Tour de Walter

2024 Tour de Walter Week 2 – Black Creek TC

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

The 2024 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 2024 Sir Walter Miler, which will be held Friday, August 2nd at Meredith. We’ll talk about these Strava Challenges of upcoming episodes of the Summer of Miles podcast, so make sure and subscribe!

What exactly is the Tour de Walter? This is the second 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 2024 Sir Walter Miler.

2024 Tour de Walter – Stage 2: Black Creek TC

What is it? The Black Creek Greenway is one of the jewels of Cary. And it’s a nice place to find some shade on a hot July day! Right now the back half of the greenway is under construction, hence the Trail Closed (TC) sign. This week’s segment is a nice out and back from the entrance at Old Reedy Creek Road.

Where is it? Park at the Old Reedy Creek Road Trailhead, located at 2139 Old Reedy Creek Rd, Cary, NC 27513. You’ll start at the brown bollard / entrance at the fence at Lake Crabtree

Start (and finish) at the brown bollard

Where is the start (and where do I run)? Start at the bollard and go straight until you see the Trail Closed (TC) sign. Touch the sign and turn around and run back to where you started! It’s about 1.4 miles out, so about 2.8 miles total.

Where do I finish? At the same place you started. The brown bollard!

When should I run? The segment has some shade, but it’s been hot lately, so plan accordingly. Don’t run in the middle of the day. Be careful. Take some Maurten in advance! You have between now and Saturday at midnight.

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 segment (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 entries to the Raleigh Holiday Half Marathon on Saturday, December 7th!

Week 1 Results – Oak Park to Umstead

Congrats to Mitchell Germann and Greta Easthom on the top times, and to Alex Rosenbower and Troy Allen for winning entries to the Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile. Contact us to claim your prize!

Name Sex Time
Mitchell Germann M 23:15:00 File:Jersey yellow.svg - Wikipedia
Clayson Shumway M 23:47:00
Alan Freeman M 27:13:00
Alex Rosenbower M 27:41:00 Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile
Geof Hileman M 30:00:00
John Hinson M 30:28:00
Jeff Aden M 30:39:00
Joshua Dwight M 31:32:00
Matthew Dey M 31:39:00
Samuel Bryan M 32:01:00
Matthew Bissette M 32:11:00
Greta Easthom F 32:23:00 File:Jersey yellow.svg - Wikipedia
James Walsh M 32:42:00
Wesley Sommer M 32:45:00
Alex Rogers M 33:16:00
Brad Davis M 33:58:00
Kellie Davis F 34:04:00
Kristen Giombi F 34:08:00
William Harris M 34:22:00
Brett Clingerman M 34:29:00
Tony McDermott M 34:33:00
Chris Voss M 35:12:00
Merrie Mosedale F 35:29:00
Ziggy Struna M 31:53:00
Jack Erhard M 36:59:00
Melissa Morris F 37:00:00
Michael Dunn M 37:55:00
Lucy Shearer F 38:03:00
megan arnold F 39:44:00
Jorge Tecunolmos M 40:00:00
Caroline Moakley F 40:55:00
Art Sheppard M 41:00:00
Julie Bryer F 41:15:00
Jonathan Citty M 44:18:00
Chris Shearer M 46:17:00
Brandy Burns F 48:50:00
Julia Meder F 52:18:00
Troy Allen M 56:36:00 Raleigh RunDown Downhill Mile

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