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Tobacco Road Marathon
March 13, 2016
The Tobacco Road Marathon features more than 20 miles of the American Tobacco Trail (ATT). The rest of the course is flat and fast with a downhill finish and a must-do for the Boston Qualifier.
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Both races will begin at 7am on Brooks Park Lane and head towards the entrance of Thomas Brooks Park, as in prior years. At Green Level Church Road, runners make a right and follow Green Level Church Road past Green Hope School Road to Morrisville Parkway. At Morrisville Parkway, runners make a left and proceed for a little over 1 mile to the American Tobacco Trail (ATT).
Marathon runners make a right on the ATT and go north to a u-turn, proceed down the ATT to the southern end and u-turn at Olive Chapel. To return to the park runners will exit the ATT ath Morrisville Parkway and retrace their steps to the Thomas Brooks Park. return to , while half marathon runners will make a left at the ATT and go toward the south.
Half Marathon Runners have a simple out-and-back course. From Morrisville Parkway runners make a left on the ATT and go south to a u-turn point just past the Highway 64 under path.
The first and last 2.5 miles of both races are on paved roadways and the ATT surface is compacted screenings with some sections a combination of asphalt and compacted screenings.
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