Added: NCRC Classic Half Marathon

2018-05-17 16_42_57-Umstead Half Marathon - 21km Running Route near Cary (ID_ 613619)

I’m running another Half Marathon this weekend — my third HM race this year. This coming race wasn’t planned, but a friend is unable to run and transferred her bib to me.

The NCRC Classic Half Marathon is a fairly hilly route through Umstead State Park in Raleigh, NC. The terrain is mixed road and hard-packed gravel, much like the Tobacco Road Marathon back in March.

This may be the hilliest half I’ve ran, with an elevation gain of over 700ft. Despite that, I’d still love to complete it around the 2 hour mark. They have pacing groups available, so I’ll try to run between the 1:50 and 2:00 pacing groups.

I was hoping some friends would sign up to run with me, but as of today the Half Marathon is actually sold out.

Click here for an interactive map of the route.

 

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Music To Run With: Wasa Tusa by IAMDYNAMITE

wasa-tusa

IAMDYNAMITE are a local band from Cary, NC. I heard them for the first time on Tuesday night when they opened for Bon Jovi. Great summer feel. Perky songs and strong vocals to keep you running. This was my morning soundtrack for a quick 5K before work today. Pull it up on your favorite streaming platform, have a listen and let me know what you think!