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).
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.
Where do I start? You’ll start (and finish) at the “No Parking” sign across from Manorbrook. The Strava Route is here.
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.
Where do I finish? Back where you started!
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
|Tim Gubitz – F3 Keillor||4:41|
|Cory “Cobra” Braddy||5:07|
|Kenny Finch (F3 Beefcake)||9:01|
|Eric (F3 Klinger)||9:10|
|Eric (F3 Soft Trail)||9:14|
Uphill Bonus Mile (Combined)
|Tim Gubitz – F3 Keillor||6:26|
|Cory “Cobra” Braddy||7:39|
|Eric (F3 Klinger)||8:08|
|Eric (F3 Soft Trail)||8:16|
|Pablo guillermo malpica ortiz||9:10|
|Kenny Finch (F3 Beefcake)||12:15|
Combined results for Week 1-3
Have questions or need to send us your time? [email protected]