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Marathon Map

Click on the map image below to view the interactive course map.  Once you are viewing the interactive map:
  1. To achieve a full screen view of the map, click on “Fullscreen” in the upper left of the map.  
  2. In the upper right corner of the map is a drop down menu with map viewing options…we prefer “Hybrid”.
  3. You can highlight a section of the course to view a more detailed elevation chart of that section.  To view a more detailed section:
    • Move your cursor along the x-axis (mileage) of the elevation graph.  Mileage, elevation, and % grade will be displayed.
    • Click and hold a beginning point on the elevation graph.  Drag your cursor and highlight the segment/distance that you wish to view in greater detail.  When you release your mouse, the highlighted segment will be displayed.
    • To return to the full graph, single click the “de-select” button or single click the graph.


Marathon Course Notes: (USATF Certified: NC23014DF)

  1. The Start and Finish Lines for Marathon are located on the grass lawn adjacent to the Riverside Restaurant.
  2. The course is predominantly paved with 2 dirt/gravel road sections:
    • The first section (Mile 1.3 - 2.4) has a 0.45 mile uphill, followed by 0.65 downhill.
    • The second section (Mile 7.5 - 7.7) is flat along the river on Big Hill Rd.
  3. Race Flow:
    • Start - Mile 1.3: Flat and paved in the river valley.
    • Mile 1.3 - 1.7: Uphill on a packed gravel road.
    • Mile 1.7 - 2.4: Gradual downhill on a charming, packed gravel road…creek on one side, Christmas tree fields on the other.
    • Mile 2.4 - 6.9: Flat and paved in the river valley.  Pass the Start/Finish at Mile 3.2.
    • Mile 6.9 - 7.9: Flat, paved section of Big Hill Rd in the river valley.  Also includes 1/4 mile gravel section.
    • Mile 7.9 - 8.7: Changing gears as you run the "rolling" hills on Big Hill Rd. (+140 ft, -140 ft)  However, you will not have the "pleasure" of the road's namesake.  But you will have the pleasure of spectacular views of the river valley.
    • Mile 8.7 - 11.1: After descending on Big Hill Rd from Green Valley Community Park, you’re back in the scenic river valley on Big Hill and River Roads.
    • Mile 11.1 - 11.7: Climb to 3231 ft, the highest elevation on the course (+244 ft).
    • Mile 11.7 - 12.9: Enjoy the long recovery downhill as you drop back to the river valley (-287 ft).
    • Mile 12.9 - 20.1: Flat along the New River as you progress toward downtown Fleetwood (-83 ft).  At mile 14.1 you will pass the start/finish.
    • Mile 20.1: U-Turn
    • Mile 20.1 - FINISH: Final stretch in the flat river valley to the FINISH!
  4. Support Stations: approximately every 2 miles.  Refer to the Race Day Logistics page for details.


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