A view of part of the open lawn at Moore Square with the city buildings in the background

Downtown Raleigh Routes

Check out the series of self-guided walks and tours around downtown

Downtown Raleigh Alliance (DRA), in collaboration with Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, invites the community to explore Downtown Raleigh and get outside with Downtown Raleigh Routes – one and three-mile run/walk routes beginning and ending in Moore Square

Starting Saturday, March 27, sidewalk decals will mark the routes, and Moore Square will be home to a start-finish line photo op and a celebratory finisher's mural created by local artist Mayanthi Jayawardena. DRA is working with Downtown t-shirt maker House of Swank to produce a themed shirt for the routes. Participants will be able to win a t-shirt via a social media contest launching in early April. Shirts will also be available for purchase through House of Swank. 

“We are so excited to welcome warmer weather with the introduction of Downtown Raleigh Routes,” said David Moore, Placemaking and Activations Manager, DRA. “These routes are an accessible way to enjoy the outdoors, explore Downtown and appreciate all our Downtown has to offer.” 

“Moore Square is the perfect start and finish location for the Downtown Raleigh Routes,” said Jenna Kostka, Moore Square Director. “The green oasis in the middle of downtown offers a perfect place to stretch out before and after your run/walk. Don’t forget to snap a celebratory photo!” 

DRA is working with Downtown t-shirt maker House of Swank to produce a themed shirt for the routes. Participants will be able to win a t-shirt via a social media contest launching early April. Shirts will also be available for purchase through House of Swank. 

DRA plans to develop additional self-guided routes in the coming months that help visitors navigate Downtown Raleigh’s long list of amenities and attractions.