Tour de Walter

Tour de Walter Week 3 – Neuse River Downhill Mile

After a fun Week 1 with McNorth Hills Challenge, and Week 2 with the Lake Lynn Trail Simulator, we’re onto Week 3 towards Clayton with the Neuse River Downhill Mile, a fun 100′ drop mile that will get you ready for the Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile on Saturday, August 7th, which will be held during Sir Walter Miler Weekend for the first time!

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? If you ran the Greenway 20k this year, you’re going to be familiar with this mile, as it was the first mile of the course. Let’s get excited about the Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile on Saturday, August 7th with a little warm up! The race will be held during Sir Walter Miler Weekend for the first time!

Why is it called the Neuse River Downhill Mile? Because you’re on the Neuse River Trail, part of the East Coast Greenway, and the Mountains to Sea Trail. And of course, there’s about 100 feet of drop from start to finish. Great spot to light it up!

It’s going down!

Where do I park? You can park on the road by the start by pointing your GPS to 2600 Brown Field Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610, or you can park in the Greenway Parking Lot, located at 3021 Auburn Knightdale Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610, for about a 2 mile jog back towards the start, or at the Mial Plantation Parking Lot at 6090 Mial Plantation Rd, Raleigh, NC 27610, which would give you about a 2 mile jog up to the start.

Where do I start? At start of the Greenway 20k, on the “Raleigh side” of the greenway. If the starting line spray chalk has worn off, the marking on the right should still be there.

The start is just a few feet to the left of this post and bollard.
Start here. Go DOWN!
The “S / 20k” is the Start if the spray chalk starting line wears off.

Where do I turn once I’ve started? Just go straight! There are no turns. You’ll go into a turn around the halfway mark.

Where do I finish? A mile downhill! If the spray chalk has work off, you should see a 1 on the right side of the greenway with a line under it in faded yellow.

If the spray chalk wears off, look for the 1 marking on the right.

What do I do after I finish? Jog / Walk back or tackle the Uphill Bonus Mile (see below for Strava scoreboad)!

When can I run? Anytime between now and midnight on Saturday, July 24th. Results will be posted Sunday, July 18. And new this year, there will be an in person option every Tuesday night at 7pm!

Sunrise is a great time to run!

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 for Uphill Bonus Mile

What do I win for the Uphill Mile?
Fastest Male and Female will get a free entry to the RunDown!

Results from Week 2: Lake Lynn Trail Simulator

Women’s Results

Name Time
Lauren Archer 16:29
Kristen Giombi 18:02
Bri Gaal 18:10
Julie Bryer 18:40
Justine Knight 19:17
Christine Brugh 19:41
Tricity Andrew 20:00
Allaire Welk 20:05
Caroline Moakley 20:10
laurel streng 22:15
Crystal Burnett 22:58
Grace Sykes 23:05
Charline Woods 23:31
Amy McDowell 24:30:00
Katherine Harris 25:58:00
Jill Zalewski 30:16:00

Men’s Results

Name Time
Tim Gubitz – F3 Keillor 14:44
Marshall Ward 15:08
Spencer Husen 16:06
Michael Peck 16:27
Jeff Aden 16:29
Brendan Murray 17:16
Kyle Tolbert 17:43
Israel Not-TheCountry 18:01
Mitch Chadwick 18:21
Matt Robinson 18:24
Sam Burnett 19:00
Justin Lancaster 19:12
Kevin Mackay 19:24
Matthew Dey 19:37
Kevin Rumsey 19:38
Adam Bernot 19:42
Steven Hill 20:06
Mike McKenzie 20:06
Chris Voss 20:12
Tom Karnatz 20:13
Justin Kearney 20:15
Keith Downing 20:24
Joshua Reinke 20:25
Marty Gaal 20:26
Huncho Dias 20:42
Josh Boyle 20:57
James Walsh 21:34
ryan schanz 22:04
Sean ONeal 23:04
Todd G 23:08
Sterling Brockwell 23:20
Perry Boseman 24:03:00
Joseph Goad 25:03:00
Jeremy Teed 25:43:00
Ben Christoph 26:16:00
Kevin Houghton 28:20:00
Brett Ferguson 28:30:00
Kenny Finch (F3 Beefcake) 29:01:00
Ryan Askins 29:57:00
Brad Fowler 36:19:00

Combined results for Week 1 and 2


Name Time
Lauren Archer 33:44:00
Kristen Giombi 37:02:00
Bri Gaal 37:16:00
Julie Bryer 38:02:00
Justine Knight 40:14:00
Christine Brugh 40:18:00
Caroline Moakley 42:03:00
Tricity Andrew 43:11:00
laurel streng 48:22:00
Charline Woods 48:46:00
Katherine Harris 54:18:00
Jill Zalewski 64:36:00


Name Time
Tim Gubitz 29:56:00
Marshall Ward 31:04:00
Spencer Husen 32:30:00
Michael Peck 33:32:00
Jeff Aden 33:51:00
Brendan Murray 34:27:00
Kyle Tolbert 36:18:00
Sam Burnett 37:26:00
Kevin Mackay 37:51:00
Adam Bernot 39:58:00
Mike McKenzie 40:55:00
Joshua Reinke 41:22:00
Kevin Rumsey 41:23:00
Justin Kearney 41:25:00
Steven Hill 41:45:00
Keith Downing 41:46:00
Marty Gaal 41:54:00
Chris Voss 41:59:00
Josh Boyle 42:10:00
James Walsh 42:24:00
Sterling Brockwell 46:55:00
Sean ONeal 47:07:00
Todd G 47:10:00
ryan schanz 47:49:00
Kevin Houghton 54:09:00
Kenny Finch 56:34:00

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