The race is an out and back course primarily along the Northern Central Railroad Trail. 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 paved roads. The remainder of the race is on the flat stretches of the NCR Trail.
The trail surface is a compacted combination of dirt and fine stone.
The trail winds along the Gunpowder River, through quiet farmland.
- Majority of course is on flat rail trail
- USATF-certified and a Boston Marathon qualifier
- Water stops with Gatorade every 3 to 3.5 miles
- Chip timing
Marathon course map
8K course map
Turn around and relay exchange point.
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