NCR Trail Marathon
Marathon & Marathon Relay
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2016
Location: Sparks Elementary School in Sparks, MD
Time: 8:30 AM
The Northern Central Trail Marathon & 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.
The marathon is the MD RRCA State Trail Marathon Championship and was profiled in the January 2009 issue of Runner’s World magazine as an alternate marathon you should consider.
For complete information on the NCR Trail Marathon, please visit the official website at NCRTrailMarathon.com.
Overall Results (updated with 10k/32k split)
$75 through June 30
$85 July 1 – August 31
$95 September 1 – October 31
$105 November 1 – race day
Marathon Relay Team:
$150 through June 30
$170 July 1 – August 31
$190 September 1 – October 31
$210 November 1 – race day
The event will be held rain or shine, and entry fees are non-refundable.
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.
- Overall Male and Female Marathon (5 deep)
- Overall Male and Female Masters Marathon (1 deep)
- Male & Female Age Groups Marathon (3 deep)
- Overall Male and Female Relay Teams (2 deep)
- Overall Co-ed Relay Team (2 deep)
- Overall Senior Relay Team (total age 110+) (2 deep)
Have questions about the event? Contact the race director at firstname.lastname@example.org!