1/10/2015: NCR

posted Jan 7, 2015, 1:03 PM by Alex Fuller   [ updated Jan 7, 2015, 1:24 PM ]
This week we'll run along the Northern Central Railroad Trail. This is a former rail line that has been converted to a recreational trail. It's flat, straight, scenic, and impossible to get lost! The half marathoners will run 8 miles and the marathoners will run 15.


We'll meet at 8 am at the Paper Mill Road parking lot. It's about a half-hour drive north of the city, so allow enough time to get up there. Sign up for carpooling if you need a ride or can provide one.


The route this week is a simple out-and-back. There are mile markers along the way, just remember that we're starting at 0.5 mile.


  • With the recent snowstorm, the trail will be covered in snow. In some places it may have packed down to hard ice. Slipping is a concern, so wear shoes with some traction, e.g., trail running shoes.
  • Even better, put some Yaktrax over the bottom of your shoes. They basically make it impossible to slip.
  • There are restrooms 0.5, 3.3, and 6.7 miles from the parking lot.
  • Don't count on any water fountains, they will be turned off for the winter. Bring your own if you're running 15 miles. You can still dehydrate in cold weather!