Thursday, July 22, 2010

My Scheduled Races!

Ford's Colony 10K September 11, 2010
Your first thought might be why run a race at a golf course? If you ask this question, you have not visited The Golf Club at Rocky Mount (formally Ford's Colony, Rocky Mount).

The Golf Club at Rocky Mount is less than two years old, but has already drawn a reputation as a premier golf course in the southeast. The David Johnson designed course opened in September of 2007 and is sure to become a masterpiece.

Utilizing a classic front-nine out and back-nine return routing, the course takes full advantage of the gently rolling terrain and allows for a six uninterrupted miles of wide and smooth paved paths. Runners and walkers will pass over multiple brick bridges, through several wooded paths, and take in multiple views of the 80 acre Belmont Lake along the route.

Family Fun Run 7:45 am Start: Before the 5k and 10k start, kids, and families are encouraged to participate in the 3k Fun Run. This untimed event will allow kids to race like mom and dad and cross under the same finish line arch. All this while earning a special finisher's award and getting a race shirt. All participants must register, however parents in the 5k and 10k are welcome to jog along with their children without registering twice. More details are coming soon regarding the course.

10k Race 8:15 am Start: 10k participants will begin on the private Ford's Colony entrance road beside the main fountains. Approximately 300 yards after the start runners enter the paths of the course at the first tee box. Runners will then follow the paths for all 18 holes, having a chance to see all of the beauty ofThe Golf Club at Rocky Mount. After the 18th green, runners will again enter the private entrance road and sprint to the finish line located beside the start. All turns will be clearly marked and mile markers will be posted for all six mile.

5k Race 8:20 am Start
: 5k participants will begin on the same entrance road, and will also quickly enter the paths of the course. After the first four holes, including the signature Par 3 3rd hole, 5k runners will turn down a hard packed dirt road for a few hundred yard, before returning back to the paths at hole 14. At this point the 5k and 10k course join again and runners will pass holes 14-18 before returning to the finish line located beside the start.

Medoc Mountain 10 miler!!
October 16th 2010

The Medoc trail event is comprised of two different races. All runners will share the same start and finish area, and will run on the same course. This event is located at Medoc Mountain State Park in Hollister, North Carolina, will challenge runners as they traverse wooded trails, many of which are single track. Come enjoy the amazing views while testing your endurance.

After a brief stint on the park roads to allow runners to spread out, the remainder of the race takes place on the trails through a series of loops. Runners will then enjoy fantastic views as they run close to nature, passing over and beside waterways, up and down hills, and if you are very lucky you may even see Medoc himself. Just be careful not to make him angry and never give him food.

8:15 am Medoc Marathon: Like all marathons, the Medoc Marathon will total 26.2 miles, taking in three loops of the park. Finishers of the marathon will receive a nice heavy unique race medal, long sleeve shirt, other race amenities including well supported aide stations, and food on the course and at the finish.

This is not a course you will set a PR on, so come prepared for a challenge! Don't let the loop course keep you away. This course allows for great support by the race staff, and does not feel repetitive. To be honest, when you're at mile 20 with tired legs, being familiar with the terrain, and having volunteers that know you by name is a big perk.

8:30 am Medoc 10-Miler: If a full marathon sounds like too much for you, you are invited to do the Medoc 10-Miler. We expect to see both aggressive racers looking for an age group victory, and first timers in this event. This race will fill up, so we encourage runners to enter early.

Finishers are entitled to all of the race benefits as the Marathon, which include a long sleeve shirt, a well supported course, and post race food. They will receive a finishers medal that is unique to the 10-mile event. This is a great race introduction to trail racing. Encourage your friends to try the 10-miler, and prove to them you are not as crazy as people think you are. This race is scheduled to start at 8:30 am, to allow a clear trail for runners.

And finally. . . .

Walt Disney World Half Marathon

Saturday, January 8, 2011

It's runners to your mark on Saturday morning for the 13.1 mile course of the Walt Disney World® Half Marathon. Taking you to the Magic Kingdom® Park and then to an exhilarating finish in Epcot®, this race is perfect if you are a first timer or a veteran.

Each participant's $135 registration in the Walt Disney World® Half Marathon will include:

  • Race Registration
  • Official Race Handbook
  • Commemorative Champion® Race Tech Shirt
  • Goody Bag
  • Disney's Health & Fitness Expo including our world-class Speaker Series
  • Event Weekend Transportation for ALL Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels
  • Personalized Bibs (Register by 11/1/10)
  • On Course Refreshments
  • On Course Disney Entertainment
  • Post-Race Refreshments
  • Family Reunion Area with live entertainment and characters
  • Post-Race web site with direct access to your race photos, results and custom finisher certificate
  • Finishers receive Donald Duck medal
  • Disney magic you won't find anywhere else!

**Dates, times and prices subject to change. All races are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time.**

SOOOOO excited.

1 comment:

  1. That looks like fun & I'm not even a runner! so does the Disney one.

    If you want to order one of those signs, email me at Look forward to hearing from you.