Full Marathon

The Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon is a USATF-certified 26.2 mile course run on the American Tobacco Trail in Cary, NC.

Fees & Registration

Race Course

The half and full marathon races begin together at 7am on Brooks Park Lane and head towards the entrance of Thomas Brooks Park. At Green Level Church Road turn right and proceed 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 will go right on the ATT heading north to a u-turn at Scott King Road.  Runners will then head south on the ATT, cross Morrisville parkway and proceed to a u-turn point just past the Olive Chapel Rd crossing. To return to the park runners will exit the ATT at Morrisville Parkway, turn right and retrace their steps to the Thomas Brooks Park. 

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.

Course Map with Elevation

Time Limit

The marathon is a competitive road racing events. Every particiant must be in adequate health and sufficiently trained for this race. Consult your physician before beginning any endurance training regimen.

The course will close at 2pm and runners on the course at that time will be picked up and brought to the finish line.  

Walkers are encouraged to participate, as long as you are able to finish the course by 2pm.  This time limit will be strictly enforced due to traffic concerns. Runners crossing the finish line after 2pm will not receive a time.

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