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Runners and walkers in the 10th anniversary Novant Health Thunder Road Marathon, half marathon and 5K are on the course! Sure, it was a chilly start, but that wasn’t enough to cool the enthusiasm of the 6,000 some odd folks who’ll take on the course today. The mountain of cast-off sweaters, jackets and such was smaller than we’d expected – but we’re betting we’ll find additional layers along the curb line for the first couple of miles! The sun’s up, after all, and we’d preached all day at the Expo that the biggest mistakes on a morning like this are starting to fast, and over-dressing.
At the start, we spied quite a few fast folks we know could lay down some pretty good times. Can’t wait to see how that turns out! As for the rest of the field, we’re hoping for plenty of PR’s, boxes checked, and BQ’s, if that’s what you’re after! Admittedly, we’re biased, but it would be hard to argue that the new finish line experience here on Mint Street at Romare Bearden Park isn’t a pretty sweet set-up! And the Chick-fil-A VIP lounge? Worth the price alone for the indoor plumbing, but the addition of breakfast, drinks, wifi, and closed-circuit video of the finish line… it’s over the top.
We’re watching several runners, and our Athlete Trackers are already pinging. FYI, results will be posted up live on the event website, www.runcharlotte.com. That means it’s off to the finish for us!
Check this out! Runners and friends can get a special discount from Uber this weekend! Leave it all on the course, y’all! User’s got the driving part covered!