Developed in collaboration with Oaks & Spokes and in celebration of National Bike Month - May 2021!

1 Mile Route:

Follow along on our self-guided tour highlighting points of interest along the Route.

3 Mile Route

Need a breather?

Benches are located along the routes at the following locations:

  • Parklet at Hargett and Salisbury Streets 
  • Nash Square
  • Fayetteville Street
  • E Edenton plaza between museums