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NCR Marathon

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The race is an out and back course primarily along the Northern Central Railroad Trail. The North Central Railroad was one of the first railroads in America, dating back to 1832. For 140 years, trains compacted and groomed what was to become our NCR trail. That’s a lot of compacting and grooming! No wonder it is perfectly packed dirt and limestone! The trail winds along the Gunpowder River, through quiet farmland. The start is at historic Oldfields School and will go downhill on Glencoe Road. approximately 0.8 miles to the NCR trail where it will turn right onto the trail and will go out and back along the NCR trail. Runners will enjoy finishing at Glencoe Road, wrapping themselves in their coveted NCR blanket, donning their cool medal, and appreciating a well earned 0.8 mile ride to the post race party at the renovated Oldfields Gymnasium!

Lynn p.
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Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Nice half and full. Done both. Volunteers are awesome and encouraging! Sometimes you may be all by yourself in this race due to it's smaller (than NY, Chicago, Balto) size....which I actually enjoy. Plenty of eats and treats, as well as Gatorade and water. Careful starting out....all downhill for most of first mile....I was reckless last year in the full and paid for it later. Really nice sweatshirt and blanket at the end. Medal this year was particularly neat as it was 20th anniversary.
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Really Moving, P.O. 367, Sparks, MD 21152, USA

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There will be limited parking at the school for volunteers, runners transporting volunteers, and carpools of 4 or more. Preference will be given to volunteers.

ALL OTHERS - Parking will be at a satellite lot on York Rd. behind Pulse Fitness. The address is 14630 York Rd., Sparks-Glencoe, MD. Runners will be bussed from the lot to the school starting at 6:45am and ending at 7:45am. Runners must be on the bus no later than 7:45am to ensure being at the school at the start of the race. Transportation back to the lot will run until 3:30pm. We have added a generous number of spot a pots at Oldfields and there will be a spot-a-pot at the satellite parking for your convenience.

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Marathon
8:30am Sat 30th Nov 2019
Half Marathon
9:00am Sat 30th Nov 2019
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