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? There are few spots in Raleigh that feel like you’re running on a trail, Lake Lynn is one of those. The constant ups and downs around the ~2 mile loop are as close as you’re going to get to Umstead Park, without battling the horseflies! The distance is approximately 2 2/3 miles.
Why is it called the Lake Lynn Trail Simulator? Because even though you’re mostly on asphalt, the ups and downs feel like you’re on the trails.
Where do I park? You can park in the Lake Lynn Parking Lot, which is located at 7921 Ray Road, Raleigh, NC 27613.
Where do I start? At the yellow bollard before the Lake Lynn Trail sign at the back of the Lake Lynn parking lot. You will finish here as well. The Strava route is here.
Where do I turn once I’ve started? There are only a few turns. You’ll go straight and then onto the bridge. You will take your first right on the bridge, and then follow your way around the lake until you get to about 2.25 miles (around the Mile 1 sign), where you will go straight onto the trail to the finish.
Where do I finish? Back where you started!
What do I do after I finish? Play some tennis, check out the ducks, or jog some more!
When can I run? Anytime between now and midnight on Saturday, July 17th. Results will be posted Sunday, July 18. 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 special edition 2021 Sir Walter Miler koozie! More awards will be announced soon!
Is there an overall competition? Of course! Below are results from Week 1: McNorth Hills Challenge
|Ryan Mills (F3 Walter White)||14:38|
|Kenny Finch (F3 Beefcake)||27:33:00|
Have questions or need to send us your time? SirWalterRunning@gmail.com