NCR Marathon


Nov 26, 2022 at 8:30 AM

NCR Marathon

1500 Glencoe Road

Baltimore MD, 21152


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Entry Fee $0
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 26.2M

Type: Trail

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 85%


The Northern Central Trail Marathon and Half Marathon are held the Saturday after Thanksgiving in northern Baltimore County, Maryland. The majority of the course is run on the scenic and flat Northern Central Railroad Trail.

This year’s races begin at 8:30AM on Saturday November 24th.

The marathon is the MD RRCA State Trail Marathon Championship and was profiled in the January 2009 issue of Runner’s World magazine as an alternate marathon you should consider.

The race is an out and back course primarily along the Northern Central Railroad Trail. The trail surface is a compacted combination of dirt and fine stone. The trail winds along the Gunpowder River, through quiet farmland. The start is at historic Oldfields School and will go downhill on Glencoe Rd. approximately .8 miles to the NCR trail where it will turn right onto the trail and will go out along the NCR trail to the turn around and then come back along the trail to finish on the trail back at Glencoe Rd. making this course the fastest Boston Qualifier for hundreds of miles.

Majority of course is on flat rail trail
USATF-certified and a Boston Marathon qualifier
Water stops with Gatorade every 3 to 3.5 miles
Chip timing
Race Start 8:30 AM


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Past Event Dates

Held on Nov 26, 2022

Held on Nov 24, 2018

Held on Nov 25, 2017

Held on Nov 26, 2016

Held on Nov 28, 2015

Held on Sep 28, 2014

Held on Sep 29, 2013

Held on Sep 30, 2012

Held on Oct 02, 2011

Held on Oct 03, 2010

Held on Sep 27, 2009

Held on Sep 28, 2008

Held on Oct 07, 2007

Held on Oct 01, 2006

Held on Nov 26, 2005

Held on Oct 05, 2003

Held on Apr 21, 2002

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