Race Across Durham

Race Across Durham

Race Across Durham

( 2 reviews )
100% of reviewers recommend this race
  • Durham,
    North Carolina,
    United States
  • December
  • 10 miles, 26.2 miles/Marathon
  • Trail Race
  • Event Website

Alastair Vance

Morrisville, North Carolina, United States
27 18
"When can I sign up for next year?!"
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Alastair Vance's thoughts:

This was my third year running RAD and it is easily the race I look most forward to all year.

I just love the course so much, how it meanders through the trees alongside the Eno river, the elevation gradually increasing as you make your way to the rock quarry. The course definitely gets top marks for scenery.

I ran this year with my buddy Zach and we decided our main priority would be take it easy and enjoy the race. We found a nice conversational pace and did just that.

There are two aid stations on the course, one at approximately 4 miles, and the second at around 8 miles. At mile 5 there was an unofficial aid station, complete with several cans of beer of which we availed. Thank you, to whoever left those out!

Durham celebrates 150 years as a city in 2019, so it was nice to see this emblazoned on the actual race medal, making the hand-made medal even more precious.

The after-party was awesome. Our wives and children joined us afterward for some live music, beer and food. This year the fire pit and s'more-making ingredients was an awesome addition.

I will say that Zach and I did pull off some amazing poses for the course photographers and none of the photos seem to have made the cut. 🤣

Amy Rossi does a great job taking the photos and makes available for free (donation to Life Skills is encouraged).

Well, that wraps up a really good race year for me and I'm glad this race helps me end it with a high note!

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