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The Roanoke Canal Half Marathon and 8K is a trail race that follows the Roanoke Canal, which was built in 1823. Money raised at the event will aid future programs and events at the Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail and the Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation Department. The Half Marathon … MORE
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    kmusheno FIRST-TIMER '19

    Course: You'll run out and back up and down a gravel trail through pine tree lined woods. Views of the canal were nice but industrial areas towards the end we're … MORE

    Course: You’ll run out and back up and down a gravel trail through pine tree lined woods. Views of the canal were nice but industrial areas towards the end we’re as pretty (and the smell of sewage was strong at points). Some of the surfaces were hard to run on (e.g., concrete erosion control grating). Biggest beef was with the course marking. I got lost twice due to race management issues. Once I missed a white paint turn marking that was on the back side of a hill (and only turned around because another runner whistled at me). On the way back, there was no marking where the trail split and I got totally lost. Also, the mile markers were way off.

    Swag was OK. Nice orange dayglow LS t-shirt. Custom medal was simple (just the race logo). Overall and age group awards looked nice.

    Post-race refreshments were pretty good.

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    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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