The Tobacco Road Marathon will be the first of its kind in NC to embrace the town of Cary and country roads of Western Wake County. The marathon will also feature over 20 miles of the American Tobacco Trail. The course will feature a couple of small rolling hills in the first 3 miles. The rest of the course will be flat and fast with a downhill finish and a must do for the Boston Qualifier!
The half and full will leave USA Baseball National Training Complex/Thomas Brooks park on the rural roads Historic Green Level. The full and half will follow the same course for approximately 3 miles, with the full marathon turning South on the American Tobacco Trail and the Half going North on the American Tobacco Trail. The first 3 miles and the last 3 miles will be on paved roadways. The ATT surface is compacted screenings and the north sections just past New Hope road is combination of asphalt and compacted screenings.
ActivEdge had a handful of competitors in the half marathon and a couple of athletes in the full marathon. Rachel Kroll finished 32nd overall, and 6th for the females with a blazing time of 1:27:35. David Drewry came in 73rd overall for the men with a time of 1:31:42, as Brian Diaz finished just 10 minutes after. Jay and Walker Harris (not related) both crossed the finish line for TeamActivEdge at 1:51:36, with Morven Ross finishing just three seconds behind them. Bringing up the rear for the AcitvEdge team were runners Bess Harrington (finishing with a time of 1:52:6), Robin Thompson (1:53:02), Kim Leversedge (1:53:04), and Ann Taylor (1:58:16).
As for the two contestants that did the full marathon, Lora Charles came in with a time of 3:53:23, while Tom Duhling came in with a time of 4:05:33. All ActivEdge runners that competed in either the half or the full marathon’s finished them! Congratulations to all who competed in the race! We look forward to next years race!