The Northern Central Trail Marathon and two person Marathon Relay are held the Saturday after Thanksgiving in northern Baltimore County, Maryland on the scenic and flat Northern Central Railroad Trail. The popular two-person Relay covers the same route at the same time as the marathon with each team member running a 13.1 mile leg of the relay.
This year's races begin at 8:30AM on Saturday November 28th.
The marathon is the MD RRCA State Trail Marathon Championship and was profiled in the January 2009 issue of Runners World magazine as an alternate marathon you should consider.
The race is an out and back course primarily along the Northern Central Railroad Trail. The trail surface is a compacted combination of dirt and fine stone. The trail winds along the Gunpowder River, through quiet farmland. The start and finish are at Sparks Elementary School, with the first 1.8 miles being on rural paved roads as you make your way to the trail. The last 1.5 miles of the race are also on hilly paved roads. The remainder of the race is on the flat stretches of the NCR Trail.
Check out the goodies that Bart and Juda have selected for this years give aways!
All registered runner will receive a silky soft 100% cotton shirt which is super comfortable to wear anytime.
Finishers will receive a full size blanket made of sweatshirt material. At 88" x 55", fully washable, can be used to keep warm or spread out on the beach. Fold it, roll it take it everywhere!
Finishers will receive a one of a kind, custom made medal with 3-D relief and custom ribbon.
Wednesday 11/25 1PM - 7PM and Friday 11/27 11AM - 6PM at Charm City Run, 2045 York Rd. Timonium 410-561-3570
Race Day 7AM - 8AM at Sparks Elementary
Marathon and relay finishers will receive a medal at the finish. Unique awards based on the Northern Central Railway heritage for overall, masters, and age-group winners will be presented at an awards ceremony in the Sparks Elementary School gym following the race. Awards will not be mailed. Overall and masters award winners are not eligible for age group awards.
$150 award for any new marathon record.
Baltimore Road Runner Club members receive discounted pricing
|through June 30||$65||$75||$130||$150|
|July 1 - August 31||$75||$85||$150||$170|
|September 1 - October 31||$85||$95||$170||$190|
|October 31 - race day||$95||$105||$190||$210|
Use the button above to register on RaceIt. Then check your registration on the Entrants List