Medoc Trail Marathon

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The Medoc Trail Marathon is a marathon, 42.195 kilometres (26.219 mi), held each October at Medoc Mountain State Park in Hollister, North Carolina. The race is run on a ten mile loop trail with the second and third laps being run over a shorter version of the loop. The race is run in conjunction with a 10-mile run.[1]

History[edit]

2009 In 2009 the Medoc Trail Marathon and 10-miler will be held on October 17. The race size will increase to accommodate more runners, but both events are expected to sell out early. The races will again run in Medoc Mountain State Park located in Hollister, North Carolina.

2008 In 2008 the inaugural Medoc Trail Marathon and 10-miler was held on October 4. The Rocky Mount Endurance Club launched this new trail event in Medoc Mountain State Park located in Hollister, North Carolina. In its first year, the 10-miler sold out.

All runners received long sleeve race shirts, custom finishers medals, and a technical running hat. The Rocky Mount Endurance Club was still able to make a $1,000 contribution to the Medoc Mountain State Park with race proceeds

Location[edit]

Medoc Mountain State Park is a beautiful area of North Carolina with comfortable running trails. The views of Little Fishing Creek from the bluffs are worth the trip to the park. For an experienced trail runner, overall it is an easy trail. You will experience a few steep short climbs up the bluffs and a few gradual smaller hills, but a lot of flats along the creek.

Race Director[edit]

The Medoc Trail Races are directed by the Rocky Mount Endurance Club, a non-profit running club founded in 2006 as a marathon training team.

Races[edit]

Medoc 10-Miler[edit]

The Park sets up perfectly for a 10-mile (16 km) race. The race begins with a two mile (3 km) stretch on park access roads before entering the trails. Aggressive racers looking for an age group victory, and newbies testing their legs on trails will enjoy this event. The race is expected to fill up. Participants receive a race shirt, food, and a finisher's medal.

Medoc Trail Marathon[edit]

The Medoc Marathon covers 42.195 kilometres (26.219 mi), beginning on park roads and then taking in three loops on the trails. Finishers of the marathon receive a race medal, long sleeve shirt, other race amenities including well supported aid stations, and food at the finish. This is not a course you will set a PR on.

Race Cap[edit]

2009 Races are limited to 350 total runners. 2008 Races were limited to 250 total runners.

Results[edit]

2008 Marathon Results:

Women 1st: Staci Inscore, Raleigh NC

Women 2nd: Kim Gilliam, Rocky Mount NC

Women 3rd: Aline Lloyd, Durham NC

Women Masters: Michele Lybarger, Irvington VA

Men 1st: Tim Surface, Raleigh NC

Men 2nd: Ronnie Weed, Chapel Hill NC

Men 3rd: Mark Rostan, Valdese NC

Men Masters:Bobby As well Jr., Cornelius NC

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.medoctrailmarathon.com/ Medoc Trail Marathon Website