Tour de Walter

Tour De Walter Week 4 – Umstead Glutey Loop

After a fun Week 1 with McNorth Hills Challenge, Week 2 with the Lake Lynn Trail Simulator, Week with the Neuse River Downhill Mile, we’re onto the final leg of the 2021 Tour de Walter, the Umstead Glutey Loop!

Again – New this year, there will be an in person option every Tuesday night at 7pm! We won’t be moderating, but feel free to meet up and race with your friends! Note: Please run at your own risk and be careful in the heat!

All Tour de Walter events are FREE to attend and compete in.

Each week, we will spray chalk the start and the finish lines. As long as you are running with GPS enabled device, or the Strava App, your time will start at the starting line and will finish (and register) at the finish line. We will keep full standings, that will update each Sunday. Competitors will have from Monday to Saturday to run the course of the week (as many times as they wish).

Details for each weeks race will be release each Saturday at and via the Sir Walter Running Email List each Sunday night.

What is it? We like to have a challenge that revolves around Umstead Park every year, and this year we’ll tackle a section of Loblolly that it not as well traveled!

Why is it called the Umstead Glutey Loop? Like it’s sister in Charlotte, the Booty Loop, the 2 mile “Glutey Loop” will activate your glutes with it’s up and down terrain!

Where do I park? The best place to park is on Manorbrook, beyond the No Parking Sign, off of Reedy Creek. You can point your GPS to 3712 Manorbrook Rd, Raleigh, NC 27607 and make sure you park on the right side of the street.

Manorbrook is off of Reedy Creek Road, just before back entrance to Umstead Park. You can see the starting “No Parking” sign right across the street here.
Make sure you park past this sign

Where do I start? You’ll start (and finish) at the “No Parking” sign across from Manorbrook. The Strava Route is here.

You will start and finish the loop at tthe “No Parking” sign directly across from Manorbrook

Where do I turn once I’ve started? After starting on the greenway portion of Reedy Creek Road, you will go into Umstead Park through the gate and then turn right onto Turkey Creek. After a short time there, you’ll turn right onto Loblolly, where you will head out of the park. Once you go through the gates, you’ll follow the trail up and around the lake and back onto Reedy Creek Road, where you will finish where you started. The loop is roughly 2 miles.

Go through the main gate then turn right onto Turkey Creek
Take this right onto Turkey Creek
Take a right onto Loblolly
Go through the gate. Stay on the path.
Stay Left here onto the path!
Stay on the path by the fence
Go under this fence!
When you come off the trail, take a right back onto the greenway along Reedy Creek Road back to the finish

Where do I finish? Back where you started!

Finish back at the “No Parking” sign

What do I do after I finish? Maybe do a few more laps? Or check out the horses up the street!

When can I run? Anytime between now and midnight on Saturday, July 31st. Final Results will be posted Sunday, August 1st. And new this year, there will be an in person option every Tuesday night at 7pm!

Where will I see the standings? Below, and here (Make sure you filter accordingly). 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 2 fastest Male and Female times this week will receive a complimentary entry to the 2021 Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile on Saturday, August 7th!

Also – anyone that completes can email us and we’ll get you a $5 off code for the Raleigh RunDown!

Results from Week 3: Neuse River Downhill Mile

Women’s Results

Name Time
Lauren Archer 5:17
Bri Gaal 5:25
Greta Easthom 5:28
Kristen Giombi 5:29
Julie Bryer 5:42
Justine Knight 5:53
Christine Brugh 5:54
Allaire Welk 5:58
Caroline Moakley 6:12
Tricity Andrew 6:22
Charline Woods 7:09
Katherine Harris 7:47
Mandy Searer 8:13
Jill Zalewski 8:33
Heidi Taylor 9:15

Men’s Results

Name Time
Bryce McAndrew 4:27
Marshall Ward 4:38
Tim Gubitz – F3 Keillor 4:41
Steven Hill 4:43
Alan Freeman 4:56
Jeff Aden 4:59
Brendan Murray 5:03
Michael Peck 5:06
Cory “Cobra” Braddy 5:07
Spencer Husen 5:08
Chris Mershon 5:10
Kyle Tolbert 5:12
Israel Not-TheCountry 5:19
Craig Wlaschin 5:26
Kevin Mackay 5:36
Joshua Reinke 5:47
Marty Gaal 5:54
Max Knipper 5:55
Mike McKenzie 5:57
Justin Kearney 6:00
Cory Wills 6:01
Chris Voss 6:04
Kevin Rumsey 6:06
Keith Downing 6:10
Jesse Wells 6:12
Tom Karnatz 6:12
James Walsh 6:14
Logan Thanos 6:34
Adam Bernot 7:22
Blake Andrews 7:27
Ryan Lawing 8:11
Steve Cox 8:59
Kenny Finch (F3 Beefcake) 9:01
Eric (F3 Klinger) 9:10
Eric (F3 Soft Trail) 9:14
Steven Meyer 9:27

Uphill Bonus Mile (Combined)

Name Time
Marshall Ward 5:56
Tim Gubitz – F3 Keillor 6:26
Logan Thanos 6:37
Bryce McAndrew 6:38
Adam Bernot 6:47
Spencer Husen 6:56
Jesse Wells 7:00
Blake Andrews 7:10
Michael Peck 7:18
Tom Karnatz 7:22
James Walsh 7:22
Greta Easthom 7:34
Cory “Cobra” Braddy 7:39
Jeff Aden 7:40
Alan Freeman 7:46
Lauren Archer 7:48
Craig Wlaschin 8:01
Kyle Tolbert 8:03
Eric (F3 Klinger) 8:08
Mandy Searer 8:13
Chris Mershon 8:14
Eric (F3 Soft Trail) 8:16
Max Knipper 8:20
Steven Hill 8:31
Caroline Moakley 8:32
Ryan Lawing 8:38
Christine Brugh 8:44
Steve Cox 8:47
Bri Gaal 8:47
Cory Wills 8:54
Justine Knight 8:58
Kevin Rumsey 9:07
Steven Meyer 9:09
Pablo guillermo malpica ortiz 9:10
Jon Baker 9:11
Heidi Taylor 9:15
Alejandra Pineda 9:20
Brendan Murray 9:31
Marty Gaal 10:11
Katherine Harris 10:17
Charline Woods 10:52
Chris Voss 10:53
Kenny Finch (F3 Beefcake) 12:15
Scott Taylor 13:43
Allaire Welk 14:11
Tricity Andrew 14:35
Jill Zalewski 15:49

Combined results for Week 1-3


Name Time
Lauren Archer 39:01:00
Kristen Giombi 42:31:00
Bri Gaal 42:41:00
Julie Bryer 43:44:00
Justine Knight 46:07:00
Christine Brugh 46:12:00
Caroline Moakley 48:15:00
Tricity Andrew 49:33:00
Charline Woods 55:55:00
Katherine Harris 62:05:00
Jill Zalewski 73:09:00

Men’s Results

Name Time
Tim Gubitz 34:37:00
Marshall Ward 35:42:00
Spencer Husen 37:38:00
Michael Peck 38:38:00
Jeff Aden 38:50:00
Brendan Murray 39:30:00
Kyle Tolbert 41:30:00
Kevin Mackay 43:27:00
Steven Hill 46:28:00
Mike McKenzie 46:52:00
Joshua Reinke 47:09:00
Adam Bernot 47:20:00
Justin Kearney 47:25:00
Kevin Rumsey 47:29:00
Keith Downing 47:46:00
Marty Gaal 47:48:00
Chris Voss 48:03:00
James Walsh 48:38:00
Sterling Brockwell 55:54:00
Kenny Finch 65:35:00

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