Overall Rating
Overall Rating (7 Reviews)
3.9
(7 Ratings)(7 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2
SCENERY
3
PRODUCTION
4.1
SWAG
3.6
The Allscripts Tobacco Road Marathon features over 20 miles of the American Tobacco Trail (ATT). The rest of the course is flat and fast with a downhill finish. Up to 10 perecent of our runners qualify for the legendary Boston Marathon! Less experienced runners benefit too as the fast, flat, … MORE
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    ssabol1562 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    This is a great race! The first and last 2 miles of the course are on highway with a minor hill. The rest of the race is run on a … MORE

    This is a great race! The first and last 2 miles of the course are on highway with a minor hill. The rest of the race is run on a very flat rail trail. The surface is a soft limestone so it’s easy on the legs. This course could easily bring you a PR or a BQ.

    The swag is great. A standard tech t-shirt and sponsor gift (one year it was socks, this year it was a face cover). Since the race is on a rail trail, it always has a train on it. This year’s was one of their best yet (see photo).

    Post race is a great time as well. They have the usual post race food along with Papa Johns pizza and a local brewery (AMB) providing some post race treats. They also have a results table setup so you can get immediate results.

    Overall this is one of my favorite races when you combine the course, swag and post-race party.

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    1
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    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5
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    rcturk262 FIRST-TIMER '19

    Very well organized event. Really enjoyed the course, which had some rolling hills in the first and last 2 miles, but otherwise flat once we got to the trail. Plenty … MORE

    Very well organized event. Really enjoyed the course, which had some rolling hills in the first and last 2 miles, but otherwise flat once we got to the trail. Plenty of aid stations and good crowd support. A nice finishing area with a good post race party. As an added nice touch, Boston Marathon qualifiers received a “Boston Qualifier” shirt. All runners received a tech running shirt and an impressive finisher medal. All in all, a great race and one I highly recommend.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5
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    ivy1238 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    My 2nd time running this half marathon. Most are on the greenway and relatively flat (nothing is really flat around the area except the greenways). Full and half marathoners start … MORE

    My 2nd time running this half marathon. Most are on the greenway and relatively flat (nothing is really flat around the area except the greenways). Full and half marathoners start at the same time so it can get congested. Overall, an okay race. Lots of vendors and free food/drink after.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    3

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    abbjmc FIRST-TIMER '18

    This race is well run but low key. Don't expect a ton of spectators, and the course on the rail trail is a bit boring. But it's flat and fast … MORE

    This race is well run but low key. Don’t expect a ton of spectators, and the course on the rail trail is a bit boring. But it’s flat and fast and you might just PR or BQ.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    kt.eller FIRST-TIMER '17

    My first half, TR was a great start to my racing history! It was very organized, clear communication, and an easily navigable race experience for a first-timer! Course was flat … MORE

    My first half, TR was a great start to my racing history! It was very organized, clear communication, and an easily navigable race experience for a first-timer! Course was flat and fast, some trails.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    3

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    Jenlovestorun FIRST-TIMER '17

    I don't like out and back and that is pretty much all this race is - down one trail and back; go across the street onto another trail and follow … MORE

    I don’t like out and back and that is pretty much all this race is – down one trail and back; go across the street onto another trail and follow that back to the road; nice expo and nice area for traveling

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    3
    SCENERY
    3
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    3
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    MadelynMarino FIRST-TIMER '11

    I completed this race in 2011. The weather was not on my side for this race; it was cold and drizzly. The race started at 7am. The course is an … MORE

    I completed this race in 2011.
    The weather was not on my side for this race; it was cold and drizzly. The race started at 7am. The course is an out and back course with a mixture of streets and trails. A portion of the race goes through the American Tobacco Trail which was used to transport Tobacco in the past. This was a very cool portion of the race. However, please note once you entered the trail there were NO Port-a-potties.
    This was a smaller race which provided a unique experience. Despite its smaller size it was a fun race.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    3
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    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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