Northern Trails Marathon and 10 Miler

About

Year nine, and we are feeling fine.  Fun fact, this early March race has seen snow flurries 5 times, and has also seen temperatures over 58 degrees 6 times in the last 9 years!  This early spring trail race is one of the most beautiful trail races in the Piedmont, and is a great beginner race for trail runners, an awesome prep race for those preparing for an Ultra, and a perfect A race for those looking to hit the trails hard for a fast time!

Come on out and enjoy the trails along Lake Brandt and Lake Townsend with us!  This race will again be a part of the Trivium Trail Mega Medal Series, and a part of the Trivium Racing Series.

2022 Race Athlete Guide and Swag (2023 Coming Soon)

Details

When and Where

Saturday March 11th, 2023

Northern Guilford High School
7101 Spencer-Dixon Rd
Greensboro , NC 27214

Parking

Parking for this event will be available on site at Northern Guilford High School. Even better, you don’t need to worry about your bags or keys because Fleet Feet will be there to hold onto your goodies while you race!

Schedule of Events

Early Packet Pickup – Friday, March 10th:

Race Day – Saturday, March 11th:
  • 7:00am – 8:30am – Race-Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up at race site
  • 8:30 am – Marathon Race Start
  • 8:50 am – 10 Mile Race Start
  • 3:30 pm – Course Closes for all distances

Entry Fees

Event Through Aug 31st Through Dec 31st  Through Race Day
Marathon $65/$45* $73/$45* $79/$58*
Ten Miler $48/$32* $52/$32* $58/$39*
Virtual** $30 $30 $30 (registration closes 3/10)

* If you are not interested in a medal or race shirt, and just want to race an amazing event please choose the economy package for a discounted event cost.

**Want to complete the whole Trail Mega Medal, but you’re going to miss one of the races? Select the Virtual Race option and complete the race distance on your own time. Submit your results by race day and we will have your race packet (shirt and medal) available for pick up after race day! Virtual packets can be mailed by request for $10 shipping.

What You Get With Your Registration

Regular Registration

  • Custom race shirt (shirts are only guaranteed for registrations made more than 2 weeks before race day) 
  • Medals: This race is the second race in the Trail Mega Medal series of 2023!  All  medals will connect to make one giant medal!
  • Chip timing with splits on the race course and fast finish results
  • Live tracking for participants and spectators through the RaceJoy app
  • Aid along course at multiple aid stations
  • Post-race food and beverages
  • Points towards The Trivium Running Series
    • Double points for the Marathon!
  • Points towards The Trivium Club Cup Championship

Economy Registration

  • Custom race shirt 
  • Medals
  • Chip timing with splits on the race course and fast finish results
  • Live tracking for participants and spectators through the RaceJoy app
  • Aid along course at multiple aid stations
  • Post-race food and beverages
  • Points towards The Trivium Running Series
    • Double points for the Marathon!
  • Points towards The Trivium Club Cup Championship

Virtual Registration

  • Custom race shirt (shirts are only guaranteed for registrations made more than 2 weeks before race day) 
  • Medals: This race is the second race in the Trail Mega Medal series of 2023!  All  medals will connect to make one giant medal!

Awards

  • Awards to the top 3 overall males and females in the trail marathon and ten miler
  • Marathon: Awards to the top 3 males and females in the following age groups : 19 and under, 20- 29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+.
  • Ten Miler: Awards to the top 3 males and females in the following age groups: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69,70-74, 75-79, 80+
  • Ruck (both distances): Top 3 overall male and female Ruckers (See ruck rules by clicking here)
    • Ruckers will be pre-weighed prior to the race.
      • Ruckers Under 150 lbs must have a backpack with 20 lbs
      • Ruckers Over 150 Lbs must have a backpack with 30 lbs

Maps

Course Maps

    This course is measured with a wheel and GPS. Most GPS on the marathon will come out to 23.9 to 25.1 for course distance.  Remember that GPS are inaccurate in the woods.  We measure using both tools to get a 26.2 mile course for you!

    Aid Stations:

    Mile Marker Available Aid
    4.25 Water/Gatorade, Salt Tablets
    8.2 Water, huma gels
    13.1 Water/Gatorade, Granola Bars, Pretzels, Fruit Cups
    16 Water, huma Gel, Coke
    21.85 Water/Gatorade, Salt Tablets

    Northern Trails 10 Miler: This is a great out and back course.   We will be using different sections of the Bill Craft trail on the southern portion to reduce congestion on the return trip for runners!

    Aid Stations
    Mile Marker Available Aid
    4.25 Water/Gatorade, Salt Tablets
    5.75 Water/Gatorade, Salt Tablets

Rules

Rules & Guidelines

In the event the race should be canceled for reasons beyond the control of the Race Director or Race Committee (inclement weather or unsafe weather conditions; local, state or national emergency), refunds will not be made, but race packets, including race shirts, will be available at a location to be determined. Information will be available on the race website.

Refund Policy: No refunds for any reason will be issued for this event within 30 days of the event start date. Earlier than 30 days before the event, a request may be made for a 50% refund (this will be 50% of entry fee, excluding any processing fees). Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to this refund policy. To request a refund, please contact us on our Contact page and select “Registration” as the reason for your message.

Transfer policy: Entries can be transferred to another individual for a $5 transfer fee. T-shirt size will not be changeable. Entries CANNOT be transferred or deferred to another event or year. To request a transfer, please contact us on our Contact page and select “Registration” as the reason for your message.