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Strava Challenge #10 – Raleigh Half Marathon Sampler

So you like Strava Challenges? We have another for you! If you haven’t already, join the Sir Walter Running Strava club! You can even go to SirWalterStrava.com and it will forward you to the right place. New here? Here’s a primer to Sir Walter Running Strava Challenges.

What is it? This is a celebration of the inaugural Raleigh Half Marathon, which will take place on Sunday, April 14, 2019. This challenge will take you through the first half mile of the course, as well as the hardest quarter mile of the course, aka “Sir Walter’s Revenge,”  that falls around mile 12.5 of the actual course. To see a map of the entire course, most of which is on the flat and fast Neuse River Greenway Trail, click here. You can learn more and register to race at RaleighHalfMarathon.com

Click the logo (or here) for more info!

Where do I park? At Buffaloe Road Athletic Park, located at5812 Buffaloe Rd, Raleigh, NC 27616. You can park right by the track.

Where do I start? On the main road, near the track. You’ll see a yellow ‘S’ on the street, right past the intersection after the track parking lot turn.

‘S’ marks the Start (and the Finish)

Where do I turn once I’ve started? The only major turn will be at the stop sign. During the race, you’d go right, and then left onto the Neuse River Greenway Trail. For this challenge, you’ll GO LEFT, towards the finish.

In the race, you’d turn right here, and then left onto the Neuse River Greenway Trail. In this Challenge, you’ll go left to simulate the finish

Where do I finish? Back where you started! Right before the crosswalk, you’ll want to use caution and turn left back onto the main road and finish at the ‘S.’

After the post, take a left back to the starting line. In the race, you would cross the street here and head towards the track.

When can I run? During park hours. In general parks are open from dawn to dusk everyday. Holiday hours can be found here. The challenge ends at dusk on December 31, 2018.

Where will I see the standings? Below (and here)! Also, if you haven’t already, visit the Sir Walter Running Strava Club page (make sure and join, so that your marks count).

What do I win? The fastest Men’s time and the Fastest Women’s time will net you a new Sir Walter Running T-Shirt. Also, the athlete (Male or Female) who completes the most loops in one run will get a T-Shirt as well!

Spring is coming. Pastels too.

Do you have a video of the course for this Strava Challenge? We sure do!

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2018 Sir Walter Running Giving Tuesday

For 5 years, Sir Walter Running has been putting on free and low cost running events for the Raleigh and North Carolina Running community. Our mission statement is to bring the Greater Raleigh running community together through innovation, activation, and inclusivity.

We couldn’t do this without your help.

In 2018, we took the plunge and became an official 501(c)(3) non-profit, with the goal of continuing what we started in 2013 with the Sandman Mile, for as long as possible.

We have put together some packages below that will help us attain the funds needed to produce exciting events, as well as get you some cool swag (the brand new 2019 Sir Walter Running Nike Cool Miler Racing Singlet) and benefits. We hope you will consider donating. All donations will be fully tax deductible!

**Note: Anyone who donates will also be first to know about our next exciting event that we’ll be announcing soon, and special reception next week!

Our 2018 Giving Tuesday options are:

  • Bronze (Donate what you can) – Assorted Sir Walter stickers, Thanks on the website.
  • Silver ($25) – Sir Walter Running T-Shirt (please specify size, S-XL, Unisex), Assorted Sir Walter stickers, Thanks on the website.
  • Gold ($100) – 2019 Sir Walter Running Nike Cool Miler Singlet (please specify size, S-XL, Unisex), Sir Walter Running T-Shirt (please specify size, S-XL, Unisex), Assorted Sir Walter stickers, Thanks on the website.
  • Platinum ($250) – VIP seating at 2019 Sir Walter Miler, 25% off any Sir Walter Running races, 2019 Sir Walter Running Nike Cool Miler Singlet (please specify size, S-XL, Unisex), Sir Walter Running T-Shirt (please specify size, S-XL, Unisex), Assorted Sir Walter stickers, Thanks on the website.
  • Super Squirrel ($500) – Complimentary Enry to all Sir Walter Running races, Full VIP Package to 2019 Sir Walter Miler, VIP Gathering with Sir Walter Running team, 2019 Sir Walter Running Nike Cool Miler Singlet (please specify size, S-XL, Unisex), Sir Walter Running T-Shirt (please specify size, S-XL, Unisex), Assorted Sir Walter stickers, Thanks on the website.

Support Sir Walter Running all 2019 long – Pick a membership by clicking the image below!

Announcing the 2018 season of Pop Up Cross Country at Dix Park

Pop Up Cross Country at Dix Park is back! Join us Tuesdays in October and revisit those high school days! And bring your kids to introduce them to the sport! More details are available at PopUpCrossCountry.com

The first three weeks will be donation only, with the season wrapping up with the Raleigh City Championship again on Tuesday, October 23rd; complete with hay bails, pumpkin jumps, and a bagpiper! Register today and get your team together to compete for the Hayes Barton Bowl!

Finally, subscribe to the Summer of Miles podcast, as Sandy and Pat will return to airwaves for the “Autumn of Trials” season for weekly episodes starting late September.

More info: Listen to the 2018 Autumn of Trials episode of the Summer of Miles podcast

Questions? SirWalterRunning@gmail.com

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