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Event Overview
Registration includes short sleeve (gender specific) technical tshirt, other swag (we are working on it), free entry to the runner expo to all and food and beverages at the finish.  Purchase a parking pass ($10) if you need parking at the race venue; there are only 900 available. If you don't purchase a parking pass, or parking passes are sold out we offer a free shuttle service to and from the event from the NetApp parking lot in Morrisville. The shuttle can also be used by your friends and family for free (runners have priority) to come see you finish your event!

Course Highlights
  • Half and Full Marathon will be the same course for 2.5 miles to and from the American Tobacco Trail (ATT)
  • Full Marathon has 21 miles on the ATT and the half has 8 miles on the ATT
  • Fewer turns on paved roads and minimal vehicular traffic on the course
  • One less hill on the course, making it even faster than before, including a downhill finish
  • Main entrance into USA Baseball Complex at Green Hope School Road is open for easier shuttle and vehicle traffic
  • This race is most definitely a Boston Qualifier. There will be fast times!
  • USATF Certified Courses (Certification number - Full Marathon 13106NW, Half Marathon 13105NW)

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 features over 20 miles of the American Tobacco Trail. The rest of the course is be flat and fast with a downhill finish and a must do for the Boston Qualifier! 

Both races will begin at 7am on Brooks Park Lane and head towards the entrance of Thomas Brooks Park. At Green Level Church Road, runners make a right and follow Green Level Church Road past Green Hope School Road to Morrisville Parkway. At Morrisville Parkway, runners make a left and proceed for a little over 1 mile to the American Tobacco Trail (ATT).

Marathon runners make a right on the ATT and go north to a u-turn, proceed down the ATT to the southern end and u-turn at Olive Chapel.  To return to the park runners will exit the ATT at Morrisville Parkway and retrace their steps to the Thomas Brooks Park.  return to , while half marathon runners will make a left at the ATT and go toward the south.

Half Marathon Runners have a simple out-and-back course.  From Morrisville Parkway runners make a left on the ATT and go south to a u-turn point just past the Highway 64 under path.

The first and last 2.5 miles of both races are on paved roadways and the ATT surface is compacted screenings with some sections a combination of asphalt and compacted screenings.

Due to the narrow trail, the volume of runners, and the need to keep access for medical vehicles we do not allow joggers or strollers on our course. Special consideration for groups pushing a disabled athlete may be requested by emailing the Race Director at Info@TobaccoRoadMarathon.com.

Sponsors
Title Sponsor
Marathon
Half Marathon
Presenting Sponsor
Presenting Sponsor
Event Beneficiaries

Since the first running of the Tobacco Road Marathon in March 2010, we've been dedicated to providing the most support of our charities by keeping our race truly a 'not-for-profit' event. The TRM weekend is produced by an all-volunteer staff and 100 percent of proceeds from registrations and sponsorship go to our outstanding charities. We are honored to partner with them and have many of their employees, friends, and family at our race as runners and volunteers.

After our 6th year in 2015, we surpassed the one half million dollar milestone ($500,000) in cumulative giving since our inception. We are on track to pass the $1,000,000 milestone by 2019! Thank you to our sponsors and runners for making such generous giving possible.
 



Hope for the Warriors


Hope For The Warriors was founded by military families aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC in 2006 as they witnessed, firsthand, the effects war imparts on service members and their families. Hope For The Warriors has remained grounded in family values as the organization expands both the span of programs offered and the number of wounded, family members, and families of the fallen assisted.

The leadership of the organization remains in the dedicated hands of combat veterans and military family members. Together, our board of directors, staff, and volunteers work tirelessly to serve those who have sacrificed so much. The integrity of our organization is paramount and therefore our representatives are as honorable and noble as our mission and the people we serve.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is where people mobilize to help their neighbors—across the street, across the country, and across the world—in emergencies. Each year, in communities large and small, victims of some 70,000 disasters turn to neighbors familiar and new—the more than half a million volunteers and 35,000 employees of the Red Cross. Through nearly 700 locally supported chapters, more than 15 million people gain the skills they need to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their homes, communities and world.

Triangle Rails to Trails Conservancy

Founded in 1989, the Triangle Rails to Trails Conservancy (TRTC) is a state chartered non-profit, organization. Its purpose is to work with local and state government officials to preserve local abandoned railroad corridors for future transportation and other interim uses such as recreational trails.

The TRTC works within the Triangle J Council of Governments Service area of Durham, Orange, Wake, Chatham, Johnston, and Lee counties. The 22-mile American Tobacco Trail project (ATT) is TRTC's most ambitious current project. TRTC maintains a key role in the ATT planning effort. TRTC hosts periodic meetings of the Trail Management Committee, made up of state and local government officials, corporate advisors and interested citizens.

JDRF

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.

Since its founding in 1970, JDRF has awarded more than $2 billion to diabetes research. Past JDRF efforts have helped to significantly advance the care of people with this disease, and have expanded the critical scientific understanding of T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. More than 80 percent of JDRF's expenditures directly support research and research-related education.  For more information about type 1 diabetes research, go to http://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?page_id=100686
Event Overview
Registration includes short sleeve (gender specific) technical tshirt, other swag (we are working on it), free entry to the runner expo to all and food and beverages at the finish.  Purchase a parking pass ($10) if you need parking at the race venue; there are only 900 available. If you don't purchase a parking pass, or parking passes are sold out we offer a free shuttle service to and from the event from the NetApp parking lot in Morrisville. The shuttle can also be used by your friends and family for free (runners have priority) to come see you finish your event!

Course Highlights
  • Half and Full Marathon will be the same course for 2.5 miles to and from the American Tobacco Trail (ATT)
  • Full Marathon has 21 miles on the ATT and the half has 8 miles on the ATT
  • Fewer turns on paved roads and minimal vehicular traffic on the course
  • One less hill on the course, making it even faster than before, including a downhill finish
  • Main entrance into USA Baseball Complex at Green Hope School Road is open for easier shuttle and vehicle traffic
  • This race is most definitely a Boston Qualifier. There will be fast times!
  • USATF Certified Courses (Certification number - Full Marathon 13106NWHalf Marathon 13105NW)

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 features over 20 miles of the American Tobacco Trail. The rest of the course is be flat and fast with a downhill finish and a must do for the Boston Qualifier! 

Both races will begin at 7am on Brooks Park Lane and head towards the entrance of Thomas Brooks Park. At Green Level Church Road, runners make a right and follow Green Level Church Road past Green Hope School Road to Morrisville Parkway. At Morrisville Parkway, runners make a left and proceed for a little over 1 mile to the American Tobacco Trail (ATT).

Marathon runners make a right on the ATT and go north to a u-turn, proceed down the ATT to the southern end and u-turn at Olive Chapel.  To return to the park runners will exit the ATT at Morrisville Parkway and retrace their steps to the Thomas Brooks Park.  return to , while half marathon runners will make a left at the ATT and go toward the south.

Half Marathon Runners have a simple out-and-back course.  From Morrisville Parkway runners make a left on the ATT and go south to a u-turn point just past the Highway 64 under path.

The first and last 2.5 miles of both races are on paved roadways and the ATT surface is compacted screenings with some sections a combination of asphalt and compacted screenings.

Due to the narrow trail, the volume of runners, and the need to keep access for medical vehicles we do not allow joggers or strollers on our course. Special consideration for groups pushing a disabled athlete may be requested by emailing the Race Director at Info@TobaccoRoadMarathon.com.