Greensboro Marathon – North Carolina

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The first Fall marathon I have signed up for is about a 70 mile drive from where I live.  The Greensboro Marathon will be run on October 18, 2014.  The second installment of this race will see a brand new course this year.  With the new course, the race logo needs to change.  Maybe they are working on that.  Last year, this race was a point to point race, ending in Greensboro, but starting at Elon College, as seen in the photo.  This years race will be run exclusively in Greensboro.

I am not very familiar with Greensboro, even though it’s not that far away from where I live.  I’ve been there several times on business, but have only run a race there once in the last three years.  In October of 2012 I ran the Cannonball Run Half Marathon there, and from what I remember the area is well equipped with rolling hills.

The course will take runners all over Greensboro, so I look forward to seeing the city on foot.

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Much of North Carolina is not flat.  This course looks to incorporate many, many rolling hills and changes in elevation.  Nothing too serious, but looking at the elevation chart, you’ll notice very few flat sections.  You’re either going up or down.  I’m sure it will be much like the Raleigh City of Oaks Marathon, which also has rolling hills and difficult sections along the way.  Here is a look at the elevation chart posted on the website.  www.greensboromarathon.com

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Looking at this chart, the gains and loses aren’t big, but looks to be like a challenging run.  This race is put on by Trivium Racing, and it will be my first time running one of their races.  I heard good things about the race last year, and hope to add to the good reviews with one of my own this coming October.

That particular weekend this Fall will bring a huge challenge for me.  I will be running the Greensboro Full on Saturday, followed by the Bull City Race Fest Half marathon on Sunday.  Already looking forward to the challenge.  Check out the website, and join me in supporting another North Carolina race.

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