New River Marathon, Half Marathon, & 5K in the Mountains of NC
Official Boston Marathon Qualifying Race
The New River Marathon courses primarily along the banks of the South Fork New River, one of only 14 American Heritage Rivers in the United States. Of the 17 miles with pastoral vistas of the New River, 13 miles are along Railroad Grade Road, a North Carolina Scenic Byway. For the 9 miles that wind away from the flat and fast New River Valley, the course offers several short, aggressive climbs, rolling country roads, and a challenging 2-mile section between 15.5 and 17.5 miles (the near 180 degree view at mile 17.5 is breathtaking).
The New River Half-Marathon also courses primarily along the banks of the South Fork New River. The course offers approximately 9 miles of running along the New River. For the 4 miles that wind away from the flat and fast New River Valley, the course offers 2 primary climbs, rolling country roads, and a tour through historic Todd.
The New River 5K may be shorter in distance, but the course is no less spectacular. The first and last miles are along the New River on Railroad Grade Rd. The middle mile is a serene tree covered dirt lane, with a country creek babbling down one side.
Start/Finish Line is graciously hosted by the family-owned and operated
Riverside Restaurant, which sits on the banks of the New River. This National
Register of Historic Places building is the former herb and root warehouse for
Brownwood and surrounding communities of Todd and Fleetwood.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
7:30 am (6 hour limit)
USATF Certified: NC11001DF
welcome: Half Marathon & 5K)
1/2 Marathon: 7:45 am (5.75 hour limit)
USATF Certified: NC14043DF
5K: 8:00 am
1-Mile (and 1/2 Mile) Fun Run: 6:00pm
Group Run / Shake-Out: 6:30pm
Pre-race Pasta Dinner: 5:00 ? 9:00pm
Guest Speaker: 7:30 ? 8:15pm
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