The United Way of Coastal Carolina is advancing the common good by focusing on Improving Education, Strengthening Families, Promoting Health and Healing and Increasing Self Sufficiency. Our goal is to create long lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. United Way of Coastal Carolina has more than 50 years of experience tackling tough problems, looking at underlying problems and getting results. Course The race starts and finishes on the Morehead City Waterfront and makes a loop past the neighborhoods and businesses of Downtown Morehead City. This part of the race offers a beautiful view of the sound and the Atlantic Ocean in the distance.