Tour de Walter

2023 Tour de Walter Week 3 – Art Museum Mile

So you like Strava Challenges? We have another for you! If you haven’t already, join the Sir Walter Running Strava club!

The 2023 Tour de Walter is off and running! We’ll announce a new challenge every Monday (or maybe Sunday night), and it will run through the following Saturday at Midnight. All of these are in celebration of the 2023 Sir Walter Miler, which will be held Friday, August 4th, back at Meredith. We’ll talk about these Strava Challenges of upcoming episodes of the Summer of Miles podcast, so make sure and subscribe!

2023 Tour de Walter – Stage 3: Art Museum Mile

What is it? We’re heading over to the Art Museum Park for a Mile in the woods and on the trail that’s mostly shaded! You’re only a few miles from Meredith and Raleigh Brewing in case you want to run from there!

Want to run with friends? Feel free to meet up Tuesdays at 7pm, just like the Pop Up Miles. No official start, so bring your own whistle!

Where is it? At the Museum Park at the North Carolina Museum of Art, which is located at 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607. The start is at the bottom of the hill on the greenway that heads to the bridge over 440.

Where is the start (and where do I run)? If you head down the hill and hang a right, it will start at the bottom where there’s a crossroads (see below).

Head down the hill
Head to the right down the hill to the starting line
Start at the back of cross section of the greenway.
At the top of the first hill, stay to the left towards the 440 bridge and Meredith College
Instead of going up the hill towards the bridge over 440, take a left onto the gravel trail
Stay to the left after you come out of the woods

Where do I finish? At the same place you started right before you hit the street!

Finish at the crack and watch out for oncoming traffic!

When should I run? The segment is mostly shaded, but it’s been hot lately, so plan accordingly.

Where will I see the standings? See below and filter accordingly. And we’ll update the cumulative weekly!

Tag Sir Walter Running in your Strava comments so we know you meant to complete the segement (and weren’t just out for a jog)!

Update your Privacy Settings! If you want your run to register, you must go into your run in Strava after it populates and adjust the privacy settings on that run (to not hide the start and finish).

The Official Strava Segment: (and here’s the official route:

What do I win? We will have a random drawing for 2 Sir Walter Miler shirts!

What exactly is the Tour de Walter? Yes. This is the first of a 4 segment Challenge called the Tour de Walter, in honor of the Tour de France. Everyone that competes all 4 segments will get a Tour de Walter koozie, and the Male and Female with the lowest overall time will get VIP seating at the 2023 Sir Walter Miler.

Week 2 – Simms Branch Half Results

Name Sex Time
Joshua Dwight M 2:04
Marshall Ward M 2:19
Johan Pennerat M 2:21
Jeff Aden M 2:24
Wesley Mickler M 2:26
Wesley Sommer M 2:29
Brendan Murray M 2:31
Kyle Tolbert M 2:31
Ziggy Struna M 2:32
Gary Hoke M 2:32
James Walsh M 2:35
Lucy Shearer F 2:39
Alex Rogers M 2:40
Michael Dunn M 2:42
Maddie Stambaugh F 2:43
Kristen Giombi F 2:50
Julie Bryer F 2:53
Chris Voss M 2:55
Jonathan Citty M 2:59
Art Sheppard M 3:02
Grace Pennerat F 3:04
Alex Peterson M 3:06
Kevin Rumsey M 3:18
Charline Woods F 3:19
Greta Easthorn F 3:19
David Smith M 3:35
Mike Luddy M 3:38
Jill Zalewski F 4:01
Aimee Holtsclaw F 4:02
Will Lahti M 4:11
Caroline Moakley F 4:23
Jen Curtain F 4:37
Megan Arnold F 4:45
Lauren Granger F 4:46

2023 Tour de Walter Overall Results (through 2 stages)

Name Sex Time
Joshua Dwight M 5:11
Marshall Ward M 5:37
Johan Pennerat M 5:40
Brendan Murray M 5:44
Wesley Sommer M 5:54
Jeff Aden M 5:57
Ziggy Struna M 6:21
Maddie Stambaugh F 6:28
Kyle Tolbert M 6:36
James Walsh M 6:43
Alex Rogers M 6:45
Michael Dunn M 6:46
Kristen Giombi F 7:06
Chris Voss M 7:10
Julie Bryer F 7:10
Kevin Rumsey M 7:48
Charline Woods F 8:04
Lucy Shearer F 8:04
Alex Peterson M 8:19
Art Sheppard M 8:45
Jonathan Citty M 8:54
Caroline Moakley F 9:52
Megan Arnold F 9:59
Jill Zalewski F 10:18
Lauren Granger F 10:54

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