12 Hours of Holiday miles
This 12 hour endurance run will be on a 5 mile (one way) down and back course that is composed of crushed gravel toe path. The course is Dunn's rails to trails path. This toe path will challenge any runner wether you choose to do the solo option, or the 3 or 5 person team. For 10 hours you will run to Dunn and back, after 10 hours you will do 1/2 mile repeats to the bridge and back. Ugly sweaters, food, beer and so much more!
"The Dunn-Erwin Rail Trail is a unique path that connects the two downtown areas of the communities while allowing the user to stroll through farmlands, beside cotton fields and across wetlands. The relaxed 5 mile trail of crushed stone is perfect for the casual walker, biker or family and is also used by serious runners because of its length and flat, well maintained surface. Dogs on leashes are welcome, but horses and ATVs are not permitted. The trail is clearly marked and easy to follow, and although the trail does intersect streets on multiple occasions, the crossings are well marked and safe. At multiple points on the path, there are informative signs with a map as well as historical points of interest and attractions along the trail. If you are interested in bringing the family and kids, there is plenty to explore in the two towns once you have traveled the trail. From Noah’s Landing, a 12 acre outdoor animal center, to historic sites likes Averasboro Civil War Battlefield and Museum; there is something to please everyone, young and old."
*Courtesy of: http://ncrailtrails.org/web/trails/dunn-erwin
Local time: 8:00 AM